My girlfriend flushes her tampons down the toilet, which I was unaware that she did. Last night, theoilet overflowed and she mentioned that the only thing she flushes down the toilet, other than the obvious, are her tampons.

I told her that she shoudn't be doing that. She said all women do this and do it all the time. My response was that just because all women do it doesn't mean you're supposed to flush them.

I never have a problem with toilets overflowing but I don't even flush Q-tips down the toilet. I think the tampons were the cause of this and should not be done.

Am I correct here or is it okay to flush tampons down a toilet? Please advise and thank you very much.