Hey Girl, Let’s Talk Tampons

tampons

I will be the first to admit I don’t remember having the tampon talk as a teen. I don’t think anyone walked me through the process, and what to do with it after I was done using it. I read the box and went about my day. I know I’m not alone in this, and it’s OK if you want to deny not knowing, I get it. But guess what . . .

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This isn’t just advice for Septic Tank users, it’s advice for public toilets, personal toilets, any toilet you might be using. Just use the trash can, it sounds gross but it’s better for our water system and the plumbers out there that keep our pipes clog free. Wrap it up in a toilet paper cocoon and trash it.

As many of you might know, the box says to flush them. It was apparently on all boxes but after many plumbing incidents they are phasing it out. Now either not letting you know how you should dispose of them, or stating the trash is best.

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As you can see in Step 6, Flush the used tampon or place in the appropriate waste container.

A quick google search will tell you fast DON’T EVER FLUSH A TAMPON ANY WHERE, but I was surprised to find that I wasn’t the only person that was in the dark on this. Call it lack of common sense, or dumb if you must but it’s on the package. It was never something I gave much thought, after thinking this over for the past week I’ve realized I probably thought they were decomposable since it suggested to flush it. But really you shouldn’t be flushing anything other than body waste, and toilet paper. That means no Flushable Wipes either. I’m not even going to get into the discovery that some women flush pads though researching this. I’ve recently purchased a Diva Cup so you can look for that review soon.

You can read up on this more here and for a more hilarious read here.

So be honest. Do you flush them?

<3 Brandie