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By  icalledhisname  |  6

Look into reusable pads (they aren’t as awful as they sound - they feel a lot cleaner than store bought disposable ones). I haven’t had to buy menstrual products in a long time, they’ve saved so much money. If you’re crafty, you could even sew some yourself. Don’t sell your games!

By  ViviMage  |  38

Just use TP in your underpants or put a rag in as a pad. I have extra pads I keep around bought on sale in case I need them. I'm probably good for about 45 years.

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By  ViviMage  |  38

Just use TP in your underpants or put a rag in as a pad. I have extra pads I keep around bought on sale in case I need them. I'm probably good for about 45 years.

By  icalledhisname  |  6

Look into reusable pads (they aren’t as awful as they sound - they feel a lot cleaner than store bought disposable ones). I haven’t had to buy menstrual products in a long time, they’ve saved so much money. If you’re crafty, you could even sew some yourself. Don’t sell your games!

By  sarkycow  |  24

I know it's not a serious problem (games vs tampons\pads) in life. Though, as a woman I've been in similar situations - period supplies, or that thing you want that will make you happy, ...not bleed, give you awful cramps and turn you into a cow for a week (or for myself, more of a bitch than usual hahah). Too bad there isn't a time of when this was or a contact to the OP. I'd be willing to send some tampons\pads their way.

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  AmbrosiaFan  |  16

You are either a guy or have been blessed with light periods. Tissues and toilet paper and paper towels do not work for heavy clotty periods.

#beentheretriedthatgotmessy

By  dino-rex  |  15

You could try menstrual cup. It's a bit more expensive at first (the price of about 3 packs of pads where I live). They're easy to wash and reuse, and one you get the hang of it, you won't ever need pads again. Best investment ever (and eco friendly too!)

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  rotflqtms_  |  13

You know...i would have suggested that, but since i saw them using pads and not tampons, I wasn't sure. Those things have a STEEP learning curve. i mean, especially so if you're a virgin, Haha. And then you have to not panic when trying to remove it, Haha.
My sister would never even give that a chance if she heard about it because she's super squeamish about seeing blood, but if you're not, and you wash your hands before you use it, and after, you're good. Also gotta make sure to keep the cup clean and all that, but honestly only having to change it twice a day makes you forget you're even on your period for most of the day, Haha. It's an investment, and you may still want a backup, especially if you try too many times and need to not use anything up there...but that hasn't happened to me yet luckily, and I've been ok with relaxing while taking it out, or just trying again later after I get over whatever made me not able to do it then.
I haven't even mentioned to anyone that I use it because someone brought one up saying how gross it is. I have a special sanitizing container I use to boil it. I clean mine every time I use it. I sanitize it before and after I'm done. I clean my hands before during and after because...I want to make sure I don't put anything dirty up there. and I make sure the cup is clean before use. Soap and all if I can't boil it

By  Yudith  |  20

Try organizations that give away food. Either they will have pads they can give you or you can take their food and buy pads with the food money.

By  leximichelle  |  12

Check the couch cushions and walk down the street for spare change. I get $2 packs at Walmart every month that last me a cycle and a half. Of course, I’m lucky enough to have a pretty light flow and use the thinnest pads I can find. At least, where I live, any small pack enough for a cycle would cost $4 or less, but I understand the struggle of having absolutely no money for anything.

If all else fails, borrow a fiver from family, friends, or a neighbor (or hell, ask for a few pads from someone!).