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Can I flush my tampon down the toilet?

Can I flush my tampon down the toilet?

Tampons are designed to expand when they touch liquid, meaning when a tampon is flushed down a toilet, it can expand to multiple times the size of a dry tampon. This can create blockages in the sewerage system, which can not only be expensive to repair but also have serious health implications because of the backflow. Toilet paper is specifically designed to break down almost immediately after making contact with liquid, however, tampons are designed to hold together despite hours of contact with liquid. 
International Women's Day: Sweet Treats vs. Impactful Change

International Women's Day: Sweet Treats vs. Impactful Change

“ Just really quickly” my boss says, his eyes flicking to the clock “In a few weeks it’ll be International Women's Day”.

I sighed internally. I really didn't have the energy for what was coming next. 


“ Jan, be a sweetheart and get some cupcakes organised again?” He says to me, “We’ve budgeted about $300 for the office.” 

 

Bleeding Love: Menstruation and its effect on tennis

Bleeding Love: Menstruation and its effect on tennis

During a menstrual cycle, hormones tend to fluctuate to varying degrees resulting in changes in inflammation, metabolism, muscle activation and body composition. All things that seem to be pretty important to a professional athlete. When combined with cramps and body aches, not knowing the science behind your hormones could make or break a match.

 “I didn’t feel like I could talk about why I had to do this. Like so many female athletes I suffered in silence.”

Oliver staring out at the chaos of Saltburn.

SALTBURN (and that one period scene)

If you were one of the people who looked at Oliver Quick feasting like a vampire and thought, ‘am I attracted to do this?’ then don’t let the haters get you down. It is an extremely normal desire to feel wanted in all stages of your cycle. (It is also extremely normal to look at Barry Keoghan and think this in general)