**let me preface this post by saying if you are a fan of this type of product more power to you, I salute you....thank you for doing YOUR part.....please take no offense.....I'm sure I know someone who uses these, probably one of my crunchy cloth diaper mama friends (kidding)*
With re-usable pads not only do you have to wash your clothes, your husbands clothes, and your kids clothes but you also get to WASH YOUR PADS!!! Let's hear it for more laundry!! However unlike regular laundry apparently washing your period away is enlightening!
“As I rinse my pads, I think, I am releasing all the old energy from the past month and making way for the new. I like being more aware and in touch with my cycle and with what is actually happening in my body.”
Yes girls, we need to STOP thinking about our periods as a monthly hassle and start EMBRACING the energy that "flows" from us. What with the cramps, fatigue, bloating and PMS what else could it be described as other than energy?
For those of us who are more in favor of the tampon....I give you the Diva Cup
Why on earth would we continue to put millions of feminine products into landfills each year when we could simply fold this little contraption in half, shove it up your hoo ha and in 6 hours pull it back out and pour the contents into the toilet? Again....nice little pouch to carry it in your Kate Spade bag when not in use.....And to clean it??
Diva Wash.....I mistakenly took this as something for our extra skanky days but no....this is a hypoallergenic soap for your DivaCup washing needs.
Fear not, it cannot get lost....even if you are extra skanky you can always find it by "bearing down" to move it into place to grab and pull it out. Take care not to spill it all over yourself or the floor if you are a clutz....we would not want to appear as though we have committed a murder. Any virgins out there? (on MY blog...HA) You will not lose your virginity to this product.....though it is recommended that if you are attachedto your hymen you may want to wait until after you have had sex. (I swear I am not making this crap up)
I encourage you all to stop thinking of your monthly cycle as a pain (haha) and instead giving it the respect that it deserves! Don't THROW away your pads....how disrespectful to the reproductive cycle not to mention the landfills!
Save money....save the environment.....win win.......