Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Keep the keeper?

Hippie alert! I've been interested in more natural and reusable menstrual products for a while, for three reasons. First, going through thousands of pads and/or tampons in my life seemed like a real wear on the planet. Second, a lot of tampons and/or pads are manufactured with unpleasant things like bleach that don't seem innately friendly to the human body. Third and finally, I'm cheap and I don't like spending a lot of money where I could spend a little.

For a while, I used Lunapanties. I really like them, but they have a few downsides. They have to be washed - very well - which is easier when you have a convenient washing machine, which I don't always. Eventually they start to wear out, and they're not cheap. I was trying to decide whether to get more or try something new when I found myself in a feminist bookshop, standing in front of a shelf full of, shall we say, menstrual alternative products, including the Keeper and the Diva Cup. I squeezed 'em both and decided to give the Keeper a try. One cup, 10 years, sounds good to me.

I'm still trying it out, seeing how my body gets used to it and how well it works for me. But it got me thinking about alternative products and whether there's other companies or products out there that people like. Any other hot tips?

1 comment:

daotalay said...

Yay, you finally went for the keeper! That's my recommendation.