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is there anywhere that i can get free emergengy tampons/pads?

By April 28, 2012 - 12:31pm
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I don't have a job and neither does my boyfriend and I just started my period and yesterday and I already ran out of pads and tampons......I went to this place called Sharing and Caring but they wouldn't give me any because I don't have a social...and also I have very heavy periods.......I would really appreciate any help I'm hetting really desperate I've never been in this situation......thank you

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wtf they wouldn't give you tampons? do you have any friends or relatives that will give you some?
If there is a homeless shelter for women, maybe you could get some there. Or maybe Planned Parenthood or another women's health clinic.
Also, some swanky hotels have pads and tampons in the hotel lobby bathroom (like the Marriott)...
For future reference, the tamons that come without applicators (like O.B., and some other brands) are so much cheaper, you get like 100 tampons for $4 i think.
If you really can't find anything, if you have some old washclothes, or old flannel shirt, you can make your own washable pads for free (or you can just pin them in your panties, easy! I've done this when i didn't have anything else before)
Now i use a Diva Cup, which is a big expense up front ($40) but i only have to buy one every 3 years, so it's really cheap in the long run, if you can afford that eventually. It holds 1 oz, so that's pretty good too if you have a heavy period.
Here are some patterns http://sites.google.com/site/shewhorunsintheforest/006

April 28, 2012 - 1:41pm
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Thank you for your reply.....no they wouldn't give me anything and I saw a bag of always there and she still wouldn't....I started to cry when I left because of the way she treated me.....but thank you for ur help.....I'm going to try and go to a clinic if not I'm going to make my own like u said...

April 28, 2012 - 2:19pm
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