TMI question...

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
TMI question...
14
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 12:25pm
I was talking to a friend about tampon disposal.





Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 1:10pm
Nope. I'd always learned that tampons were NOT disposable and it always made sense that public restrooms have those little disposal boxes. I have never flushed one down the toilet.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 3:48pm
I can't believe I've been so clueless for so long on this.





iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 5:01pm

I think I have been on autopilot on this, but I vaguely recall, years ago, that there was some media hype about not flushing tampons down the toilet, so I haven't done so since then.


My guess, though, is that water treatment plants screen

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-09-2001
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 8:57pm
Yes, ever since I was 15!! Does it say not to flush it on the package?
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2004
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 9:46pm

I flush mine.

Side question: so what do you do with them if you don't flush them?

If my DH opened up the bathroom trashcan to find a mass of used tampons, he'd have a seizure.





Lilypie First Birthday tickers
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 7:25am
I can't believe it's such general knowledge and I had no idea.





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 9:07am

We have a trashcan in the bathroom for such a purpose (along with tissues, dental floss, etc.)

There are certain things men have to deal with if they're going to live with women... and the used tampons/pads are one of 'em. If DH balked at emptying out the bathroom trash containing used tampons, I'd just remind him to be grateful that I don't also use the litter box. :P

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 9:19am
I'm "with you" on
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2004
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 12:03pm
My DH even gets disgusted by the sound of me ripping the pantiliner out of my panties!




Lilypie First Birthday tickers
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: cl_jeanwl
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 12:12pm

Your DH is in for a rude awakening when you have kids...

Now see, if that were my DH, I probably couldn't help myself from torturing him by chasing him around the house with a dirty tampon. Because I'm like that. :)

Pages