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- Jan 24 by Jill2ShayWhen my flow is super heavy and I know I won't be able to change at the drop of a hat, I double up on heavy flow tampons. Side by side, not tandem, obviously. lol
- Jan 26 by RosaleiMaeQuote from Jaynie_MarieI have an IUD and no longer get periods because of it, but I totally agree about the menstrual cup option... it's also a lot better for your body and safer for extended use.I used to have to wear kahki colored pants at a previous job so I understand the need for a protection that won't leak! What I found works the best for me is a menstrual cup (diva/moon cup/lunette/etc)...it holds much more than a tampon and is cheaper than continuing to purchase tampons every month (more eco friendly, as well, if you're concerned about that). On my heavy days I also wear a panty liner if I know/suspect I may not be able to get to the bathroom when needed, but even so it very rarely leaks...I love it and would never even consider going back to tampons!
- Jan 26 by Jill2ShayI use a diva cup most of the time. They're great but for heavy flow days... well... think of how bad it can get with a tampon overflowing. Now imagine a cup *full* of blood leaking. It's not pretty and can get really messy, really fast. There's a period (ha) of time where my flow is too heavy and the amount of blood flowing into the cup is more than it can handle because of the air displacement. There's only four tiny holes to allow the air to leave when it's displaced by blood. Yeah.
- Jan 27 by LadyFree28^Yeah. Gotta keep that in mind when if I decide in a diva cup and end up having the "nurse of action" days with complex wound care, a bariatric patient, and a code happens...ewwwwow...