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Anonymous
Do you flush your tampons? **ETA**
by Anonymous
January 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

If you use them of course. My aunt said i couldnt when i lived with her because she was on septic. Then i just read in the "embarassing" post about a stray tampon that landed on the floor after missing the trash. I didnt know people threw them in the garbage.  

 

    The box says not to flush the applicator.

    I have not had my toilet clog in 17 years of living on my own from flushing tampons. Not saying it doesnt happen, just hasnt happened to me.

Replies

  • krayzbabylove
    January 3, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    Always
  • Litlmama87
    January 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM
    No,

    Wrap them in tissue, place them in a bag, & take them out to the garbage can.

    You don't flush baby wipes or paper towels, what makes you think a tampon can make it to freedom?

  • xXxLillithxXx
    January 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM
    Yep.
  • Bethbeth
    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

     no way.

  • alexvitte
    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM


    Quoting Litlmama87:

    No,



    Wrap them in tissue, place them in a bag, & take them out to the garbage can.



    You don't flush baby wipes or paper towels, what makes you think a tampon can make it to freedom?



  • ErikaRobin
    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Two words:  Diva Cup. 

  • Hannahluvsdogs
    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM
    Yes, unless I'm in a public restroom where there's a sign saying not to.
  • jbirdsladie27
    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM
    This

    Quoting Bethbeth:

     no way.

  • heresjohnny
    January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    I have a septic, so no. Even if you don't have a septic though, they can get caught in the lines and cause damage to your plumbing.

  • Jade89
    by Jade89
    January 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    Yes...

    But I'm pregnant right now so I haven't used them in 9months

    I had to wrap them and throw them away while visiting family in Florida bc they have a septic tank and it was just the grossest thing to me!

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