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Old 09-05-2013, 11:30
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£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.
maybe you should read the rest of the thread, I don't know a single woman that spends just £2 a month on sanitary products. and if there are women that only change pads/tampons once every 24 hours (which is what you'd need to do to make a pack last a week, and even then you'd be pushing it) then they are not only grubby as hell, but also at risk of infection and health issues.


also note my post about the need to vairying pad/tampon sizes depending on the flow and that fact that MOST women do not conform to the light and breezy periods men seem to think we do.

By your reasoning, the 'shaving is an essential' crew should buy the 99p razors and be done with it. Stuff comfort and value for money who cares if they last half the time, they're cheap!

Oh and btw I use panty liners on non-period days (because of never knowing when aunty flo will arrive), so I use these products every single day of the year.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:30
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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.
i used to get through AT LEAST 10 full strength lillets A DAY @ around £3.50 a punt, for the first three days, minimum 4 packs a month, plus at least two packs of night time towels, that`s a minimum of a tenner on a good month.

edit: and what bazaar said about hygiene.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:36
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i used to get through AT LEAST 10 full strength lillets A DAY @ around £3.50 a punt, for the first three days, minimum 4 packs a month, plus at least two packs of night time towels, that`s a minimum of a tenner on a good month.

edit: and what bazaar said about hygiene.
Oh, I changed mine before they became unhygienic - several times in a 24 hour period - I must just be one of the lucky few who's never had a very heavy flow.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:37
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Oh, I changed mine before they became unhygienic - several times in a 24 hour period - I must just be one of the lucky few who's never had a very heavy flow.
or long if you only get through one packet a month.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:42
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Oh, I changed mine before they became unhygienic - several times in a 24 hour period - I must just be one of the lucky few who's never had a very heavy flow.
I don't see how you could, if you are saying you got through on half a pack. Packs are at most 20 towels (for the price you quote I'm guessing 1-10 a pack), so if you used half a pack, thats 10 which means your changing it twice per 24 hours. Tampons should be changed AT LEAST every 8 hours, but its recommend every 4 hours, so thats 6 in a day, a pack every 2 days if your lucky. Pads have less of a time limit but I wouldn't wear one for more than 4 hours without changing it, light flow or not, its grim, they soon start to smell and its pretty disgusting.

I'm not saying you are unhygienic, but more likely you are understating the amount you actually spent on towels.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:00
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Except that, as we have leant from call the midwife, most lower class women were pregnant or had just given birth most of the time so rarely had a period. also, lifestyles were a bit different then...
So that's a heavy period that lasts about 8 weeks then.....?!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:09
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After you have a baby it can last that long, yeah.

There are so many things people don't tell you about that happens after you have a baby. :-/
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:30
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So that's a heavy period that lasts about 8 weeks then.....?!
Precisely!
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Old 09-05-2013, 13:33
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It is annoying when condoms are free and sex is for pleasure when sanitary products are not and women don't have a choice in this!
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:16
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£2 a month is a lot? Women only need to use them for about a week a month.

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Usually 4-5 days only in most cases isn't it?
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:21
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Boys need more calories at adolesence than girls. Did he factor this in?
No. Oh he's been on again today, about him needing an allowance for bras too

Told him to join here or read this thread. Can you read without actually joining?
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:23
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Usually 4-5 days only in most cases isn't it?
of flooding the biggest tampon they make every three quarters or an hour for first three days for some of us.

how fast and how much one`s flow is is an aspect, that`s why tampons and pads are different absorbencies.
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:24
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of flooding the biggest tampon they make every three quarters or an hour for first three days for some of us.
Well I read somewhere that very few women actually are on for 7 full days.
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:26
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Well I read somewhere that very few women actually are on for 7 full days.
i doubt there`s many women who don`t have extended periods at some point and seven days is considered normal.

and like i said, speed of flow and amount are an issue, not just length.
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:20
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Well I read somewhere that very few women actually are on for 7 full days.
I doubt it, what you probably read is that full 'omg I'm going to bleed out and die' flows are only for a few days, then light bleeding for the rest (for some lucky ones!) but if you take a poll on ds I'm willing to bet the majority of women have had problems and not just longer than7 day periods but irregular, constant, heavy bleeding.
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