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#FlowWithEase: Reusable period products arent messy or complicated
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#FlowWithEase: Reusable period products arent messy or complicated

Let's face it, ladies, periods are messy enough. The last thing we want is to add "complicated cleaning routines" to the mix. But what if we told you reusable period products are actually designed for convenience and comfort?

Are Disposable Menstrual Care products really hassle free?

Here's the truth: disposable pads and tampons, while seemingly easy, can be a hassle. They often require frequent changes, leading to bathroom trips and potential leaks. Plus, the plastic applicators and packaging create a massive environmental burden. A staggering 20 billion disposable period products are thrown away globally each year, according to National Geographic.

Myths surrounding reusable menstrual care products

Now, let's explore the "messy" myth surrounding reusable options:

  • Menstrual Cups: Made from medical-grade silicone, menstrual cups are a comfortable and leak-proof option. They collect your menstrual flow rather than absorbing it, like tampons. Simply empty and rinse the cup every few hours, and sterilize it between periods with boiling water. Studies show that with proper cleaning, menstrual cups are just as safe and effective as tampons Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.The graphic below from Lunette cups shows the 6 easy steps involved in managing your cup. Check out our collection of menstrual cups and discs here.
How to use lunette period cups & discs
  • Period Underwear: Period panties are like regular underwear, but with built-in leakproof layers that absorb your flow.  As shown in the graphic below from Knicked, period underwears are made using several different layers which together keep you totally protected for upto 10 hours without the need for bulky pads or tampons. They come in various styles and absorbencies for light to heavy periods. Simply toss them in the wash after use – most are machine-washable and reusable for years! A 2019 study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics [invalid URL removed] found that period underwear offered comparable leak protection to disposable pads. Check our collection of period underwear brands here.
    Period Underwear & Swimwear
  • Washable Cloth Pads: These reusable pads are made from soft, breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo. They come in a variety of sizes and absorbencies, just like disposable pads. After use, simply rinse them and toss them in the wash. Cloth pads are a cost-effective and eco-friendly choice, lasting for years with proper care. As Ann Gee of The Period Co says in an interview with Vogue, "Eco Femme Period Pads always wick away moisture to the middle of the pad, so you stay dry and comfortable even in humid climate. In contrast, disposables contain mostly plastic, including the top layers that your skin is in contact with, creating a moist environment that can promote the growth of yeast and bacteria."
  • Why switch to reusable washable period pads

Making the switch to reusable period products is easier than you think! Many brands offer starter kits with detailed instructions on use and care. With a little practice, you'll find the routine becomes second nature, leaving you feeling confident and comfortable throughout your period.

So ditch the mess and environmental guilt associated with disposables.

Join the #FlowWithEase movement and embrace the ease and sustainability of reusable period care! Check out our instagram for more information. Stay tuned for the next edition of #FlowWithEase.

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