Thursday, February 21, 2008

Menstruation The Organic Way

Number One : Stop being scared and grossed out by your own blood - it's yours, and it ain't no thang but a chicken wang. Did you know that some hippies even water their plants with the menstrual blood ? Hmmmm...totally organic fertilizer. :)
"6.5 bil tampons and 13.5 bil sanitary pads - plus their packaging - end up in U.S. landfills or sewer systems each year. And while some tampons contain noxious perfumes, chlorine bleach-related dioxins, and carcinogenic preservatives called parabens, reusable menstrual cups are made from safe rubber or silicone and reusable pads are made with organic cotton" (Ideal Bite).
So here's your eco-choices for your health & planetary health :
*The Keeper : Menstrual Cup made of natural gum rubber (latex). The life expectancy of The Keeper - with proper care (ex: not washing in harsh chemicals) – can be up to 10 years!! FDA approved. If you have a sensitivity or allergy to rubber (latex), please order The Moon Cup, which is made of medical grade silicone.

*DivaCup : . . . not a tampon. . not a pad. Finally a better way! Modern Menstrual Cup* Reliable* Easy-To-Use *Latex- Free *Medical Silicone *Hypoallergenic *Comfortable *Convenient *Odorless *Reusable *Ecological *Economical - Hell Yeah!

*Natracare Tampons : A tampon that is made from only certified organic cotton to avoid unnecessary exposure to chemical residuals and synthetics. Natracare Organic cotton tampons and chemical free pads are high quality products made from only pure and natural materials that are not chlorine bleached and are free of rayon, plastics and synthetic materials. (Note: even organic tampons fill up landfills!)

* : All of your reusable menstrual options! Look for GladRags reusable organic cotton pads, The Keeper menstrual cup, The Keeper Moon Cup, The Diva Cup and Jade and Pearl sea sponge tampons.

* : These guys rock, not only do they sell cute reusuable pads and the Diva Cup, but they have Luna Panties which are actually 100% organic cotton sexy bikini briefs & thongs with a built in luna pad holder. Yay !

Want More? Read a discussion at the Ideal Bite Blog, where ladies discuss why they love their re-usable cups & pads -


Anonymous said...

I'm on my second cycle with the Diva Cup and it does take some getting used to...but the benefits far outweigh the learning curve! Eco-friendly and friendly on the budget! Not to mention super convenient since I won't ever have to carry tampons or pads around again...and it's not messy either! Give it a try ladies. You'll feel liberated! :)

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the cup but I am, more often than not, working in cafes or at the museum all day and I feel weird washing it out in a public sink.

Cindy said...

To "anonymous" who says they feel weird "washing the Diva Cup in a public sink". You dont. Here's what you do: First, wash your hands. Next, take the paper towns you dried your hands on into the stall with you and lay them on your thigh as you sit. Next, remove the cup (with the hand you DIDNT open the stall door with) and carefully empty it into the toilet between your legs. Now, without a second thought, you re-insert the cup. It's not important to wash the cup while at work...only that you empty it. Now wipe your hands with your moistened paper towels. Put yourself back together...then go out and wash your hands in the sink. You only need to wash the cup when you're at home. Remember to keep "clean technique" at all times...keeping your dominant hand from touching any surfaces like doors and such, since that hand will be up inside you soon....Likewise, dont touch a blood stained hand to surfaces that others will touch later....

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Interesting point of view, for me as a man menstruation is a little gross, but I know women that go crazy with the idea of menstruation, I like the way you take the whole situation.