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I'm intrigued, but I haven't tried one yet. I would honestly be really scared about leaks. I know it's supposed to be really good for preventing leaks, but I just have this horrible image in my head...

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i've never slept with a tampon in.

wait i lie... once i was drunk and went to sleep without taking it out.
that was it.

felt gross to have it in overnight.

though pads are kinda horrible to deal with so that's the only reason im considering these menstrual cups lol.

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Quote: from JennyColada at 1:42 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from 4est at 1:19 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from katyduck at 10:39 am on Sep. 26, 2015

Thinking about using one is making me feel kinda sick

  Isn't it a bit messy?


my exgf was 100% opposed to using one, I convinced her to try divacup because she kept getting UTIs from sleeping for ten hrs without getting up to change her tampon, she never went back  

 just don't leave it on a bathroom counter somewhere



It seems odd to me that someone would get UTIs from a tampon. I don't think I've ever heard of that, and I used tampons exclusively for a while.

she got them from absolutely everything

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Quote: from JennyColada at 8:10 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from PollyPocket at 5:01 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 7:53 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

More importantly, who sleeps for 10 hours anymore without getting up?
 

 I do. Quite often actually. I'm one of the few who actually values sleep and makes sure to get in bed at a reasonable hour. My usual sleep to wake time is 11pm-9am. Yes, I'll often wake up between 6 and 8, but I don't get up, I just roll over and go back to sleep because if I got up, then I'd be up for at least the next few hours, and for no reason.



I haven't slept in until 9am since like 2006.

That sucks.

My life has made it possible for me to now do so, so I do. And in fact, soon my life will actually promote it since I won't be able to go to bed until around midnight because I'll be working til 11:15-11:30. Oh the evening shift.

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Quote: from PollyPocket at 7:55 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from JennyColada at 8:10 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from PollyPocket at 5:01 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 7:53 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

More importantly, who sleeps for 10 hours anymore without getting up?

  I do. Quite often actually. I'm one of the few who actually values sleep and makes sure to get in bed at a reasonable hour. My usual sleep to wake time is 11pm-9am. Yes, I'll often wake up between 6 and 8, but I don't get up, I just roll over and go back to sleep because if I got up, then I'd be up for at least the next few hours, and for no reason.


 
 I haven't slept in until 9am since like 2006.

That sucks.

My life has made it possible for me to now do so, so I do. And in fact, soon my life will actually promote it since I won't be able to go to bed until around midnight because I'll be working til 11:15-11:30. Oh the evening shift.



It's not about my "life", it's just my body. I just don't sleep in.

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Quote: from JennyColada at 7:22 am on Sep. 27, 2015Quote: from PollyPocket at 7:55 pm on Sep. 26, 2015Quote: from JennyColada at 8:10 pm on Sep. 26, 2015Quote: from PollyPocket at 5:01 pm on Sep. 26, 2015Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 7:53 pm on Sep. 26, 2015More importantly, who sleeps for 10 hours anymore without getting up?    

  I do. Quite often actually. I'm one of the few who actually values sleep and makes sure to get in bed at a reasonable hour. My usual sleep to wake time is 11pm-9am. Yes, I'll often wake up between 6 and 8, but I don't get up, I just roll over and go back to sleep because if I got up, then I'd be up for at least the next few hours, and for no reason.
  I haven't slept in until 9am since like 2006.  

 That sucks.  

 My life has made it possible for me to now do so, so I do. And in fact, soon my life will actually promote it since I won't be able to go to bed until around midnight because I'll be working til 11:15-11:30. Oh the evening shift.
It's not about my "life", it's just my body. I just don't sleep in.[/quote

I don't call 9 sleeping in, but okay.

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Quote: from PollyPocket at 8:59 am on Sep. 27, 2015

Quote: from JennyColada at 7:22 am on Sep. 27, 2015Quote: from PollyPocket at 7:55 pm on Sep. 26, 2015Quote: from JennyColada at 8:10 pm on Sep. 26, 2015Quote: from PollyPocket at 5:01 pm on Sep. 26, 2015Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 7:53 pm on Sep. 26, 2015More importantly, who sleeps for 10 hours anymore without getting up?

   I do. Quite often actually. I'm one of the few who actually values sleep and makes sure to get in bed at a reasonable hour. My usual sleep to wake time is 11pm-9am. Yes, I'll often wake up between 6 and 8, but I don't get up, I just roll over and go back to sleep because if I got up, then I'd be up for at least the next few hours, and for no reason.    
  I haven't slept in until 9am since like 2006.

  That sucks.

  My life has made it possible for me to now do so, so I do. And in fact, soon my life will actually promote it since I won't be able to go to bed until around midnight because I'll be working til 11:15-11:30. Oh the evening shift.  
 It's not about my "life", it's just my body. I just don't sleep in.[/quote

I don't call 9 sleeping in, but okay.


I do, lol. Sleeping til 9 is amazing. I'm usually up by 6 or 7.

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It only leaks if you don't insert it correctly, or if it gets too full. The latter is easy to avoid, and the former is also fairly easy with practice. If it does it's no worse than a tampon... you get a bit of dribbling, but it's not all suddenly just going to spill out, that's pretty much impossible.

Sometimes it can be good to monitor how much you're bleeding, so you can quickly detect any abnormalities and see a doctor about it.

It also does not dry out your vagina like tampons, which is a very good thing if you've had issues with infections and the like.


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My question is, how in the hell do you get them in? Folded up they look so huge compared to even super tampons! This topic reminded me of them again because I had looked into them before, but the whole hugeness of them turns me off big time! Also, at this point, I only get a light-medium at most period 4 times a year thanks to birth control, so I don't really use much in the feminine product dept. anyway.

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They still weird me out  

All feminine products have downsides, tbh. The TSS risk is legit so if i sleep in one, I absolutely make it a point to change it whenever I first get up. I don't sleep through the night (especially now but that's different) so when I wake up between 3-5 I'd change it so I could relax and fall asleep without worrying about it. Usually I prefer sleeping in a really thin pad. The bulky ones suck, but I like to give my vagina tampon breaks during my period so I just deal with pads. Only the thin ones though, luckily my periods are never heavy at all


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Quote: from PollyPocket at 8:01 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 7:53 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

More importantly, who sleeps for 10 hours anymore without getting up?

I do. Quite often actually. I'm one of the few who actually values sleep and makes sure to get in bed at a reasonable hour. My usual sleep to wake time is 11pm-9am. Yes, I'll often wake up between 6 and 8, but I don't get up, I just roll over and go back to sleep because if I got up, then I'd be up for at least the next few hours, and for no reason.


Stop sleeping so much...
So on the box, and it's pretty common to know, it says 8 hour max for a reason.
Toxic shock syndrome is real and you need to rethink your tampon use.


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Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 11:29 am on Sep. 28, 2015

Quote: from PollyPocket at 8:01 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

Quote: from Venus Aphrodite at 7:53 pm on Sep. 26, 2015

More importantly, who sleeps for 10 hours anymore without getting up?
 

 I do. Quite often actually. I'm one of the few who actually values sleep and makes sure to get in bed at a reasonable hour. My usual sleep to wake time is 11pm-9am. Yes, I'll often wake up between 6 and 8, but I don't get up, I just roll over and go back to sleep because if I got up, then I'd be up for at least the next few hours, and for no reason.


Stop sleeping so much...
So on the box, and it's pretty common to know, it says 8 hour max for a reason.
Toxic shock syndrome is real and you need to rethink your tampon use.


Why should I stop sleeping so much? It's not like I sleep excessively, just more than most people. And yes, TSS is real, but I've been using tampons for about 13 years now, and nothing bad has happened. And if I didn't use tampons at night, I'd wake up to bloody sheets every morning...and who wants that??

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I mean, why not just wear a pad at night? It's gross but at least it won't kill or paralyze you.

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Quote: from ixi at 1:05 pm on Sep. 28, 2015

I mean, why not just wear a pad at night? It's gross but at least it won't kill or paralyze you.

Because if I just wear a pad I'll wake up to bloody sheets every morning.

I mean, now my periods are usually light enough that the first and last days I can get away with just a pad, but the 2-3 days in between I have to wear BOTH a pad AND a tampon for proper protection.

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Just because something hasn't happened in 13 years, doesn't mean it won't in the next 25.  But that's just me

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