So you’ve got your period. You don’t want to battle your way through a grocery store or a chemist. If you’re living in India, you don’t want it to be wrapped in a black bag, hidden away like you are asking for illegal or smuggled goods. So what do you do? You turn to the world, which is increasingly becoming more real than our real world – the virtual world.
You log onto a site, which gives you a plethora of options that you can choose from. You see all kinds of pads, tampons, cups, liners and are lost in a sea of feminine hygiene products that leave you more intimidated than the visit to the store. Lets find a way to break this down for you so that online shopping for your monthly cycle gets friendlier.
Organic or Plastic?
It’s a no brainer. Would you buy a plastic pad or product that takes years to decompose and clogs up landfills, builds the carbon footprint and depletes the environment for your future generations? Would you buy a product that will chafe between your legs, cause allergies or rashes and could even cause more harm to your health in the form of PCOS or Endometriosis due to the release of toxins in your body? NO.
So that narrows down your search. Choose organic. Choose super soft cotton. Choose a product, which is going to allow you to breathe (yes even your intimate parts need to breathe)
Pad, Menstrual Cup or Tampon?
Pads: Organic, Cotton, obviously. But which ones? Ones which have the right absorbency for your daily activities and which are long enough and absorbent enough to keep you dry through the night so that you don’t have to worry about tossing and turning and leaking in bed or breaking sleep to change it.
Tampons: Organic, Cotton for sure (I mean, it is going INSIDE your Vajajay so keep it pure girlfriend). If you are a virgin to tampons, find ones with applicators so that it is easier to insert the more relaxed you are, the easier the process is.
Cups: If you’re deciding on a Menstrual Cup, make sure it is medical grade silicon so that it is agnostic to the changes in temperature of your body and also so that it is a certifiably safe product to insert inside you. Ensure you get the size right (there are plenty of online guides to choosing the right cup).
Ladies, we are in the best decade ever in terms of options for our menstrual journeys – use the online marketplace to choose a solution that suits you best – I personally, use a cup in the day, an organic pad at night and carry tampons for emergencies!