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Dont wear panty liners in your swimsuit cuz they might not work as well with all the water that is being absorbed anyway. I would use a light absorbancy tampon.
by *gabs*! on 12/28/2010 9:23:33 PM
Okay so why cant you wear a pad in the pool? is it ike bad for you or something? Sorry I know i sound kinda dumb but im new to puberty.
by paramoregurl on 12/28/2010 2:14:49 PM
by ankitsa124 on 8/22/2010 3:15:22 PM
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by jordyn1237 on 7/24/2010 10:09:31 PM
by Dogyocatyo on 7/20/2010 1:39:57 PM
Hey mod please answer my question but I just wanted to say that I looked it up on the Internet and someone asked it on yahoo answers and a Woman/girl said it was just old blood and since it was the end of my period it was just your bodys way if cleaning it self. So I guess I'm cool.
by selena_wiz_lover on 6/11/2010 11:56:09 AM
by PeakPumas on 6/5/2010 11:54:12 AM
MOD MOD MOD!!!!!!!
by PeakPumas on 6/5/2010 11:44:45 AM
today i went swimming with a tampon for the first time, becuz ive never worn 1 b4. and after like idk 3 or 4 hours i went home. it hurt REALLY bad when i tried 2 take it out. is there a pain free way 2 take it out?
by sophielew2 on 5/29/2010 5:32:35 PM
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by Olivia T. on 5/27/2010 12:47:00 AM
by koolios on 5/21/2010 2:48:46 PM
Hey girl, the next time you run out of period supplies, why don't you mention buying tampons to your mom instead of pads. This way, it won't be out of the blue. Don't worry too much about it, babe. After all, you mom's a woman too! Jiae K.
by jonaslover1418 on 5/5/2010 4:19:55 PM
by rachiiann on 4/19/2010 4:58:40 PM
by hcteh on 4/16/2010 9:43:48 PM
how high r ur chances of getting TSS?
by hcteh on 4/16/2010 9:39:13 PM
by faith_elizabeth33 on 4/12/2010 9:50:00 AM
by Damselinadress on 4/4/2010 3:40:23 PM
by Damselinadress on 4/4/2010 3:32:46 PM
by sarahroxs31 on 3/21/2010 10:23:07 PM
by Stelllar on 3/19/2010 6:15:55 PM
MOD's busy and not answering your question? Head on over to my page and ill be glad to help you out periods, boys, friends, anything! let your friends know too. thanks guurlies and see you over at my pagee<3
by heyimjoanna on 3/12/2010 2:30:48 PM
by sweetliksugr23 on 3/10/2010 7:20:59 PM
I dont have it yet...just dreading it
by haleyhay3 on 3/10/2010 1:40:59 PM
by haleyhay3 on 3/10/2010 1:31:49 PM
by lipsmackergal5 on 3/9/2010 12:39:56 PM
by treehugger13 on 3/7/2010 9:09:08 PM
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by treehugger13 on 3/7/2010 8:46:14 PM
by treehugger13 on 3/7/2010 7:56:25 PM
by elita on 2/25/2010 1:19:54 AM
by HeartsGetBroken on 2/17/2010 11:43:16 PM
by twee teen on 2/14/2010 5:30:59 PM
IF UYOU HAVE POSTED A STORY ABOUT TSS READ THIS NOW!!!!:please stoptelling us about the storys about how someone you know got TSS it scares us...ALOT
by lady leigh on 2/10/2010 11:48:35 PM
people can u plz stop telling the people ho want 2 were tampons but r scared about how your cuz or ur moms friend got TSS it scarz us ... ALOT!!!!!
by lady leigh on 2/6/2010 1:09:00 AM
srry, this is kinda random, but my mom had a bunch of toxic shock in a spot on her leg when she was younger...the docs had to remove it...weird
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by natalieisyourmod on 2/3/2010 7:01:14 PM
i hate my period. cuz when we go to church when i kneel yuck i can feel. and i dont wear tampons. my friends dont have theirs except for 2 so its hard to change it too at school. most of the time i end of just blotting it. and i always wear a skort or skirt during that time. dont want to be embarressed.
by selena_wiz_lover on 2/2/2010 9:29:32 PM
by harajukugirl1000 on 2/1/2010 8:49:28 PM
by Jazmyn D on 1/28/2010 11:46:59 PM
hey ladies my cuz didn't kno she had TSS and tried a tampon and had a siezure and her older sis had to pull the tamp out of her! So b careful...
by Jazmyn D on 1/28/2010 11:44:55 PM
by Fieldhockeystar on 1/28/2010 11:17:42 PM
by Tiger Lily on 1/27/2010 8:04:34 PM
Hey girl, check out this
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by irishkaren on 1/26/2010 6:21:56 PM
by ilovegiraffes45 on 1/24/2010 9:54:26 PM
I left mine in for like 8 or 9 hours at school for a week. My temperature got hotter, I got cramps and I felt sick.....MOD?????? Help
by livvybee365 on 1/23/2010 2:20:38 PM
by coolchick110 on 1/22/2010 10:59:07 PM
by coolchick110 on 1/22/2010 10:58:09 PM
by coolchick110 on 1/22/2010 10:45:56 PM
by jwanner on 1/22/2010 5:17:36 PM
by fashionsense on 1/19/2010 9:42:42 PM
by queenashley37 on 10/4/2009 5:29:12 PM
by queenashley37 on 10/4/2009 4:59:58 PM
by ladybuglover28 on 9/24/2009 7:01:30 PM
by cngibby333 on 8/24/2009 11:03:50 PM
by cutieness105 on 8/15/2009 1:00:51 PM
by nicegurl on 8/7/2009 10:51:14 PM
okay the idea of using a tampon is totally discusting to me i would rather use a pad-that is when i actually start-is it true that you have to use a tapon when swimming?
by Twilight_fann_08 on 7/23/2009 9:30:50 PM
by veronica barakat on 7/23/2009 3:05:45 PM
by kittybug101101 on 7/23/2009 2:33:41 PM
My friend once put in a tampon and forgot it was there. She realized about a month later when she got her next period that it was in there! And she was fine. So chances are, even if you leave a tampon in for a long time, you won't get TSS.
by supersingershannon on 7/22/2009 9:09:34 PM
TSS is really really rare, and unless you get these symptoms, you really shouldn't worry about it.
by supersingershannon on 7/22/2009 9:07:30 PM
OK, now i know this will sound weird but I've trid to put a tampon in, but it always stings to insert it. Ive tried 3 different times and i cant get it past the opening. Is there a problem with me?
by serenabeana on 7/22/2009 8:37:03 PM
by dance4evagrrl on 7/22/2009 6:37:18 PM
by xxtwizzy2xx on 7/22/2009 12:01:11 PM
by kelsabrams on 7/22/2009 12:43:47 AM
by GODALLASSTARS!!! on 7/21/2009 11:31:05 PM
can u sleep w/ a regular tampon in ?
by tennisplaya on 7/21/2009 4:47:34 PM
ok i put a tampon in and than 2hrs l8r i go to the bathroom and my period leaked through my tampon it did tht 2ce y iz tht iz at the highest absourbency but it leaked y is tht
by tennisplaya on 7/21/2009 4:46:44 PM
by reesescup96 on 7/21/2009 1:07:26 PM
i dont need tampons yet but if i go swimming i cant were a pad and tss sounds scary!!!
by singasolo on 7/14/2009 2:33:44 AM
Thank you so much for this artical!! I had no idea what it was so I asked you yesterday and look a whole little artical on it!! It really helped thanks!!
by girlygirl2143 on 7/13/2009 12:44:01 AM
Ok I need help! Anyone who could help me I would greatly appreciate it. I got my period a LONG time ago but, I've never been in a situation where I needed to use a tampon and now my cousins invited me to a water park tommorow and I will have ot wear a tampon or not go. So, I have some questions:
1. Has anynoe had any bad experiences with tampax pearl?
2. Do tampons hurt?
3. Do I have any precaustions that I have to take b4 putting in a tampon?
4. How do I p with a tampon in?
by uh-mazing on 6/16/2009 4:04:07 PM
by keelysquirrel on 5/26/2009 9:22:21 PM
The first time I put a tampon in I was crying and screaming because it hurt so bad.
Thankfully I learned that I put it in wayyyy wrong.
And for anyone wondering how to put on in that doesn't want to ask, if you buy Tampax Pearl, they always have a step-by-step how-to. That's how I learned!
And don't worry, putting a tampon in doesn't mean you're going to get TSS!
by JescaLovey on 5/9/2009 7:55:46 PM
by Pro_Gymnast_32 on 5/9/2009 11:34:56 AM
I REALLY SCARED NOW!!!!!!!!
by pandahugz on 4/28/2009 6:39:11 PM
Yeah, they are TOTALLY right, TSS is really rare. You'd have to have a super absorbent tampon in, and forget it was there, and leave it there for days to get TSS. So no worry's if it was over night or more then 8 hours.
by neon-glitter on 4/20/2009 2:58:40 AM
by flip-flop14 on 4/11/2009 4:41:42 PM
HEY GIRLIES TRY PLATEX GENTLE GLIDE, THERE REALY EASY TO TAKE OUT!!!!
by flip-flop14 on 4/11/2009 4:38:47 PM
And this is why I stick with pads and dont swim in the summer when I have my cycle, you see I'm a huge swimmer and I swim for WAY longer than 4 hours in a row...yeah, peace
by gussing-girl on 4/11/2009 3:36:03 PM
by swedlhal on 4/4/2009 12:37:14 PM
This always freaks me out a bit because one of my mom's friend's daughter got it. She didn't die but she was very sick for a while. But she had used a super-extra heavy tampon w\ only discharge... and left it in super long by accident
by krenee919 on 4/3/2009 8:01:10 PM
by Pro_Gymnast_32 on 3/30/2009 3:29:27 PM
by froggie823 on 3/26/2009 8:22:27 PM
hey... im 13 and i usd a tamp only once... it really hurt. was it placed wrongly?
by eco-lu on 3/9/2009 4:41:47 PM
OMG thank you
in sixth grade we got "the period talk"
from my P.E. teachers and they told me about this and completely scared me out of using tampons
by WhitleyJonas on 3/5/2009 10:23:57 PM
by floridagrl4eva13 on 2/6/2009 9:15:51 PM
i dont know how people use tampons!!!!!!! they are soooo uncomftable! i use them when i have my period and i have to go to dance but thats it..
by ginnykinz on 2/5/2009 10:37:14 AM
by tap_dancer on 1/16/2009 7:25:52 PM
by tap_dancer on 1/16/2009 7:19:59 PM
by lilmizcrazi on 1/9/2009 11:12:29 PM
by glgal41 on 1/8/2009 7:32:59 PM
ok this mite sound weird but ive tried tampn a few times i have no prob getting them in but after 5 minutes i freak out and take it out but i usually have trouble takking it out, it hurts but it does come out. is that normal??
by lilmizcrazi on 1/5/2009 11:03:09 PM
Im scared of using tampons, i have used dem be4 but now im jst scared dnt ask y i cant even explain it lol does anybody recomend tampons over pads? what one should i use?
by Phat Chick on 1/4/2009 9:17:15 PM
I always use tampons, but at night i use a pad to be safe!!!
by dancer_roxilynn on 1/3/2009 5:09:09 PM
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by supersweetie563 on 1/2/2009 10:49:50 AM
im 13 and still havent started. my mom is wondering why also. everyone in my family started around 13. yes im 13 but almost 14. im kinda scared. is there something wrong? or is it normal
by shattered lolli on 12/30/2008 5:44:42 PM
*To All Girls*
I was wondering... has any1 used the new Always Infinity?? It's like $8 for a pack of 34 pads so if ANY of u hav used them could u leave me a message on my profile about if they do or don't work or wat u lik bout them?
Thx 4 the help,
by Ash95 on 12/15/2008 7:12:28 PM
yeah my cousin got TSS and was in the hospital for 3 mnths.......but shes okay now and she recovered very fast
by mrs.kevinjonas on 12/8/2008 12:16:37 PM
by strawberrysherbert on 12/6/2008 1:07:15 PM
by softball_lover_96 on 12/4/2008 9:47:31 PM
by soccergirl448 on 12/4/2008 5:12:17 PM
by alyssa11 on 11/23/2008 2:43:15 PM
u dont have 2 change it every 4 hours, the box sez every 8. i change it about every 6, right in the middle
by HotCocoa13 on 11/20/2008 5:40:22 PM
how rare is it? what if you get distracted and leave them in for like 6 hours?
by Gothgirl13 on 11/16/2008 3:12:10 PM
by werphless on 11/15/2008 12:04:02 AM
In girl scouts well our troop was at the lock-in my BFF got her period. She can't use tampons until she moves out (I know strict rents) so she had to miss out on swimming. When peeps asked her why she wasn't swimming she told them she forgot her swim suit. She said she was lucky cause some people bring extra suits. Also, some people thought it was stupid of her to forget her swimsuit.
If you have your period and are at an event like that, what do you tell people when they ask why you can't swim if you don't what to tell them about your period?
by Ash95 on 11/3/2008 11:12:18 PM
Wow, This helps a lot!
by Ash95 on 11/3/2008 11:06:16 PM
i want to start using tampons but im too scared of the dieses and dont know how to put it in. and its too awkward to ask my mom! help me too!
by katieeeee on 10/26/2008 7:07:03 PM
dude i'm in high school and i still don't use tampons. they seem really awkward.
by music=life <3 on 10/25/2008 12:15:10 PM
is it ok that i leave a tampon in for a few hours after my period stops?(sometimes i dont know right away if it has or not)
by Vball96 on 10/19/2008 5:12:21 PM
by angel365 on 10/16/2008 7:42:28 AM
this is really scary i dont wanna get this eva!!
by angel365 on 10/16/2008 7:41:39 AM
by stay beautiful on 8/29/2008 8:29:59 PM
GeM&C why don't u try frozen yogurt trust me it tastes really good especially vanilla hope it helps
by elephants123 on 8/21/2008 11:11:17 PM
one time my friend had started hers for the first time and she liked freaked out and asked me to carry them for her, so i carried it under my dress, and it dropped! i was so embarressed!
by hilarykinz on 8/21/2008 8:28:16 PM
I have a HA-YUGE ice cream craving on the heaviest day of my period. Like once, I had 4 full servings of ice cream!!!!! With sprinkles,too! I've tried to eat an apple instead, but it just makes me want to eat ice cream more for some reason! I get too tempted and I can't resist. I'm already overweight and this is not helping my diet. Please help me!!!!!!!!
by GeM&C on 8/19/2008 11:39:14 PM
by sugar_spice on 8/16/2008 2:57:17 PM
I'm afraid to use them. Ack! I just started...
by kat107 on 8/15/2008 10:08:25 PM
im easy i use the lightest one, and i can still use one with less absorbency
by bubbly_bubbles_in_bubble_land on 8/15/2008 10:00:32 PM
also, can changing a tampon too much cause TSS?
by missyrissy on 8/14/2008 9:56:09 PM
when it says symptoms of tss include a rash, where would that rash be?
by missyrissy on 8/14/2008 9:54:00 PM
i read about this disease on my tampon box and got really scared because i wore a super-plus absorbent one to bed once when my period was really heavy =/ i'm ok though so its all gooood ..
by fall back into my life ♥ on 8/14/2008 2:23:43 PM
i got really scared one time becuz i forgot to take my tampon out before i went to bed so it was in for 18 hours. not good. but that was a while ago and i'm okay.
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