Home: California, USA
Lifestyle: Full time college student, mommy, and blogger.
2-3 Days Heavy, 2 Days average, 1-2 Days light, 3-4 Nights Heavy, 1-2 Nights Light.
What products are you using?
Regular tampons for 3-4 days, changing VERY often. Overnight pads for 6 nights, Overnight pads during the day 2-3 days. I usually have to change everything every 3-4 hours. I have to get up at night to change my overnight pad, too.
Why do you want to switch?
I want to do what is best for my body and my earth. I love being green and sharing tips about going green with others — this is the next step!
Thanks for writing, Val. We think you’re a great candidate for The DivaCup. It holds one full ounce of menstrual fluid, which may not sound like much, but consider this: the Mayo Clinic says that an entire heavy menstrual cycle is typically about 80ml, or 2.5 ounces (compared to the “average” cycle, which is 1 to 2 ounces). Remember, we’re talking about the accumulated flow over an entire period here.
Added bonus: The DivaCup is great for those looking to get a good night’s sleep during their period. It can be worn for 12 hours at a time, so there’s no need to get up mid-slumber to change your pad or check your sheets – and no racing to the bathroom first thing in the morning, either.
For pad users, our Deluxe Heavy Flow Kit has really got you covered. It includes 3 Maxi Pads, 3 Long Pads and 1 Heavy Pad. Each Pad comes with a Wing and Basic Liner to match, so you’ll receive 14 Liners in total.
As seasoned Lunagals know, our Liner Inserts are really the ticket to extending the wear-time of your Lunapads. Just switch the Liners out before soaking through, and you can continue to use the same Pad for the rest of the day. Those with heavy flow can easily layer liners to maximize absorbency and minimize leaks — and the thin, breathable nylon lining built right into the base of the pad provides additional security when you need it. Unlike other washable pads, Lunapads are made with super-soft and absorbent 100% cotton fleece, not just multiple layers of flannel.
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