to want to be able to buy NORMAL sanitary towels???

(88 Posts)
Nottalotta Wed 02-Oct-13 21:27:54

NOT with wings, NOT extra long and definately NOT bloody well deoderised for extra thrushness freshness!!

So i've not had a period for almost 8 years thanks to the depo jab. Came off it last year , eventually got a period this june. Had tried to prepare by buying sanitary towels but is nigh on impoossible to buy normal non scennted non winged pads!! What has changed since last time ffs??

(can't use tampons as get toxic shock syndrome godddammit)

Passthecake30 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:29:21

Sainsburys basics? They do a thin one, but no wings etc

Natracare. I get mine on amazon or from waitrose. No gels or fragrance!

miffybun73 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:29:50

Bodyform do non winged unscented ones.

All the Always ones are scented so that you get a vomit inducing smell of cheap air freshener and blood mixed together.

I bought the scented ones once by mistake and had to throw them away after using one.

shazbean Wed 02-Oct-13 21:31:25

bodyform are alright..I just bought non winged by mistake, orange pack. They do the job no nasty fake itch inducing old lady perfume smell grin.

Nottalotta Wed 02-Oct-13 21:59:40

Thank you all. Just need to track the little devils down in this godforsaken backwater that i live in

3monkeys Wed 02-Oct-13 22:01:17

I buy non scented, non winged always for DD. They do exist!

SpiritOfTheBuskersCat Wed 02-Oct-13 22:03:09

didn't you know us laydeeeessss need to have freshly scented fannies? wink

rattlemehearties Wed 02-Oct-13 22:03:25

Boots own brand? I had to stop using Always despite using them loyally since my first period when they started making them all scented! Yuck. Yanbu - way too many to choose from!

EddieVeddersfoxymop Wed 02-Oct-13 22:03:26

Home bargains. A great source of bodyform, kotex and some own brand towels. I've given up on Always, hate them with a passion as the itch is just unbearable!!

miffybun73 Wed 02-Oct-13 22:03:59

Hi Nottalotta, do you have a Boots anywhere near you. You can order stuff online and have it delivered to any Boots store. Our local Boots is the size of an average front room in a house and I order loads on line and just pick it up there.

Otherwise I guess if you ever do online supermarket shopping you could do it that way.

DaleyBump Wed 02-Oct-13 22:05:28

Have you considered a mooncup? I bought one after hearing good things but I've not had a chance to use it yet because I'm 32 weeks pregnant. It rings k bell that you can't get TSS with a mooncup but don't take my word for it.

PresidentServalan Wed 02-Oct-13 22:05:37

Coop own, also most chemists seem to stock Kotex etc

dementedma Wed 02-Oct-13 22:14:09

I prefer the winged ones - keeps them in place

BeScarefulWhatYouWitchFor Wed 02-Oct-13 22:16:23

Wilkinsons do Bodyform and they're £1 a pack atm.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 02-Oct-13 22:17:14

Wings are helpful holding everything in place and catching side seepage. I like Lilets towels no fragrance have wings and the night time ones have extra flaps t the back to secure everything.

lessonsintightropes Wed 02-Oct-13 22:18:50

Try having a look in your local corner shop - most of the ones round our way have only v basic 'feminine hygiene products' and they are pretty cheap too.

MmmmWhiteWine Wed 02-Oct-13 22:19:45

Genuine question....what's wrong with wings? I think they always make things feel a bit more secure....

ghostonthecanvas Wed 02-Oct-13 22:20:13

Always silk are unscented. Have wings though. I quite like wings. I feel like a fairy when I have wings. I thought that was why wings were added to towels. I also have a mooncup. It is a torturous device.

pointythings Wed 02-Oct-13 22:50:32

I use the Tesco or Sainsbury basic ones - no scent in those. I don't mind the wings so much, they prevent the glue from sticking to my thatch as they neatly fold around my ancient huge 'I Am On My Period' pants. grin

Always should just fuck off with their scented crap.

georgettemagritte Wed 02-Oct-13 23:51:29

Boots stock Cottons pads which are unscented (I've found they're about the only ones I can use which my skin doesn't react to! They all seem to have chemicals in now, even the ones which are meant not to be scented.) Oh and occasionally I buy maternity pads which are the old-fashioned kind and don't have scent or chemicals in. The Boots thin maternity ones are the best ones.

InThisTogether Thu 03-Oct-13 00:01:01

(sorry to be obstinate but I do prefer the scented ones, extra long, with wings!)

Each to their own though!

LayMizzRarb Thu 03-Oct-13 00:12:09

I wish you could buy them with loops and belts, for use at night.

Nottalotta Thu 03-Oct-13 06:46:07

I would LOVE to track some Kotex down!! I always used to use them but can't find them these days.

I don't like wings, they never seem to work properly and i end up with a bit sticking to me. I also don't like the scrunchy noise when i walk!! Never tried extra long - not seen the need.

I was put off the mooncup by the thread i saw on here once about someones cup smelling of rotting meat..... (and wondering how i'd manage at work? How do you empty and clean in work loos?)

Nottalotta Thu 03-Oct-13 06:48:11

pointy i actually had to go out and buy period pants!! Good old M & S.

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