Post # 1
Do you own them? I have been thinking of trying them for a while – strangely because the testimonials on the website about how it’ll make me feel more “positive” about my period were just enough sunshine and rainbows to interest me. I’ll try anything once to try to make that week any more pleasant.
Specifically, if you have them, what are your strategies for soaking them before washing, etc? My life is crazy busy and I don’t know how complicated it is.
Post # 3
@coconutmellie:What the hell is a lunapad:0) Inquiring minds want to know.
Post # 4
Yeah, what is it? I’ve never even heard of it.
Post # 5
I just googled it and this is what i came up with:
LunapadsWashable Cloth Menstrual Pads
Lunapads are a collection of beautiful and effective cotton menstrual Pads and Liners, as well as practical, every day Pantyliners. Available in several styles and sizes to meet your needs, any day of the month!
I really cant comment on these except to say that I’ve never heard of them until now and I dont relish the idea of soaking and washing them
Post # 6
It’s this whole system of washable cotton pads that you put in accompanying panties for your period.
The website explains everything.
Basically – all the reasons why someone would choose cloth diapers would explain why you would use these.
Post # 7
Can’t say I’ve ever used them, but I think the Diva Cup or some sort of tampon alternative may be what I’d choose. Have you looked into those (or any Bees have info on them)?
@coconutmellie: have you looked at GladRags? I am not sure how they price compare to Lunapads, but they’re another natural alternative.
Post # 8
@indibee: I started using the Diva Cup in college and love it. Before I went on the pill I had a really heavy flow and would have to double up with tampons and pads. At first the Diva Cup kinda weirded me out and it definitely took some practice, but 2 years later and it’s all I use.
Post # 9
I just ordered my first menstrual cup (a lunette) and it came this week. I haven’t tried it yet. It seems like it would be nicer to use than lunapads and less trouble, once you figured it out.
Post # 10
I’ve seen a lot of equivalent-type pads on Etsy. I’ve never tried them myself, but I’ve thought about it. There’s so much plastic and packaging with disposables.