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proper TMI thread - wot do you do with your used tampons?

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Moomin Sun 21-May-06 23:02:22

no-one still flushes them do they?

do they?

i used to when i was younger but can't do it now, feel too guilty. it's such a faff though. i wrap them up in toilet paper and put them in nappy bags to be thrown out. is this ok or just as bad as flushing? i know i should get a mooncup by rights but i won't. so what's best?

harmonicacarrier Sun 21-May-06 23:04:51

nope. I wrap them in loo paper like you.

tortoise Sun 21-May-06 23:05:19

I flush em

trefusis Sun 21-May-06 23:07:06

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myturn Sun 21-May-06 23:07:16

Me too, tortoise . But have only just, after about 16 years of using disgusting pads, have returned to tampons. And didnt give a thought to the environment... I will now though.

emkana Sun 21-May-06 23:08:14

I've only had about 15 periods over the last six years, so finding it quite hard to remember

but I do wrap them in toilet paper, mostly because I have fears of blocking all the pipes with the things - the thought of having to call out a plumber and then... doesn't bear thinking about!

Blu Sun 21-May-06 23:08:22

Surely nappy bags in landfill can;t be a good thing?

Is flushing a big eco no-no then? oooops

tortoise Sun 21-May-06 23:09:14

How would i get it out and wrap it without dc seeing? Easy just to pull it and sit quick!(sorry tmi!)
Maybe i should get a mooncup.

myturn Sun 21-May-06 23:11:06

Even the sound of mooncups makes me want to vomit

mosschops30 Sun 21-May-06 23:12:28

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nursetigger6 Sun 21-May-06 23:13:49

I flush <<<ducks and runs>>>

trefusis Sun 21-May-06 23:15:21

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rickman Sun 21-May-06 23:15:30

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beetle73 Sun 21-May-06 23:15:40

Loo paper and straight into the bin. (Mooncup thoughts in the back of my mind.)

bramblina Sun 21-May-06 23:15:54

What the hell's a mooncup?
I guess none of you who flush have your very own septic tank, unlike lucky old me.

arfy Sun 21-May-06 23:16:22

have NEVER flushed them - apart from the environmental thing, they block up your own drains which is annoying

am now trialling a mooncup though. mainly to save money!

SquarewaysHereWeCome Sun 21-May-06 23:17:09

Flush n run here, but will be switching to a mooncup soon (if that's not TMI nothing is )

I am curious about those that wrap them in toilet paper as the otherwise thought of them blocking the loo is too much... so you make them bigger and bulkier with loo paper in the hope they won't block the bog? REALLY????

Please enlighten my ignorance about flushing Moomin - I seriously don't know and it may make me pop out for a mooncup tomorrow.

bubble99 Sun 21-May-06 23:17:52

Earrings?? Maybe a bit too Tracey Emin.....

emkana Sun 21-May-06 23:18:43


Nobody wraps them up and then flushes them, do they?
Wrap them then bin them!

trefusis Sun 21-May-06 23:18:45

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VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 21-May-06 23:18:48

Mooncup is best, obviously........

JanH Sun 21-May-06 23:19:34

noooooooooooo - you wrap them in paper and then put them in the bin! (Don't you?)

I am past all that, glad manic laugh, tra-la

serenity Sun 21-May-06 23:19:48

I buy the little purple bags (Pop ins?), and bag them and bin them.

flutterbee Sun 21-May-06 23:20:24

I flush

I am however going to be investing in a mooncup, I think its worth giving it a go.

If I hate it then I shall rethink the whole flushing situation.

bramblina Sun 21-May-06 23:20:45

PIL found a condom in theirs and all hell broke out. It was great. Septic tanks do have advantages then afterall. Entertainment.

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