Yaaaay! We’re back with another period makeover (we know, we know, they’ve been few and far between lately!) This time around we are featuring Sandy, who is a globe trotting student and educator in the fields of anthropology and archeology (how cool, right?). Read on to find out what products we recommend to someone who spends lots of time on the go and having adventures!
How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
Googled “eco-friendly menstruation”.
Please describe your monthly needs:
1 day spotting/light flow, 1 day heavy flow, and 1 day light flow (some light discharge throughout the month).
If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
Heavy pads for overnight on second day, thin long pads for daytime first and third days. No pantyliners (they’re irritating!).
If you are currently using reusable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
Mini pantyliners on first day.
Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
I always hated how disposable products feel and sound, but I thought there were no other options. When I first started college and took an environmental studies class, I decided to “green” my routine. I eventually thought “hey- has anybody thought about an eco-friendly period?” At the time, I had no money for reusables– but now it’s a priority.
Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’m applying for graduate school in Anthropology
Based on your own experience, what message do you have for others who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
Try it once, you may never look back!
I loved reading about how Sandy came to wonder about greening her period since she was making different choices in other parts of her life. Things like biking/walking instead of driving, recycling, choosing organic, forgoing plastic bags seem like common sense, but often people neglect to recognize how we manage our periods can have an effect on the environment as well!
With a cycle that has almost all types of flow I really felt like Sandy’s best bet was to give our Lunapanties a try because they’re highly customizable and appropriate for every day wear as well as perfect for your period!
Lots of us have special “period underwear” that we use only at that time of the month, but Lunapanties are specifically designed to keep you dry and happy no matter what time of the month it is. On top of that, they’re pretty, and so soft and comfy. Specially designed to wick away moisture and absorb leaks, we have Lunapanties that will fit all sorts of different needs, from light spotting to full on night time heavy flow.
Our KALI, MAIA and ISIS styles all have reinforced gussets to prevent leaking and bands sewn right in so that you can easily boost absorbancy using our Inserts. For overnight or on heavy flow days you can even use 2 or 3 inserts together to maximize absorbency, and on those lighter days or when you’re expecting your period but you’re not sure when, you can wear the Lunapanties all on their own without fear of spotting getting through to your clothing.
Our SELENE and VESTA styles are designed to be worn on a daily basis in lieu of pantyliners – they too have a reinforced gusset to wick away moisture and protect your clothing from spotting, but they’re super breathable and comfy (be aware that these styles do not have the bands for using inserts, though). These would be a good option for Sandy on those days of the month when she’s spotting but not actually menstruating.
Our Lunapanties can be washed and dried by hand or machine, making they great for traveling. And all of our Lunapanties are perfect to wear with internal menstrual products, like the DivaCup, too!
Hope you find that helpful advice, Sandy! We look forward to hearing all about how Lunapads products have changed your period for the better!