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Do Tampons Expire?

2 monthes ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

Everyone loves a good sale, but hold off before you stock up on enough half-price tampons to get you through a decade's worth of heavy periods.
As it turns out, tampons actually have an expiration date - and using them after they've expired can have consequences for your vagina that you'd surely rather avoid.
Wait, tampons expire?!
They can, yes. And while it might seem a little weird that a device made of cotton, plastic and cardboard has an expiry date, hear us out.
Just like so many other materials, cotton is prone to becoming bacteria-laden and moldy over time. And if you store your...
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