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To think you can't swim when you have a period?

(163 Posts)
lostinmiddlemarch Sun 17-Jan-16 12:55:47

Just that. How can it possibly be done?

I couldn't, even with tampax super plus.

icklekid Sun 17-Jan-16 12:58:25

I have on holiday with tampax no problem

ginmakesitallok Sun 17-Jan-16 12:59:10

I do, with super tampax, change before and after swimming

SirBoobAlot Sun 17-Jan-16 12:59:12

Mooncup. No problem.

Thefitfatty Sun 17-Jan-16 12:59:24

YABU, tampax work fine for me.

Osolea Sun 17-Jan-16 12:59:44

I do it all the time. It's fine.

Boleh Sun 17-Jan-16 12:59:58

Of course you can, I swim and scuba dive using tampax, just make sure you aren't in there longer than it would usually last for and change as soon as you get out.

pasturesgreen Sun 17-Jan-16 13:00:02

Personally I don't like to, but of course you can!

Nydj Sun 17-Jan-16 13:00:02

Just because you felt unable to swim even with a tampon doesn't mean that the same will apply to everyone else.

IndomitabIe Sun 17-Jan-16 13:00:42

Maybe it's just me, but... cup or tampon, they both just fill with water. (and no, I have no pelvic floor issues!).

don't like getting cold & wet anyway

PurpleTraitor Sun 17-Jan-16 13:01:10

I swim twice a week every week.

Do you have especially heavy periods? Might you benefit from a trip to the GP?

Cleensheetsandbedding Sun 17-Jan-16 13:01:56

of course you can hmm

Chicagomd Sun 17-Jan-16 13:02:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaurieFairyCake Sun 17-Jan-16 13:02:37

If I put a tampon to the top it doesn't get even slightly wet.

And obviously all the professional swimmers do wink

HermioneJeanGranger Sun 17-Jan-16 13:03:24

Why would you want to put your life on hold for a period unless it made you so sick you had no choice? confused

Of course you can swim when you have your period, although I wouldn't on the first day because my cramps make me feel sick.

GrinAndTonic Sun 17-Jan-16 13:03:30

Really? I understand everyone feels differently but I find these beliefs stop some young girls from swimming.
I have horrifically heavy periods but I've swum in the pool and ocean, played waterpolo and done squad swimming all with a tampon in. You only lose mls not litres.

TheGoldenApplesOfTheSun Sun 17-Jan-16 13:04:19

Of course you can swim! No need for Tampax necessarily either, I used to swim in the sea all the time on my period - dark swimsuit & towels, all will be well.

lostinmiddlemarch Sun 17-Jan-16 13:07:45

I see. Thanks for responding. So maybe I have a problem...I can't rely on tampax at all, for any length of time.

Glad to see so many women are able to do this.

Chicagomd Sun 17-Jan-16 13:13:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Katenka Sun 17-Jan-16 13:14:01

I swim when on my period. I can't see why not.

I would give a few tampons a go.

mamacasshadahairyass Sun 17-Jan-16 13:14:11

I cant cant on tampax wither. That's why i use lil lets.

I used to swim competitively until I was 18. Still do recreationaly for fitness. Never ever been a problem. And Ive never heard of or experinced a tampon filling with water.

HermioneJeanGranger Sun 17-Jan-16 13:14:19

What brand are you using? Not all brands are the same for everyone. I can't use Tampax and find they leak, but Lillets are perfect for me. Keep trying different brands until you find one you like.

mamacasshadahairyass Sun 17-Jan-16 13:14:31

*cant count

lorelei9 Sun 17-Jan-16 13:14:58

I couldn't either, periods far too heavy to risk it plus I would feel odd. I think it depends on the individual.

mamacasshadahairyass Sun 17-Jan-16 13:15:31

Bloody hell... Either, not wither. blush

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