Some reason. I rummaged around under my bathroom sink and came up with two slightly different types of tampons—a regular old Tampax Super and a Tampax Pearl, also Super. These are high absorbancy and feature the two most common types of tampon applicators, cardboard and plastic.
Parties, cheering for our favorite sports team, or simply enjoying a break from work are occasions where we drink, sometimes in excess. To avoid the cons of alcohol, including calories, taste, and hangovers, people go to great lengths to get a buzz — no drinking required. Approximately 20 percent of alcohol is absorbed in our stomach when we drink, while the other 80 percent is absorbed by the small intestine, according to Brown University.
For the first time one recent afternoon, I scour the shelves of my local liquor store considering not which varietal of wine my palate desires, but which brand of vodka my vagina deserves. Surveying the options, I want to believe my lady parts are worthy of a pricy Grey Goose or Belvedere. On the way home, I think about the time-honored tradition of getting wasted.
Soaking tampons in vodka or other liquor is an alleged trend that has been reported in numerous media outlets. However, most of the stories are unlikely to be true and a number of credible sources have debunked the practice entirely. The primary reason suggested for teens and young women inserting vodka soaked tampons into their vagina is to avoid bad breath and the potential to be caught by a breathalyzer test for alcohol. In fact, breathalyzers test the BAC or Blood Alcohol Content of a person, which means that the test is not relative to the breath per se as much as it is the concentration of alcohol in the blood.
Although whispers about young women trying to furtively get their alcohol buzzes on by inserting vodka-soaked tampons into themselves have existed for more than fifteen years our oldest printed reference dates tobut the rumor is likely a fair bit older than thatcases documenting instances of women actually engaging in such a practice are rare to non-existent and well short of proving it to be the widespread phenomenon rumor makes it out to be. Arguing strongly against such rumors is the nature of tampons themselves. Also, as blog editor Danielle Crittenden discovered when she experimented with the procedure, putting vodka into direct contact with vaginal membranes hurts like the dickens, with the pain not retreating after a few moments of discomfort but rather continuing unabated for as long as the liquor is present and indeed well after.
An apocalyptic warning issued by a Phoenix, Arizona TV station in urged parents to be on the lookout for a "risky" new trend among teenagers: inserting vodka-soaked tampons into bodily orifices to get drunk. This is everywhere. Nor is the "trend" restricted to the female gender, apparently.
Boys are also taking part in this alarming trend. According to Dr. Marianne Chai, a child adolescent psychiatrist, participants get intoxicated a lot faster because it gets absorbed directly into their blood stream.
Welcome to The V Files, where we uncover the truth behind myths or facts that float around the world of vaginal health and wellness. For our first mystery, we are taking a look at a super interesting trend among the teenage world that started trending almost a decade ago. Thank you.
Equally alarming are the new forms of drinking teens reportedly have devised. That science project Junior's been working so hard on? It may have less to do with physics class and more to do with ways to deliver alcohol to the blood that boost the buzz and prevent getting caught.
Stories about vodka-soaked tampons getting women clandestinely drunk continue to circulate and every now and then I get asked about this possibility. Small amounts of substances can be absorbed, however, if the vagina efficiently soaked up liquid then there would never be that mad dash to bathroom or sacrificed pillow case when someone forgot the sex towel. The lining of the vagina mucosa is very similar to the lining in your mouth, but neither are very permeable.