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)

Home Bargains had Kotex towels when I was in there today

marion37 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:25:39

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YouAreTalkingRubbish Sun 23-Feb-14 21:13:06

I would try a Mooncup as you probably won't need any towels at all. In the weird thread, the Mooncup was smelly because the OP didn't clean it for three days. I thought it was a troll post as I couldn't believe someone would do that.

Mooncups work out cheap too.

Pipbin Sun 23-Feb-14 21:20:00

I'm going to look up Charlie Banana towels. Sounds interesting.
I'm a mooncup user and I get toxic shock. I asked mooncup before I started using it and they said it's not been certified as safe and suggested I asked my GP. They were happy with it and I've not had a problem in 12 years.
As for dealing with it at work, I just empty and wipe it. I then run it under the hot tap as soon as I get home. I soak it in Milton every month too.

falulahthecat Sun 23-Feb-14 22:05:49

Natracare = the best ones. One gyno once said to me that most other brands just 'slowly erode the vulva' shock

falulahthecat Sun 23-Feb-14 22:06:22

*gynae

CaffeinatedKitten Sun 23-Feb-14 22:50:25

Definitely small chemists for Kotex. They're pretty much all I use, though I am considering cloth.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 23-Feb-14 22:52:28

Have just ordered Charlie banana towels smile

To the PP who asked about the MC and flow, my understanding is that tampons are made of absorbent material which pulls menstrual fluid from your body but obviously can't discriminate between that and your body's natural moisture. A MC just catches what falls iyswim. I thought that was why MC had a much lower rate of toxic shock.

LyndaCartersBigPants Sun 23-Feb-14 22:52:34

Try the value ones like Tesco value...no frills old Skool style.

NottaLotta - I can totally understand why you don't want the scented towels (urghhhhh - vile idea), but what is the problem with wings? I find they make the whole thing far more secure.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 23-Feb-14 22:53:45

But falulah sorry, how can pads erode the vulva? That sounds a bit suss to me....

I mean surely if your vulva were bring eroded you'd notice skin coming off, soreness, etc?

Preciousbane Sun 23-Feb-14 22:58:43

Co-op do good ones and I hate fancy thin ones and like thick bulky ST's.

Ah I can remember the days when a trip to the school nurse meant a pad with loops, you pinned the towel in to your knickers.

Sadly high schools don't seem to have school nurses anymore. I inhaled poison in a chemistry lesson once, poor school nurse had to ring the poisons unit at Guys.

Dillydollydaydream Sun 23-Feb-14 23:02:57

Also odd to check out Charlie Banana. I'm finding most disposable STs unbearably itchy at the moment over sharing and the scented ones are vile.

Dillydollydaydream Sun 23-Feb-14 23:03:31

Off^ even blush

CorusKate Sun 23-Feb-14 23:06:34

Can't you just cut the wings off if they bother you that much?

Pipbin Mon 24-Feb-14 07:52:47

I bought some Always a while ago and was surprised to find they didn't have wings.

My question with reusable ones is washing them. How? When? What else with?

Balaboosta Mon 24-Feb-14 08:24:06

Erode the vulva? Like nobody's noticed?
I met someone that told me they made their own toothpaste out of "natural ingredients" and used that because the fluoride in toothpaste was "sending everybody mad". Said as we walked along a normal city street past crowds of normal city people going about their normal city business.
I thought - and they are mad? and warned her about tooth decay and didn't hire her as a nanny

FlipFlippingFlippers Mon 24-Feb-14 08:36:31

I used to have to wear tampons and towels and change almost hourly as I'd regularly leak but I'd actually be confident enough to go knicker free with my mooncup! Never had a single leak and can easily go 6 hours when iit's at its heaviest.

falulahthecat Mon 24-Feb-14 15:55:41

Balaboosta
Yup - the whole reason I was at the docs was because I was getting sore/splitting skin, it almost 100% improved once I stopped using bleached and perfumed plastic-y products. I have two other friends who have had to do the same after getting the same 'side effects'.

So actually yes, people have noticed! wink
Obviously you're one of the lucky people who have a sturdy vagina rather than my sub-par over sensitive one.... grin

falulahthecat Mon 24-Feb-14 15:58:07

Quite frankly I personally don't know why anyone would rather use synthetic perfumed products in such a delicately balanced area over natural bleach free cotton ones anyways, there's hardly any difference pennies-wise either.

AlpacaLypse Mon 24-Feb-14 16:04:25

Anyone else noticed that Always seem to be on permanent special offer these days? Could it be because they've got a massive amount of stinky scented stuff in stock and are desperately trying to shift it? smile

MinesAPintOfTea Mon 24-Feb-14 16:05:13

Notta the rotten meat mooncup woman hadn't emptied it for 3 days because it took that long to get full. Imagine wearing the same towel for that long....

Also I've used both mooncup and softcup, the softcup is much more difficult to use cleanly.

But understand they're not for everyone, supermarket own brand tend to be scent-free and I've considered buying reusables before deciding that was daft as I only buy them to carry in case of unexpected period.

SometimesLonely Mon 24-Feb-14 16:17:16

You can buy Dr White's sanitary towels on the internet from a well known site. The good old sort with loops etc.

piratecat Mon 24-Feb-14 16:20:44

Morrisons and Tesco do their own normal pads, dd loves the first ones. 80p a packet. no fuss, wings, odd sticky strips!

hellymelly Mon 24-Feb-14 16:25:58

I agree bodyform or natracare. Big branches of boots stock more choice- in Bodyform anyway. i stock up when I am in one as I live in the back of beyond. I have a light-ish flow so tampons aren't great anyway (the sensation of changing a dryish tampon makes me go a bit sick and faint...shudder..) And I have found the same as you op, that most of the products out there have wings etc. DH once bought scented always as we were away on holiday and that was all the nearest shop had in stock. I could smell them across the room! There was no way I was using them, DH was horrified (as a Dad of girls ) he hadn't realised that scented san-pro even existed. We had to drive miles to a Tesco to get something acceptable. So bulk buy when you find one that suits you, because they seem to be discontinuing stuff all the time.

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