We are all about sustainability here at TMC HQ and we are also all about periods! We thought we would share our experiences with reusable period products, we definitely think 2021 is the year to give them a go! We are sharing our favourite reusable period products and ones we think you will love too.
REUSABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS
At the start of this year we, as a family, decided that one of our goals would be to try and be a bit more sustainable and put more thought into our purchases. I have been aware for a while now about how much sanitary waste one woman will produce in her lifetime and I have been looking for the right swap for me, as it’s such a personal choice. I did lots of reading online, and decided that the best choice for me would be a period cup. I went onto the Moon Cup website after this brand was recommended by a friend and found it very easy to choose the appropriate size. Once it had been delivered, I watched the videos for the correct way to insert it and how to clean it and store it etc. I was a bit nervous to use it at first as I had images in my head of it over spilling and leaking everywhere, so I got some reusable pads to wear at the same time-just in case! So far, I have used my cup for one cycle only, but I can’t tell you how pleased with it I am. It was so easy to insert and there was no leaking! At first, I found it a bit uncomfortable and felt like something was digging into me when I was walking, I realised that this was coming from the stem and read that some people will need to trim the stem a bit depending on the individual fit. Once I’d cut off a small part of the stem, I found it so comfortable to wear; it was no longer digging into me- in fact I couldn’t feel it at all. – Sophie
I was gifted some reusable period pants* by Modibodi shortly after having my second baby in February 2020, my periods came back around four months post partum, which as someone who has breastfed for almost four years, I felt ROBBED. I was slightly sceptical about leaking and whether they would feel gross (?) but holy shit I am a complete convert. I cant imagine ever using anything else and I have since purchased multiple pairs. They wash incredibly well, are super comfy and don’t feel at all exposed when wearing them. They keep you completely dry and leak free. They aren’t just fab for periods, but also discharge & bladder leaks. I honestly can’t recommend them enough.
Have you tried reusable period products? Let us know which you love!
– SHOP THE POST –