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Well, I just updated my blog with their response. Even more concerning because they chalk it up to being completely normal. Sick, sick, sick. And you can tell it's happened before because they brushed it right off! Red flag for me.

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I may have just vomited in my own mouth....


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Gross. 

 

(but incredible thread title. . . made me look) 

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Oh my lordy that is SO GROSS!!! And I love their reply to you. "We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your recent purchase of our product...and apologize for your concern. ." Not: we are sorry that our product was contaminated or that we may have endangered your health. Very careful apology, if you ask me. A nice way of quasi-apologizing without owning up to anything.

Looks like I won't be using that brand anymore. That is just too gross for me. I'll stick with OB where I can see the product and make sure it is okay.
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I'm feeling real good about my diva cup right now.

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bigeyes.gif Could we maybe get a warning in the thread title?? I wasn't expecting pics!

 

But yeah, eeewwwww. What if the mould wasn't easily visibly and someone had used it? *shudder*


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Freaking GROSS!


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Holy crap!  That is soooooooo disgusting!  Like beyond disgusting.  And their response is laughable.  It's a mold similar in nature to that found on vegetables and baked goods?  Yeah, that makes me feel a lot better. NOT. I generally try not to shove moldy food up vagina.  Wow.  I can't believe that they are aware of the problem, and it's still happening, and there hasn't been a recall. 

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This post is going viral on facebook. I have 2 friends that have shared it so far.


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As Nature Intended has it up on their wall on FB


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Eh, my vagina is old and moldy anyway.  But if this is true... and I say that because it reminds me of the bras that cause oozing sores, then gross.  If it's not, then what's the angle?

 

And I'm not really believing this by looking at the packaging.  I don't pop out the tampon from the applicator with the packaging still around it.  Not to say it can't happen... just saying... you know?

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Ok well I just looked into this more and I really hope they figure out what kind of mold this is.  And I would really like to know how often this kind of thing happens.  Super glad you didn't insert that thing.

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So uhh, what's this diva cup thing people have been talking about?

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SO GROSS!!! This makes me really glad I don't use tampons. Have you contacted CPSC?

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Did you post this on Consumerist?! hee hee


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SO GROSS!!! This makes me really glad I don't use tampons.


OMG me too!  That is just so awful.  I can't believe the response from the company.  Sorry Kotex, not good enough!

 


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p.s. can I nominate this for best thread title of 2012???


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Holy crap, did you know this is on jezebel.com? It just popped in my FB feed!


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I just saw it on Pintrest too.


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www.divacup.com

 

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So uhh, what's this diva cup thing people have been talking about?

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It's a reusable menstrual cup made out of silicon. You insert it and then take it out and dump the contents a few times a day. It's way easier and cleaner than one would think by reading about it. It is seriously life changing. 

 


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that was you?! its on my facebook too!


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The moldy tampon that went viral hahaha

 

But yeah GROSS! So glad I use cloth pads.

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It's on CNN.com now too!

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This is everywhere.... thanks for letting people know how gross those are!

 

I use either cloth pads that I made from an old towel (SO comfortable...) or if I'm in town, organic cotton disposable pads. I had the diva cup and loved it, but now I'm in the mood for something else.

 

And when I say I 'made' them... I cut up an old towel and fold them in half. Voila!


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Gross gross gross.

 

I am so very glad that I stopped using applicator tampons ten years ago. Ordering Amazon.com Subscribe and Save organic tampons, no applicator is a great way to get a BFP!!!!

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