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Sandy Gets a Makeover!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Christa

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!

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Name: Sandy

Age: 23

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!

 

Luna Love from Abby Epstein!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Guest

 Luna Love from Abby Epstein!

I was thrilled to get a few goodies from Lunapads in the mail! I had never really considered using washable/reusable pads before and have to admit that I was feeling rather skeptical! Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try.

I already knew what an amazing, sustainable company Lunapads is, so I felt great about using their products. So when my next cycle began, I tested out the Diva Cup, a pantyliner and the lightly padded Lunapanties. I was actually really surprised at how easy it was to use the Diva Cup and despite my skepticism, it did not leak at all. The panty liners and Luna panties are soft and comfortable, and I found that I liked using them best at night, just in case the Diva Cup were to leak while sleeping (It didn’t).

Overall, I was really impressed with how comfortable everything was to use and wear, and it was not messy as I had originally imagined. Lunapads offers such a wide variety of eco friendly products, and they do lots of giving back as well! (Please check out their Pads4Girls program here!) I’ll definitely be trading in my disposable products in favor of Lunapads products. I’m a fan of anything eco-positive, and Lunapads definitely means eco-positive periods!

via: http://www.mybestbirth.com/profiles/blogs/lunapads-love

Menstruation in the Military

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 by Guest

Some of you may remember the Period Makeover we did for Krys, a while ago. Krys is an active member of the US army and faces some pretty unique challenges when it comes to managing her period. She send us this update on her LunaRevolution and what it’s been like to use Lunapads.

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“To say having a period in the military sucks is a severe understatement.” That is what I would say to civilian girls before making the switch. Lunapads turned that sentence into, “Nah, having a period doesn’t even cross my mind, let alone get in the way of work.”

I’ve been in the army for 7 years now. I certainly get distracted by my wishy-washy Aunt Flo who tends to appear (she has never represented the punctual side of me) late, early, or not at all sometimes, depending on the training and how it is affecting my body. The last thing you want is to bleed through your uniform. I’ve had it happen before, and it took a good amount of washing pants while not wearing any in a sink, toilet paper, and dumping a bottle of water on my head to make the top part of me soaked as well… On top of that embarrassment potential, there’s no privacy. You work with the same people, day in and out. You shop with those same people. It doesn’t matter WHEN you buy that box of pads or tampons, everyone takes one look and assumes what time it is. Latrines (bathrooms for you civilian types ) are hard to come by on missions in Iraq or other third world countries.

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Krys’ Period Makeover

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 by Christa

Krys Krys Period MakeoverName: Krys

Age: 25

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
A forum I post on was talking about them.

Please describe your monthly needs.
2 Days heavy flow, 3 days of switching between a regular flow and spotting, 2 days of spotting.

If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
Tampons and pads, switching between the two: Super, super infinity, overnight, regulars, lights, you name it!

Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
I’m in the military and when you’re deployed and around men constantly, Everyone knows when you’re ‘on’ because you have to shop in the same small shops they do! I need something that is more discreet, comfortable (disp chafe bad!), & tough enough to withstand rigorous training sessions, irregular latrine breaks, and sweat without falling a part.

Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?
I’m a full time student and active in the US Army.

Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
Nothing beats being as comfortable as possible.

Read our Period Makeover Suggestions for Krys…
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Alice’s Period Makeover

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 by Guest

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Name: Alice

Age: 21

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
I saw them in store and I was curious.

Please describe your monthly needs:
My period almost always comes at night.  It is an average flow and I experience continuous cramping for the first three days.

If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
Regular pads and Pantyliners.  I used to use tampons but I found them uncomfortable and itchy.

If you are currently using reusable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
No, but I’m dying to try!

Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
I want to lessen my impact on earth. I also get rashes from that synthetic material.  I don’t know, it’s like plastic or something, and the sticky things rub my skin.  It’s just not a comfortable time of the month.  I am very active and with that stuff rubbing my skin I would rather not move. Luna pads sound soft and wearable; maybe I won’t even notice them.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I do yoga and frequently exercise.

Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
Think about your vagina!

Our recommendations for this active, young woman who has had enough with disposables!

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Tonya’s Period Makeover

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 by Lunapads Team

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Name:  Tonya

Age: 27

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
Google.

Please describe your monthly needs:
3 to 6 light to average nights & 3-6 light to average days.

If you are currently using reusable products, which ones do you use?
Sea Sponge Tampons.

Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
I am making small changes to be a little more eco-friendly for my health and now I have a 22 month old Daughter.  I want the best for her.

Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
I have been using Sea Sponge Tampons for 3 months.  I have noticed few, if any cramps and I have noticed a change in my flow.  It’s not nearly as heavy as when I was using disposables. If that isn’t a clear sign that the disposables are unhealthy, I don’t know what is.

Our recommendations for this eco-conscious mom!

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Liz’s Period Makeover

Friday, October 21st, 2011 by Lunapads Team

Liz Period makeover 300x284 Lizs Period MakeoverName:  Liz

Age: 21

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
I first heard about it in a vegan cookbook.

Please describe your monthly needs:
Its a  steady medium flow for the first 4 days then it starts to slow down over the next 2 days until it’s just a light pinkish then I switch to a liner for a day. I also have light discharge pretty frequently throughout the month.

If you are currently using reusable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
I made my own cloth pads and they’re all pretty bulky.

Why did you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
I switched to save money and to keep pads out of the landfills.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’m a vegan mom of two girls love gardening and yoga!

Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
They work better then disposables in my own experience!

Our recommendations for this holistic, DIY mama!

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Lisa’s Period Makeover!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Lunapads Team

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Name: Lisa

Age: 26

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
I heard about them on another WordPress blog!

Please describe your monthly needs:
I have a five day period: the first day is light, the middle three are heavy, and the last is light.

If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
I use Kotex because reusable ones have not been readily available to me. I usually wonder about ordering them, but I get nervous it won’t work for me.

Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
First of all, I want to be more eco friendly. As such, I am steadily changing things in my life. On the other hand, my skin is so sensitive, and I believe these may be gentler.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’m an Art History Professor who loves to blog!

Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
Let’s do it together!

Our recommendations for this creative woman who’s changing but still a little unsure!
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Julie & Julia’s Period Makeovers!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 by Lunapads Team

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Names: Julie and her grandmother, Julia

Ages: 27 & 79

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
Julie: A visit to Drugstore.com

Julia: Julie!

Please describe your monthly needs:
Julie: Cycle is usually 1 light day then 3-4 heavy days (all night and day) and an average day. The rest of the month is a light discharge on average 3 days per week.

Julia: My grandma deals with mild to moderate incontinence. She has limited mobility and stays at home most of the time. Two to three times per week she goes to a senior citizens health club for physical therapy.

If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
Julie: I only use disposables if it’s an emergency. If I am at friend’s house or out in public I will borrow/buy whatever is available. I am not really girl who likes to carry a purse so I’m not always very prepared.

Julia: She has to purchase Poise pads on a weekly basis costing about $30 per week. She does not have complaints about using Poise except that during the warmer months she says they make her “uncomfortable” but she is a bit too modest to mention the exact nature of discomfort.

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Katie’s Period Makeover!

Monday, September 19th, 2011 by Lunapads Team

katies period makeover Katies Period Makeover!Name: Katie

Age: 26

How did you hear about reusable menstrual products?
Ad for Lunapads in Bitch Magazine.

Please describe your monthly needs:
Approximately 4-5 days moderate to heavy flow, 2-3 days light flow, and light daily discharge throughout the month.

If you are currently using disposable products, which ones do you use, and for what needs?
Super tampons for about 4 days, regular tampons for about 2-3 days, and pantyliners everyday.

What reusable menstrual products do you currently use?
I am using The DivaCup for the second time this week and I have been a little leakier than I’d hoped, but all in all I can’t complain. It’s much better than creating all that waste. The pantyliners alone have made my decision well worth it. I just sent out an email to pretty much every woman I know raving about the Lunapads Pantyliners and DivaCup. A lot of people I talk to seem interested. They say I should be a spokesperson for your company, because of my enthusiasm. (Laughing)

Why do you want to switch to reusable menstrual products?
I hate having to wear a pantyliner everyday, but I also hate creating so much waste. I think reusable menstrual products will make me feel better about my bodily fluids and get me on track for a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’m a professional organizer extraordinaire.

Based on your own experience, what message do you have for other women who might be thinking about reusable menstrual products?
We can make a difference, starting now!

Our recommendations for this super organized woman who is ready to change!

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