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22 Mar 2016, 2:36 pm

So figured this was the best forum for this. Anyways any of you ever wear a pantie liner or light pad to bed because you're not bleeding that heavy and don't want a tampon in all night, only to wake up with underwear so bloodied you just throw it away with said pantie liner?

I dealt with that this morning, thought about cleaning that underwear for about 1/2 a second and was like...nope, garbage.


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22 Mar 2016, 2:58 pm

Its happened. Winged over-night pads instead of liners, contraceptive pill to lighten flow.



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23 Mar 2016, 8:48 am

This has happened to me before. I have trouble with winged pads because they give me a rash on my inner thighs. I just like to use super thick pads without wings. I haven't had this happen lately. March is almost over and I still haven't had my period but this has happened to me before and I was like, "not again!! !"


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24 Mar 2016, 3:32 am

I use a mooncup so not so many issues with light flow and tampons

I also just soak and bloodied underwear in cold water for the day and then put them in the washing machine - usually works so long as you start the soak before the blood has dried



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24 Mar 2016, 8:16 am

You can also put a waterproof pad - either disposable, or washable - under you in the bed.

I grew mistrustful of tampons because of toxic shock syndrome, would still use them but not overnight. They make some really huge pads for women that have just had a baby. These are hard to find in stores though. My suggestion is to wear a big old clunky pad at night, just so there is less chance of a mess while you sleep. Get the kind that claims to be for "overnight" protection. If it's completely dry when you get up, you can re-use it the next night.

There are a range of products for your different needs - light day, heavy day, etc. What a pain, but that's what comes with being a girl.


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28 Mar 2016, 8:40 pm

I always use an overnight pad when I go to bed, regardless of what my flow was like all day. I just don't use tampons, ever, and admittedly part of it's because I'm worried about the chance of toxic shock syndrome happening. I'm pretty forgetful. I've never had the issue with the blood-stained panties, although in my case it probably helps that I absolutely despise wearing skirts and am totally single. And I have, in recent years, been extremely careful about how I place my pads to prevent any staining beyond when the flow starts.

You aren't even supposed to wear tampons to bed in the first place. That's why it's always a good idea to have a box of overnight pads in the bathroom.


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29 Mar 2016, 8:26 pm

I use a menstrual cup, and since I have never had leaking issues. I change mine about every 8 hours, except when I'm sleeping (as sometimes it extends passed that). But they are safe to use up to 12 hours straight.


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29 Mar 2016, 8:55 pm

I also wash them, but daughter usually throws hers out when this happens.

That said I need a superplus size tampon plus an overnight pad during the first two days and nights of my period. I'm aware that this is potentially a red flag and I should get it checked out. I can't afford the diagnostic US that would be required.

But I hate everything about periods. And I believe every "innovation" the "feminine hygiene product" market has made over the last thirty years has done the opposite of help. Stupid wings. Stupid skirts. Stupid dryweave that sticks to skin. Stupid adhesive that doesn't stick to fabric.

I take that back, they have done good things to make pads slimmer. But the rest of their brilliant ideas make me want to wreak mayhem. Especially their commercials. "have a happy period indeed." :skull:


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30 Mar 2016, 12:10 pm

Oh yes, that has happened before!! ! Just toss those panties. I do the same when my kids are potty training, if they have a poo accident I just throw them away. I'm not going to deal with that mess.



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29 Apr 2016, 1:35 am

Menstrual cup is best to use. Menstruation can a nightmare for many women due to the protection used during periods that absorbs natural fluids. This could be avoided by using medical silicone cups during periods as these acts as a storage vessel that collects the menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it, click here to read some more benefits about menstrual cups. Its main purpose is to collect the menstrual flow. Unlike the common and traditional feminine products such as pads and tampons, menstrual cups absorbs the flow, as opposed to simply catching it.



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30 Apr 2016, 10:30 am

My periods aren't heavy every period but when they are things get messy. I've never really cared about getting stains on my undies as I just end up covering them with panty liners anyway (I wear ones for LBL in between periods regardless). My periods have been so heavy recently I've been waking up with stains all over my bed sheets. It just leaks right over the back of my pad, not the sides, the back! I only sleep for about 6-7 hours on a weeknight.

Of course one major concern with stains on your undies (as they're happening) is the worry of them transferring to your outerwear and ending up with a stain on the crotch of your jeans or something (in other words don't wear white pants).

One alternative is to just wear black undies all the time so the stains on them are no problem.



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01 May 2016, 9:10 am

When I first started my period I used to bleed so heavy that I would soak my pants, underwear and even my mattress. Of course the doctors never did anything to help but things worked out after about 2 years. My iron levels are low because its suspected that I still bleed relatively heavy even though I don't bleed as heavy as I used to. Before I used to bleed heavy for the whole thing and have to worry about soaking pads during school hours. These days I only have 2 heavy days and even they aren't NEARLY like they were in middle school.



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17 May 2016, 6:29 pm

When I was younger I could barely sleep at night the first few days of my period because of worrying I'd wake up with a bloody bed. Later on I just started wearing a tampon and a pad to bed. You can wear them up to 8 hours so unless you sleep a really long time without even getting up to use the bathroom it should be ok.



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18 May 2016, 6:10 pm

I'm a back bleeder and I've never seen an overnight pad that is big enough. Even if I'm just bleeding lightly it can run up my crack and make a mess. I really hate the way it feels too, it's the most maddening sensation and it keeps me awake. I am using cloth pads now so it all has to be washed out anyway.



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19 May 2016, 8:18 pm

dianthus wrote:
I'm a back bleeder and I've never seen an overnight pad that is big enough. Even if I'm just bleeding lightly it can run up my crack and make a mess. I really hate the way it feels too, it's the most maddening sensation and it keeps me awake. I am using cloth pads now so it all has to be washed out anyway.

Have you tried adult diapers?


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20 May 2016, 12:08 am

DevilKisses wrote:
Have you tried adult diapers?


I've joked about needing them but never tried it. I have sworn off using anything disposable now because I think the chemicals in pads have been making me cramp and bleed worse. Since I switched to cloth my periods have been lighter. I don't need the absorbency of a diaper so much as I just need the coverage. When I used sticky pads I would just line the back with several pantiliners. I thought about trying period panties like Thinx but they are sooo expensive. There is one seller on etsy who makes 20 inch long cloth pads, which are the biggest I've seen, but I probably need a longer one to cover the back. I'll figure something out.