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Jofo Sun 12-Jun-16 12:21:14

We are moving to HK from Jersey next month for a couple of years and I have just been told by someone there that it is hard to find tampons. Is this right? Do I need to stock up before we move?

Thank you. Any feedback welcome and also any other things that I need to know.

LemonySmithit Sun 12-Jun-16 16:54:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Micah Sun 12-Jun-16 16:57:07

I know someone moaned about people doing this on another thread, but...


How many tampons would you need for a couple of years? 24 large boxes as least?

Jofo Sun 12-Jun-16 18:48:49

My husband will have to stock up when he comes back to UK for business as really don't think I can face a mooncup!

dramalamma Sun 12-Jun-16 18:58:56

I don't know about Hong long but it was really hard to get them in mainland China - and the ones that were available were non-applicator and very expensive. I ended up using reusable pads and a mooncup - and have never gone back to be honest! So much better than tampons!

NiceViper Sun 12-Jun-16 19:06:21

The German make OB (non-applicator, like Lillets) has been available in chemists and supermarkets since at least the 1980s, and I'm pretty sure tampax as well. Can't imagine they'll have become less available in the last couple of years.

feckity Sun 12-Jun-16 19:09:30

Please please please try a mooncup. They're revolutionary - I haven't had to buy tampons in 5+ years.

NiceViper Sun 12-Jun-16 19:15:35

I've just looked at the online shopping pages of the two main HK supermarket chains:

Park N Shop sell tampax, OB and natracare organic tampons

Wellcome have the crankiest website I've encountered in a long time and although it has a feminine hygiene page, I couldn't get it to open

BusStopBetty Sun 12-Jun-16 19:20:21

You can definitely find them in Watsons.

Jofo Sun 12-Jun-16 21:10:36

Thanks all. Will see what's what when we get out there. Am sure there will bigger things to worry about smile

citychick Mon 13-Jun-16 04:15:53

Hi, late to this little tampon party, but yes, they are available.
Parknshop def have them.
Watsons in Admiralty/Queensway shopping mall have them too.

Just grab a few boxes when you see them. Never used a mooncup so can't comment there.
If you find yourself living in a relatively local area, you might have to go into town/ more expat area to stock up.

Tip - if you take vitamin pills, def take over as they are super expensive here. eg...Centrum kids multi vits are £5 for 3 boxes of 30 in Sainsbury's. here is more than £10 for one box!

Good luck with the move!

bilbul Mon 13-Jun-16 06:03:13

Can't you order them from eChemist - free worldwide shipping over £20 and VAT is taken off?

marcopront Mon 13-Jun-16 08:06:04

Are all sizes available? I'm not in HK but cannot get the super plus extra I need where I live.

citychick Mon 13-Jun-16 08:29:51

i see regular and super where i shop in HK

hongkongbound Thu 23-Jun-16 10:12:11

I'm also moving to HK so watching with interest. Slightly off point but I bought a mooncup recently and can't get the damn thing in...

Needmyowndesertisland Thu 23-Jun-16 10:18:38

You need to fold it like this

hongkongbound Thu 23-Jun-16 11:02:08

ooh, that's helpful. I've tried technique one and still found it really tight and painful but might try technique 2.

Also, if flow is heavy, isn't the insertion process just terribly messy? Sorry TMI blush

KeyserSophie Thu 23-Jun-16 14:33:29

Dont panic- you can buy tampons in HK. Stand down everyone!! grin

xinchao Sat 02-Jul-16 20:44:56

You can buy pretty much most things in HK...for a price. Tampons not a problem. But concur with a previous poster -
Mooncups are x1000 better than any other sanitary productS

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