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Talking about Periods, do you recall any type of protection before tampons????

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      57haddreams wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • When I started tampons were available, but I had the belt and pad...remember in the machines you always got the pad plus 2 safety pins?  I think there was a cup like thing you could insert at one time, but I never tried it...sounded like a huge embarrassing mess if it tipped over.




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      Beemeh Moore wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • hahahaha...I only used pads before tampons but thanks god someone created tampons!




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Yes, the vile, hateful bulky pads and the belt - so invented by a man and yes you always leaked as it had no wings ......

      You couldn’t wear jeans or trousers as you had more than a VPL it was like a man with breasts ........

      Dr. Whites they were called in the UK and they had a picture of a nurse on the front of the pad and if you bought them they were always put in a paper bag like something shameful .......




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • I was living in third world then.  I remember a belt with a plastic shield underneath.  I put the pad inside (no, self sticking, no hook) in fact, I had one very embarrassing moment - it dropped off my pants at school after assembly... everyone walked by and said “eeeeeeeeeeew”

      Also for saving $, I put loads of TP on there.  Called me diaper baby. happy

      Then later came the belt with pad that could hook on.

      Tampon idea was not too popular in the Eastern culture at that time.  In fact, it took a long while.




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      57haddreams wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Remember this one?

      How can you tell if an elephant has it’s period?

      Your mattress is missing and there’s a nickel on the nightstand.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • 57: No, this is new to me... I am afraid I need an explanation - ESL time.




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      Tamra wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Gosh, thinking back to the time before the pad was adhesive—those awful, bulky belts and napkins.....what a pain!

      I wonder how women dealt with the monthly curse before pads were manufactured.  My mom talked about a time when they used pieces of cloth.  But I’m sure there were days when that just couldn’t do the job.  So I guess I was lucky to have pads even if they had to be worn with a belt.




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      57haddreams wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Chinadoll...it’s an old joke.  A mattress is about the size and elephant would need and a pad used to cost 5 cents in a machine.




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • A mooncup - have you seen those  

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      The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup around two inches long and made from soft silicone rubber. It is worn internally like a tampon but collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing. Unlike tampons the Mooncup is not a disposable product, so you only need to buy one.

       The Mooncup will hold 30ml of fluid, which is roughly one third of the average total produced each period. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls allowing your menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour.  

      I don’t think I’ll be using one ....... I know they are very eco green


      Ukgirl, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Dalemarie wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • I always wondered what was in the brown paper wrapped package my mother used to buy at the grocery store!!




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      Tamra wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Shopgirl,  

      Ah ha!  Now I get it...

      Yes, that’s like the explanation my mom told me.  Aren’t we lucky we didn’t have to deal with such inconvienence?




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