From tampons made from scraps of cloth to pads held up with belts, the way people care for their periods has certainly evolved over the years. But what’s next? We firmly believe that reusable products are the future of period care. Come take a peek into our crystal ball!
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already a pioneer of period progress, or at least on the path to becoming one. But do you remember the first time you heard about reusable period products? We definitely hear a lot of shocked reactions from people wondering “you want me to put that where?!” or “Wait, so you just wear period underwear alone?!” While sustainable period care options have come a long way in gaining social acceptance, the truth is, there is still a long way to go. That’s where you come in.
Why are reusable period care options better than the products of periods past?
Many of us are taking action in our daily lives to help reduce our waste. Maybe you have started recycling, riding your bike instead of driving, or reusing a water bottle. But why should those sustainable swaps stop at the period care aisle? The average person uses over 9,000 tampons in a lifetime. North America alone is responsible for sending nearly 20 billion period products to landfills and oceans each year. The cost of those disposables definitely adds up, for the planet and your wallet!
Wanna see the impact you can have? Check out our Waste Calculator to see how much waste you can keep out of landfills (and how much money you can keep in your pockets) by switching to sustainable period care options like menstrual cups and period underwear.
How can you help bring periods out of the dark ages?
In recent years, we have seen a huge shift in the way we talk about periods. People are finally starting to talk about periods as a natural part of life rather than something they should be ashamed of. But there’s still a lot of work to do!
While getting more in tune with your body is one of the many benefits of transitioning to a more sustainable period, it is also one of the biggest drawbacks for a lot of people. Yes, you will probably see your blood, you will have to be in tune with your flow, and you will have to get a pretty intimate understanding of your body (BTW, do you know your cervix height?). Think of switching to reusable period products as a personality test for your period, you’ll learn a lot about it!
Another common barrier to period bliss is the initial cost of making the switch. Menstrual cups and period underwear have a higher price tag than a box of tampons or pads, we get it. But considering the cost of disposables that you have to buy each month, reusable products pay for themselves in just a few months!
Finally, many people are hesitant to invest in reusable products because they just aren’t sure if it will be a good match for them. Luckily, we have a Cup Quiz to help you find the perfect menstrual cup for you. With our Period Bliss Guarantee, we are dedicated to helping you find the best products for your unique needs.
If you’re already paving the road of period progress with reusable products, we encourage you to spread the word to friends and family! Try sharing your experience on social media, coaching loved ones who want to try them out, or spreading the word in any way you can! If you’re on the fence, reach out to us at [email protected] and let us know what concerns you have. Period bliss is possible, and we’re here to help you find it!