So, awkward story, on my 12-hour flight from Bangkok back to New York City, a lovely, young lady sitting next to me, 20-something just out of college, feel asleep for a few hours, when she got up to use the toilet, she had a big fat period stain on her chair. She discovered the stain when she got back, was super embarrassed and hid the stain with the airline’s free blanket. Does this unfortunate, embarrassing story sound familiar!?!? Ugh, Yes!
There is a solution to a historical problem of period stains! (THINX Underwear)
There is a solution to the historical problem of wasteful tampons and pads! (The Diva Cup)
I spent zero dollars on my period while back-packing in Asia!
For the past 5 months in Asia, I have used these two WONDER products that I highly recommend and spent zero dollars on my period. These are my favorite products that I highly recommend for comfort, zero accidents and zero waste for our planet!
- You do NOT have to ruin your panties every single month with accidents!
- You do NOT have to leave a bloody mark on someone’s seat or sofa cushion!
- You do NOT need to spend $40 on a box of tampons, pads or panty liners EVER again!
- You do NOT need to stick chemically bleached, pesticide ridden cotton near your delicate feminine body!
- You do NOT need to contribute to more consumer waste with ruined panties, used tampons, pads and their packaging.
Eco-friendly, silicon cup, comes in two sizes, and holds 30 ml or 1 ounce of flow (double the absorbency of a Super size tampon). Easy to insert, press up next to your cervix and is held in by your muscles. You can keep it in for up to 12 hours.
For removal, you simply grab its tip, pull it out and flush the contents down the toilet. You can wash and rinse the cup in your sink and re-insert. You can’t feel it at all. Personally, it feels much cleaner than a soggy tampon. The cup is easy to clean, has a cute storage bag and you can use the same one for up to a year.
INVESTMENT: $ USD/CAD$39.99. This reflects a savings of $100-150 a year when compared to purchasing disposables. Get yours:
THINX are genius, washable and reusable undies to wear while on your period. Developed to be moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, leak-proof and super-absorbent, (some styles hold an up to 2 tampons worth of flow)!! From my own experience, I had zero leaks, no stains, they felt thin, comfortable, dry and soft as silk! No shit! I have SO many panties ruined by my period, and I hate wearing bulky panty-liners and pads.
I use THINX a few ways:
· Wear solo on the days when I think your period might start, am not certain
· Wear in conjunction with my diva cup for my heavier flow days
· Wear for extra protection for overnights
· Wear solo for light flow days
· Wear when I am going to be extra sweaty
I have had zero stains or accidents since using THINX!
First off, like most women, I can’t always calculate the exact day my period is going to start, so I wear THINX 1-2 days around my usual start-date, to avoid ruining my cute, regular panties. What is the point in having sexy undies if they’re just going to get ruined?!! I hate getting nasty brownish stains my panties, and I am pretty sure my ex boyfriend’s didn’t find it attractive either. Alas, these super gross 'period panties’ usually end up in the trash.
Secondly, I wear them on the first few days of my flow incase my Diva cup gets too full. (which rarely happens), but incase I am stuck somewhere, without a bathroom. I also wear them when I go to sleep, so I don’t ruin my underwear or my 800 thread count sheets. ;)
Lastly, I use them on my lightest days without anything else at all. THAT’S RIGHT LADIES! you do NOT need to wear anything but these THINX. They have an incredibly, innovative fabric that wicks the blood away, so you are dry. I also wore THINX underwear when I was super sweaty while hiking in Asia. That’s right, they’re excellent underwear for days when you’re just going to be sweaty as hell and don’t want your undies to feel wet
Kudos to the founders, Miki Agrawal, her sister Radha and Antonia Dunbar for being amazing badass women entrepreneurs who are disrupting the industry, breaking status quo, and making it cool for women to discuss their menstrual cycle without embarrassment!
Plus, for every pair of THINX you buy, they send funds to, AFRIpads, a local company helping women in Uganda. Studies say that 100 million girls are missing school just because of their periods, and THINX is looking to change that!
INVESTMENT: $24 - $38 per pair or save up to 20% for buying multiple pairs. Sweet! Purchase here: THINX
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Seriously, I cannot recommend these brands enough! I encourage you to research more about these innovative, smart, practical brands and make one of the BEST investments of your feminine life! (I promise)