Have you tried period panties? When Aunt Flow comes to town, the last thing you want to worry about is leakage.
The average woman spends at least $20,000 on her period products (if you include birth control).
… And the amount of waste is a grand total of 62,415 pounds of garbage.
I googled these numbers–so there could be some variation with these stats. Point is, our period costs a pretty penny and makes a big fat mess.
I have tried a few environmentally friendly products…
I purchased a Diva Cup and some pads made of this nice soft cloth material.
I am not sure if one thing has to do with the other… but I fought Bacteria Vaginosis the entire time I used my Diva Cup. I keep a clean regime–so it wasn’t due to dirty business.
That being said, I caught myself in a public bathroom several times without running water. I had to dump my cup and try to put it back in. Hello slippery horror scene… and yes it did slip out of my hand once–so I threw it out.
The reusable pads were a little complicated as well. I found them nice at night or when I was home. But carrying around a used cloth pad all day–not my favourite. Not to mention–thick as a diaper.
I was skeptical to try the new period panties. But when I saw them on sale and a girlfriend raved about em–I took the plunge.
Expensive–yes. Worth it–absolutely.
A little FYI, I have a lighter period (due to a hormonal IUD). So I am not sure how these would work for a heavy flow–as no one wants to carry around dirty panties in their purse.
So here is the low-down:
Size wise–I bought small because I normally wear small undies. They fit well.
I purchased three pair. I wear one to bed. I wash it in the shower in the morning. I wear the next pair all day–and wash it at night. By then the morning pair is dry.
It feels a little odd to put these things back on my kitty after taking a pee… but it’s a minor cold discomfort.
I have gone for a bike ride with these. I have done yoga. I have slept in them.
They are discreet, comfortable, seamless, stretchy, and wonderful.
I am a warrior for the planet. I am also a warrior for our bank account. The investment will pay for itself.
I am converted.
I purchased Knix–because they are a Canadian company, and I am a Canadian gal.
I am NOT making money off of this write-up. I bought my own undies. I just am a sista helping another sista out. Because our period should be as nice a possible–we have 500 or more in our life.