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        04-04-2014, 10:19 PM
    A woman topic: men beware

    Hey you gals,

    I have a question regarding the monthly ehs and ridding in tight fitting pants. What do most of you wear? Or do you just get away during those days by outing on some stretchy jeans to ride in.

    I know this topi is horrible, lol. I have a lesson Sunday and today Mother Nature said hi!!!! With a happy seal kind of wave. I never use to ride in anything but whatever I could move freely in but now I'm going for more hunt seat classes. Long story short, I don't want the professor to see the bulge of a pad on my butt through my pants. -.-
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        04-04-2014, 10:24 PM
    Stretch yoga pants, long shirt to cover bum :)
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        04-04-2014, 10:25 PM
    I use tampons, so no one notices anything. I had to start using tampons for swim team so I've never had to deal with pads and breeches. Not sure how that would work to be honest. Is using tampons out of the question?
        04-04-2014, 10:36 PM
    I find riding in a pad horrendously uncomfortable, never mind whether anyone can see it. I use a cup for the short time that I'm at the barn riding. However, I do not think you can see a thin pad through my full seat breeches, so I'm not sure that would be a problem. You may want to have a pair of breeches just for this kind of thing though. I know I am prone to leaks which can be embarrassing and expensive on pretty tan breeches. I usually wear a worn out pair during that time so I don't ruin a good pair.
        04-04-2014, 11:13 PM
    I only ride once a week so hell no would I miss a lesson just cause my body is being a pain. I ride in a thin overnight pad with bike shorts. For the week I pretty much live in bike shorts, I will wear then everywhere. Also, wear dark pants, not tan or white ones, I always wear my navy joddies. I've never had any problems, just make sure you change your pad often.
        04-07-2014, 01:48 PM
    Go with tampons, and back it up with a panty liner if you have doubts. That doesn't show with tight breeches.

    I find pads uncomfortable when I ride. They chaff. :P

    Just make sure you're conscious, if you can be, of how heavy your period is going to be that day and when the last time you changed was. With tampons, you can usually tell when they're getting full because you can feel them start to come down your cervix a bit, at least with me. It is the cervix right? Horrible question to ask, I know, but I never said I was a gyno haha!
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        04-18-2014, 12:20 AM
    Menstrual cups are great. You can't feel them at all, and you can wear them for up to 12 hours before changing them. Unlike tampons, they collect the menstrual flow instead of absorbing it. I have only had small leaks on my heaviest days when it became full. Even then, some of the air is displaced when that happens, so you know to change it before you really have much of an issue. You can literally do anything you normally would with a menstrual cup. I can't see myself ever going back to pads or tampons.
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        04-18-2014, 12:30 AM
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    Yep I swear by the diva cup! It actually helps with cramping as well as you have no chemicals hanging around there like you get with tampons/pads.

    On super heavy days if I want to be cautious I use the diva cup and a cloth pad. Cloth pads are not nearly as bulky and more comfortable. Wash them in vinegar and water and hang to dry.
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        04-18-2014, 12:38 AM
    I use sponges and a panty liner. The sponges are a natural sea sponge, worn internally like a tampon, but softer and I find, more comfortable. They are kinda expensive at the outset but reusable so save money in the long run. It does help to have access to a sink though as they have to be rinsed. For SAR missions where I might be in the field for days I use regular pads, but they do chafe....
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        04-18-2014, 12:41 AM
    Originally Posted by NBEventer    
    Yep I swear by the diva cup! It actually helps with cramping as well as you have no chemicals hanging around there like you get with tampons/pads.

    On super heavy days if I want to be cautious I use the diva cup and a cloth pad. Cloth pads are not nearly as bulky and more comfortable. Wash them in vinegar and water and hang to dry.
    I use the Fleurcup. They are wonderful, aren't they?!

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