Yes, most of us grew up on pads and tampons. However, there are alternatives that are both eco-friendly and convenient.
The Diva Cup is probably one of the most talked about alternative methods on the market right now. I’ll admit, figuring out the best way to insert the cup was a bit of a challenge. But once you get it situated, you can wear it for up to 12 hours! One diva cup will last you up to a year of use. Although, many women have claimed to use them for up to 5 years or longer. Think about how many boxes of pads/tampons that is! Also, there are many other brands of cups out there, but I’ve only tried the Diva Cup.
Like the concept of the silicon diva cup, Instead Soft Cups too can be worn for up to 12 hours. However, there is an added “perk.” You can have sex while wearing the Instead Soft Cup. Personally, I have never tried, but my BFF has and she reports, everything was “all good.”
Think cups are too much and want to stick to pads? Try washable pads. You’ll make the investment once and simply reuse. Brands such as Lunapads create cloth pads that you can wash after use. They typically come in sets of 3 or 7.
This brand has everything from period panties with cute matching bras to high intensity workout sets made with women in mind. But back to their period panties! DearKate panties are designed with a patented leak-proof, moisture-wicking technology that will hold three teaspoons of liquid and replace up to 730 pantyliners per year.
We’ve already covered THINX here but this underwear line remains one of the most popular brands on the market and is already sold out.
Do you use any of the alternative types of period protection? Would you try?