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22 September 2006 @ 08:41 am
I need a tampon for a demonstration at the alternative menstrual products workshop at the Albany Skill Share (which is tomorrow! Come!), but I'd rather not buy a box for the purpose. Anyone local (or coming to the skill share though non-local) want to donate one to the cause?
yip95: k animeyip95 on September 22nd, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
i'm just your menstrual go-to-girl.
I have tampons. 2 different kinds, i think. we can probably drop some off later.
miriamjoycemiriamjoyce on September 22nd, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Awesome. You're just saving my butt all over the place. Guess I'll have to cat sit in return.
yip95: beanyip95 on September 22nd, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)

okay, i'm just randomly maniacal.

anyway, yeah, so much easier to remember to drop off a few tampons when I'm also dropping off keys... ;)Just don't confuse the 2, okay?
miriamjoycemiriamjoyce on September 22nd, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
We did OK not mixing up the pads and the donuts, I think we'll handle this.
hyoterhyoter on September 22nd, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
i used to have some so i didn't leave a trail of blood in the pool with me when i was swimming. i recently got the sea sponge tampon things. they totally rock my world. i can just rinse and reuse for a long time. the only down side is that i can't exactly use them in places like the Y locker room or other places where lots of people may be using the same sinks at the same time. i'm sure it would really freak people out to see the red stream from my fist as i rinse it out. as usual i just don't feel like spending my life educating everyone i meet. sometimes i wish i had more energy for things like that.
miriamjoycemiriamjoyce on September 22nd, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: nope
I've used the Keeper for about 12 years now, and you'd be surprised how people don't look in the neighboring sink in public restrooms. I've never been asked about it.

Of course I usually just wipe it off and reinsert without going out to the sinks when I'm in a place with stalls, so my data set might be kind of small. But I don't think I even got asked about it in the bathroom at college where I rinsed it out all the time. Then again, just about anyone who knew me in college knew what it was because I was an evangelist on the topic. (I taught a semester-long 2-credit class on menstrual politics. Really! It was one of the most fun things I did in college.)
hyoterhyoter on September 22nd, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: nope
some how i think the most of the women at the east greenbush Y are a bit different than most of the women you went to school with.

unfortunately the sponge things can't really be "emptied" usefully without a sink. but i still love them because they are comfortable and i think it is sort of magical how all the uterine lining goop washes away and leaves the sponge totally clean again. and ever since v2.091 was born my flow has been so heavy that i need the sponge and my cloth pads to keep from making a mess.
miriamjoycemiriamjoyce on September 22nd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: nope
some how i think the most of the women at the east greenbush Y are a bit different than most of the women you went to school with.

Well, yes, you have a point.

It's cool that the sponges work so well for you. It's the one option I'd never known a user of. Where do you get yours?
hyoterhyoter on September 23rd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: nope
i got them from the vermontdiapercompany.com people. i was cruising around for diaper stuff and ended up getting the sponges and some more organic pads to accomodate my new needs.

have fun at the skill share. i think we may try to pumpno hunt if the weather seems happy for it. hope to see you and your clan at potluck.
Cliona Malkierclionamalkier on September 26th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
M - I'm a little far off the beaten path to have made it out to see your demonstration, but I'm interested to hear what you had to say on the matter. I'm content with my flannels, but always open to new ideas. Shoot me an email? kathy@glioca.org