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Moch falls out

11 February, 2009


A while back, maybe 10 months ago, I called a yoetzet halacha because I felt I could not do a moch correctly–the cloth was falling out, and when I tried to use a tampon it was too dry and hurt. She said that I should skip it for the next six months. I have not thought about it until recently, but what do you recommend for this?


Unless you are experiencing discomfort with bedikot, you should resume performing a moch following your hefsek taharah. You can try using two bedikah cloths, which will stay in place better than one cloth. You can also try using a junior or slim tampon and see if that is more comfortable. Do not leave the moch in for any longer than necessary. If the moch causes discomfort, you should ask a new halachic question about whether and how to continue using it.

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