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To swim whilst menstruating?

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awomensworkisneverdone Sun 20-May-18 09:42:59

So funny light hearted conversation with sister and friend Friday and totally random.
I swim every Friday evening with my other half and my dc.
My sister told me it was vile for me to swim whilst bleeding. My friend disagrees and said it fine.
I did go swimming as my period was pretty much over (day 5). Would I swim whilst heavy? I would say no I wouldn’t. Would you?
Sister says it’s not fair on others swimming and friend says she’s wouldn’t care. Are there actually any rules about it? Would you? Would a tamping be suitable if you did want to swim? I’m not sure about others but if I bath whilst using a tampon it will eventually fill up with water and expand rapidly! confused or is it just me?? Would you swim during your period?

awomensworkisneverdone Sun 20-May-18 09:44:08

Tampon! * not tamping lol

Racecardriver Sun 20-May-18 09:44:58

If you are going to swim please use a tampon.

Llanali Sun 20-May-18 09:45:49

Of course, with either a tampon or a mooncup.

PalePinkSwan Sun 20-May-18 09:46:08

Of course people swim on their period, and of course they wear tampons.

FissionChips Sun 20-May-18 09:46:51

How is your tampon filling with water? confused that can’t be normal.

my2bundles Sun 20-May-18 09:48:05

Wear a tampon or moon up or don't swim.

Carycach100 Sun 20-May-18 09:48:35

fissionchips foofs are not watertight

JennyOnAPlate Sun 20-May-18 09:49:58

Yes with a tampon. Swimming on your period without a tampon is fucking rank.

Carycach100 Sun 20-May-18 09:49:58

I i think the colder water is supposed to stem the flow too

awomensworkisneverdone Sun 20-May-18 09:50:02

I have no idea fission but it just does. When removing it it’s full with water. I don’t know if it’s slipped down whilst bathing? But happens a lot.

BlueberryMarshmallow Sun 20-May-18 09:50:02

I swim but wear a tampon. I know what you mean about the filling with water mines does too and grossed me out a bit (pool water definitely doesn’t belong up there!).

SilverHairedCat Sun 20-May-18 09:51:04

I wear tampons and swim whilst wearing them, with no issues of "filling".

Are you saying you swim without using anything when you have your period? Because that would be grim. Using a tampon or mooncup is common sense.

KirstenRaymonde Sun 20-May-18 09:51:05

Swimming on your period is fine, but I don’t know why you’d be doing it without a tampon.

Grilledaubergines Sun 20-May-18 09:51:13

I wouldn’t but that’s because even with a tampon when I stand up from the bath I have watery blood running down my leg and my tampon is water-logged. Do it would be too risky for me.

awomensworkisneverdone Sun 20-May-18 09:51:41

Omg! Relief! I actually started to freak out then thinking it’s just me.
Iv also heard whilst In the water the flow will stop. Not that Iv experienced this though.

FASH84 Sun 20-May-18 09:52:10

Don't swim without a moon cup or tampon, it's disgusting, no one wants your bodily fluids in their face, this also extends to peeing in pools.

dementedpixie Sun 20-May-18 09:52:15

Of course you can swim when you have your period. I use a tampon.

leighdinglady Sun 20-May-18 09:52:34

Are you saying you'd swim without a tampon? That would be grim.

somesetmeadow Sun 20-May-18 09:52:41

I don’t use anything. It’s fine. Cold water stops blood.

greenlynx Sun 20-May-18 09:52:51

Of course, people swim wearing tampons during their period.

NorthernLurker Sun 20-May-18 09:53:06

No wonder our public swimming pools have to have so much chlorine in them with people like the op around!

awomensworkisneverdone Sun 20-May-18 09:53:07

No i swam on my last day of bleeding.. we are talking a drop (if that) I wouldn’t swim without a tampon if I was mid cycle.

awomensworkisneverdone Sun 20-May-18 09:54:05

Me?? I wasn’t bleeding!
I asked if you would or should and how to deal with a filling tampon.

dementedpixie Sun 20-May-18 09:54:34

Is it not a myth that cold water stops blood?. It probably just oozes out and is diluted by pool water. Use a tampon or moon cup

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