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  • n. Plural form of tampon.


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  • The tampons are a relic of my younger, carefree life.

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  • The treatment for displacement consist of placing medicated pieces of wool or cotton, called tampons, in the vagina in such a position as to hold the womb, _as_ nearly in its proper place as is possible.

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  • I no longer have to worry about having the right number and kind of tampons stashed away at home, at work, and in my various bags.

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  • Our lanes record how fast we check people out, and I don't want to get fired because I had to wait for your 8 year old boy to run back and get you the right kind of tampons you forgot.

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  • Women's use of contraceptives, such as tampons and suppositories, was regarded as legal and, by most jurists, as the woman's prerogative, not requiring the husband's permission.


  • Under pressure, the Senate recently exempted medical items that cost under $100 -- such as tampons and condoms.

  • And in sharp contrast to the world of music where creativity has long been stifled by profit-obsessed corporations trying to second guess what the public wants next; whether it's Ai Weiwei's sunflower seeds, Tracey Emin's bed full of tampons, or Allora & Calzadilla's upside tank with a running machine on top, the artists most likely to create blockbuster hits are those creating art primarily to please themselves.

    Simon Napier-Bell: Art is the New Rock'N'Roll

  • She had four more lengths before she could get out of the water, and she had not brought tampons to practice.

    So Much Pretty

  • She was embarrassed she had no tampons, and the other suit in her locker looked different than this one.

    So Much Pretty

  • The more my mother saw the therapist, the more sex I had with Mr. Basketball, about three times a week at this point, and during my health class I worried that perhaps it was too much sex, that perhaps tampons would someday be too small for me.

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