Following Parr for the Course blogger Danielle‘s accidental discovery of that repulsive moldy tampon that made the internet collectively shudder, there’s been a lot of talk about alternative methods for period care. Multiple commenters shared their positive experiences with a whole crop of other kinds of flow-catchers, including eco-friendly reusable cloth pads, and contraptions like the DivaCup. But there seem to be some lingering questions, so we decided to round up all the options in one place.
When you’re on the rag, there are a lot of options besides conventional, wasteful, uncomfortable maxi-pads and plastic applicator tampons (that can harbor all of that “harmless” mold!). In fact, between tried-and-true methods like the sea sponge and new inventions like the various insert-ables that are widely available, women have more to choose from than ever. The next time Flo comes to town, know you that don’t Kotex isn’t your only ally.
Did I miss your favorite method? Be sure to share it in the comments!
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