Reusable Menstrual pads?!?!?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I threw up reading the title. I can’t bring myself to open the link. lol

Post # 4
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Busy bee

No Offense…but that’s just gross…

If I leak, I clean out my undies and wash them…then they are then designated to just “period” undies..then they get garbaged because they are stained with blood. Those things are just gonna get nasty.  Nasty.  Gross….Sorry.  I’d shell out a few bucks every month or two for a box of disposable tampons or pads

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

ewww… i don’t think so lol would save money but I personally couldn’t do it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

You might be saving the environment, but how sanitary is that…hence why they call pads “Sanitary Napkins”……ugh…I’m not going to be able to get the image of those reusable pads out of my head now.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

well, that’s what was done many years ago…but it’s 2012…

so glad that nonsense is over for me….remember my mother buying me black underwear at age 12 for “those days” just incase…

But then those were the days of sanitary belts and pads that looked like diapers (I embraced Tampax quickly).

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Disposable tampons and pads have all kinds of bad chemicals that you are allowing into your most intimate body parts. Those of you who are so quick to say “gross” should do a little research first. (Plus, think of the environmental impact. Just imagine a bunch of tampons floating around at the sewage treatment plant. Now THAT’S what I find gross!) I use a reusable lunette cup, and I LOVE it! No risk of TSS, and I can wear it for 12 hours!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should have seen my face when I saw the title of the thread – especially because it is that time of the month for me.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

http://www.lunette.com/

there’s also diva cups, and instead softcups (which are disposable,) and there might be others, but I got mine on sale online for $20.

(ETA: oops, sorry, meant to “reply” to you but I’m sure you’ll see it anyhow. 🙂 )

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I use reusable pads as well as a Diva Cup.

It really isn’t gross at all! The cloth absorbs a lot more than throw aways, feels so much better, and doesn’t smell.  I also notice that I don’t have to change pads as often as I would with throw aways. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think pads are gross, so the thought of a reusable pad is disgusting to me.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I don’t think there is anything gross about this concept. Women used to literally stuff their underwear with rags… hence the expression. This is the new, clearer version of that. Disposables have lots of gross chemicals. I can’t see how I could object to this when I’m pretty obsessed with cloth diapers. That said, I use normal tampons.

There are a lot of options here: https://itsybitsybums.3dcartstores.com/That-Time-of-the-Month_c_56.html

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I say go for it!  And I don’t think it’s gross.  Women for hundreds, thousands of years have been using resuable cloth.  I think it’s way grosser to imagine millons of bloody disposable pads & tampons piled in a landfill (and in your bathroom until you take out the trash).  Here are some links for more reading:

Why use cloth menstrual pads

Everything you wanted to know about cloth pads and then some

 

 

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