Period Panties – Do They Work + Brand Breakdown
Period panties or Period Underwear have recently become very popular. Many menstruators use them for period cup backup, as a replacement for menstrual pads, instead of panty liners and as a great overnight period solution.
Period panties come in a huge range of sizes, absorbencies and from many brands.
Do Period Panties really work? What are your options and brands to shop for? Answers below:
Reusable Menstrual Pads 101
Thinking of switching to reusable menstrual pads? I bet you have questions! Want to know where to start, how many pads you need and how to care for reusable menstrual pads? I’ll tell you!
I have the wonderful opportunity of speaking with many menstruators about different topics. One that has come up often is the individual bleeding pattern. What’s a bleeding pattern? For many menstruators, there is a certain area on a pad where they typically bleed. These are often characterized by position and include Center-bleeder, side-bleeder, front-bleeder and back-bleeder. There are persons who may have a varying amount of each pattern or those who vary so much that they can’t identify one more than others. More information and what causes directional bleeding below. Post contains affiliate links
DIY Reusable Menstrual Pad Ornament & Gift
When I give gifts, I like to give something Eco-friendly. Receiving Eco-friendly gifts and winning giveaways online is how I got started with my green habits. In fact, it’s how I started using reusable menstrual pads! So, in the spirit of the upcoming Holidays, I’d like to share this DIY Reusable Menstrual Pad ornament because it’s a great way to gift-green. Post contains affiliate links.
Öko-Pads are reusable menstrual pads Made in Canada that feature absorbent, comfortable, easy to use materials. They are Fair trade, made with GOTS certified organic cotton and eco-friendly hemp fibers in a large variety of sizes and prints. Take a look at my product samples and see these in full detail.
Reusable Menstrual Pads & Cups have a wide variety of accessories. When you’re travelling with your reusable menstrual products, you can carry new and used pads in great wet bags. These wet bags come in different sizes, styles and prints. Check out the best wet bags I’ve found for your reusable menstrual pads and cups.
Toxins in disposable pads
Our skin in the largest organ of our body. It breathes, sweats and also absorbs whatever it touches. The skin is a direct path to our bloodstream and every internal part of our body which is why it’s so important to have toxin-free menstrual products.
Toxins in disposable pads are near some of our most vascular and delicate skin of the body. Chemicals placed on your vulva and/or in your vagina are a great way to get right into your system. What does that mean for your menstrual health? If you haven’t ditched chemically laced disposable pads, you need to immediately.
What chemicals are in disposable pads?
Unfortunately, many of the toxins in disposable pads are undisclosed by manufacturers and there is no fine or penalty for hiding this information from the public. There is a medical device loophole that disposable pad companies swim in and hide behind. (1) It’s despicable and disappointing.
Why won’t major manufacturers be forthcoming with disposable pad chemicals? Because they’re toxic and don’t belong anywhere near your vulva or vagina.