posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 02:09 AM
Originally posted by king9072
Wouldn't shoving a cotton ball up there for several hours work just the same? You could remove and wash it daily, and replace it. Why would that be
such an issue?
I love the wording! Sure you could 'shove' a cotton ball up there, but you would need to remove it every few hours and replace it with a clean one,
preferably leaving time to 'breathe' in between, as there is a risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome developing.
Our grandmother's used old torn up sheets and folded them up to form a pad. These, as they were usually white cotton, could be boiled clean and
reused*. Seems clean and hygienic enough, I do not see any problem in adapting to no store bought sanitary products in a survival situation. Either
way no one should be wearing a tampon or a cup for 'several hours' it is not good for your vagina, neither is shoving bits of cotton up there
* I should add, that you would soak the pads in cold salt water to loosen the blood first, hot water fixes blood stains.
[edit on 4-7-2009 by KilgoreTrout]