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Old 09-05-2013, 10:02
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in before mooncups.

oh.

gprs: bonus.
surely mooncup is answer to ops dilemma

give every girl a free mooncup periodically (pardon the pun)

they last a long time , wouldn't cost a fraction of what subsidising sanitary products, and would benefit womans health and the environment
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:02
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Loving this thread even if it is a bit eeewwww. . Just have to pop off to scrub my carpets, settee, sheets, mattress, this bloody blood gets everywhere. Oh hell sorry puss.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:02
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I remember a teen girls magazine in the 1990s had a petition, which was to go to an MP (Cherie Blair? or someone or another anyway) who agreed to push for sanitary towels to be exempt from VAT. The argument is (or was) that it doesn't count as a luxury item, or a non-essential item (whatever the wording is that applies to items charged with VAT), its a necessity to ensure good hygiene. Nothing seemed to happen though, I presume it didn't happen? I think it was something like Sugar or Big! magazine, something like that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:03
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in before mooncups.

oh.

gprs: bonus.
http://www.mooncup.co.uk/

Loving the rap
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:04
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It would also offend many religious individuals
True. Only Jesus is allowed to bleed that much and not die.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:07
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surely mooncup is answer to ops dilemma

give every girl a free mooncup periodically (pardon the pun)

they last a long time , wouldn't cost a fraction of what subsidising sanitary products, and would benefit womans health and the environment
imagine having use one as a poo catcher. you get the picture.

edit: apologies for encouraging the shit freaks
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:09
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imagine having use one as a poo catcher. you get the picture.

edit: apologies for encouraging the shit freaks
pretty sure you remove to and clean now again....you dont wait till its full or till your period is over


your using it wrong
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:12
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you can choose to not wear sanitary products, it may nit be cleanest/safest option but u can still make that choice
Ok. I made a thread a little while back called 'what's the most ridiculous thing you've read on DS forums?' and I would like to nominate the above comment.

Women generally DO want the cleanest/safest option while menstruating, actually - it would be er, pretty UNsafe and er, UNclean not to!!

Sanitary products are called SANITARY for a reason.

Friggin' hell!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:13
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Usually it feels like each hair is being ripped out of my face. The one I don't use I got free at work but it wasn't a cheap one either. I think it was worth £40+
This is what I think too...tried to use one in my twenties! Believed all the advertised BS on telly and spent a small fortune on something that left my face feeling like an open sore! Never used on again!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:14
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Ok. I made a thread a little while back called 'what's the most ridiculous thing you've read on DS forums?' and I would like to nominate the above comment.

Women generally DO want the cleanest/safest option while menstruating, actually - it would be er, pretty UNsafe and er, UNclean not to!!

Sanitary products are called SANITARY for a reason.

Friggin' hell!
but using sanitary products is unsafe and unclean, they have chemicals in them which can be deadly/irritant
tampons absorb natural moisture/towels can be irritant ,
mooncups are way to go

your destroying the enviroment and your flower using those nasty things
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:15
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pretty sure you remove to and clean now again....you dont wait till its full or till your period is over


your using it wrong
that would be not at all.

it`s the removal that`a an issue, i used to have a cap which often ended up flicked across the bathroom, i won`t go on.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:16
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really??

sanitary products are hardly the pinnacle of design ..an old tshirt cut and folded?

some cotton wool? i dunno, there are millions of ways you could stem the flow

fragranced cotton wool is basically what you are paying for

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=homemade+sanitary+products+
This is 2013, this is the West - I'd like to think we've come far enough to avoid makeshift pads and tampons.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:17
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that would be not at all.

it`s the removal that`a an issue, i used to have a cap which often ended up flicked across the bathroom, i won`t go on.
ewwww, its like the spud from trainspotting scene only 10 times worse
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:17
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This is 2013, this is the West - I'd like to think we've come far enough to avoid makeshift pads and tampons.
are you gonna quote all my posts?...i suggest using multiquote,afterall it is 2013
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:17
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There's definitely no reason why there should be VAT on them.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:19
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There's definitely no reason why there should be VAT on them.
they are meant to have to reduced vat, i mention earlier
but i doubt any retailer follows that tax guideline
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:21
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There's definitely no reason why there should be VAT on them.
Well apparently we don't have to use them.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:26
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but using sanitary products is unsafe and unclean, they have chemicals in them which can be deadly/irritant
tampons absorb natural moisture/towels can be irritant ,
mooncups are way to go

your destroying the enviroment and your flower using those nasty things
are you male or female grps? I'm having a hard time working it out. Mooncups don't suit everyone, apart from stuggling to find the right fit and working out how to get them postitioned right, there is the remove issue as previously mentioned, and they are not hygenic at all. What happens if you fill it up when you are out (which is a distinct possibilty for those of us with heavy days), do you take it out in a public loo, wash it out in the sink what if you leak through, I'd not trust the things so would use towels as well.

everything can be an irritant, I'm sure that mooncup is not designed for constant wear, I've not looked into the details but I suspect you'd still need to have a 'break' from it at some point during the day.

edit: realised your male. Explains a lot.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:26
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are you gonna quote all my posts?...i suggest using multiquote,afterall it is 2013
I'll quote you as much as I want. It doesn't stop your original comment being ridiculous.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:21
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whilst I don't agree they should be on benefits - do you you have any idea how much these things cost. Yes there are cheaper versions, but you generally end up using twice as many, thus false economy.

sanitary products are not equal to shaving.
£2 a month is a lot? Women only need to use them for about a week a month.

The only exception to this is women who have very heavy periods and need to change their towels / tampons several times a day.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:23
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£2 a month is a lot? Women only need to use them for about a week a month.
Slap!
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:23
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£2 a month is a lot? Women only need to use them for about a week a month.
£2 a month, you`re having a laugh.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:26
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It's criminal isn't it?! Over £7 for 3/4 blades now. I tried using cheap ones but you end up sticking tissue all over your face to stop the bleeding! Lol. The ones I but aren't even the dearest but I begrudge paying £7 just to shave... So, really either way if you shave or use pads there is going to be some bleeding involved
Haha, I know, they're crazy. I wonder why? They must be expensice to make maybe? Probably because they know men have to buy them, so charge an extortionate amount.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:26
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£2 a month, you`re having a laugh.
That's what it costs me every month, half a packet of heavy flow towels and half a packet of light flow towels from Wilkos or Asda every period, unless I'm one of the lucky women who doesn't have a heavy period for more than 3 days.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:27
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Boys need more calories at adolesence than girls. Did he factor this in?
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