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Old Yesterday, 10:40 PM
 
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NO.

Never have, either.

Very many years ago, women's tampons were advertised as being flushable.

Most of us learned unpleasant lessons about such advertising claims then.
Oh ugh. I would never even thought of disposing of them any other way. I mean...good God...that could be a freaking mess!! How would you dispose of them other than flushing??
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Oh ugh. I would never even thought of disposing of them any other way. I mean...good God...that could be a freaking mess!! How would you dispose of them other than flushing??
Wrap in toilet paper and put in the trash. Would you flush a sanitary pad?
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Old Yesterday, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Oh ugh. I would never even thought of disposing of them any other way. I mean...good God...that could be a freaking mess!! How would you dispose of them other than flushing??
Take a good look at the photos in the OP's cited article.

Then look in the mirror and repeat after me - "I'm part of the problem".

Wrap tampons up in TP if you don't like looking at them, same as you would do for sanitary pads. Then put them in the trash.

I used to frequently live in old houses with woodstoves. That works too.
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Old Yesterday, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No, and we have a septic tank....
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 PM
 
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Nothing is supposed to go into and down the toilet except what it was designed for, bodily functions.

Many homes on sewer or septic systems get tree roots into them and that will cause a hang up of items in the system and major back-ups.
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Old Today, 06:49 AM
 
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Wrap in toilet paper and put in the trash. Would you flush a sanitary pad?
Of course not...but if you are a woman, I would think you would understand how different the two can be, when removing them.
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Old Today, 06:50 AM
 
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Take a good look at the photos in the OP's cited article.

Then look in the mirror and repeat after me - "I'm part of the problem".

Wrap tampons up in TP if you don't like looking at them, same as you would do for sanitary pads. Then put them in the trash.

I used to frequently live in old houses with woodstoves. That works too.


You read much? If you read my response, I not ONLY read the cited article, I added a second one. Don't be such a goof. I am NOT "part of the problem". I'm waaaaayyy past that age.
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Old Today, 07:38 AM
 
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Of course not...but if you are a woman, I would think you would understand how different the two can be, when removing them.
I am a woman and I always wrap my tampons (when not using my cup during my cycle) and discard them in the trash instead of flushing them. It's not messy in the least and my hands never touch the tampon itself.

After seeing on several occasions the object example(s) of what happens when women flush tampons down the toilet, it reinforced what I was taught when I first began my cycles, i.e., discard tampons in the trash.
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Old Today, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Oh ugh. I would never even thought of disposing of them any other way. I mean...good God...that could be a freaking mess!! How would you dispose of them other than flushing??
I never flush tampons. I've always wrapped them in TP before tossing them in the trash.

And to answer OP's question - I would never flush wipes either. The only things that get flushed are toilet paper and waste.

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Of course not...but if you are a woman, I would think you would understand how different the two can be, when removing them.
Either way, they have to be touched to be removed so I don't understand the correlation between how they're removed and whether you flush or wrap and toss.
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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Flush only toilet paper and bodily wastes. Period. No other materials. Ever. And if there's going to be a lot of toilet paper, flush it down in installments.
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