"When you’re on your cycle and wear tampons, how do you stop getting your panties soaking wet with urine?
Every time I pee with a tampon in, obviously, my tampon string gets soaked with pee. What do y’all do? I wear panty liners, but they are so uncomfortable for me. Any other tips?"
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TOP ANSWERS (AS SELECTED BY MODERATOR):
“You do not need to change your tampon every time you pee like some people are suggesting. You simply need to move the tampon string out of the way.”
“No you don’t need to change it every time, they can stay for hours in place. After using the bathroom, just pat the string dry.”
“Or change the tampon when you go to the bathroom.”
“HOLD ON, I was taught you change your tampon/pad EVERY TIME you use the bathroom. if you go to the bathroom a lot, use a smaller size so it’s not uncomfortable to take it. I legit thought every female was taught this way.”
“Um you move the string out of the way when you pee?”
“I always change mine whenever I go to the bathroom… try that.”
“Wow… so many negative comments for someone just asking a question. I personally could not change every time I pee bc after three kids there’s no way. I pee every 2 seconds it seems lol.”
“Am I the only one that just holds the string to the side to avoid the pee?”
“Hold the string out of the way. And no. I do not change it every time I pee. Quite often, ill wake up, pee/change my tampon, drink my coffee, and have to pee again in 30 minutes.”
“Just hold the string forward. Ignore the people saying it’s gross to not change it every time you pee. Tampons are expensive. You don’t have to change it every time you go. As long as you pat/wipe dry, and wash your hands, there’s no reason why you can’t just hold the string forward if you know you don’t need to change your tampon yet.”
" All of you who say you change every time you pee must have heavy flows or loads of money. Tampons are expensive, at least the good kind are. Lightly tug and if it comes out then change it otherwise hold the string back and pee. If I take it out too soon it hurts. Now for #2, I take it out before you go. I just forget all that and I use a cup. One time charge and take out as much or little as you please!"
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