How well do Lunapads and other reusable options perform in comparison to disposables? Disposable products are superior in performance thanks to all the chemicals and plastics discussed in the Health and Environment sections.
Highly absorbent, breathable and leakproof.
Given all the technical chemical ingredients in most disposables (which disposable manufacturers are not required to disclose), we acknowledge that reusable pads can’t be expected to perform in the same way as disposables. Reusable products are typically made with more natural and organic materials that require a different routine to be highly absorbent, breathable and leakproof.
AN END TO PAINFUL RASHESI've used Lunapads for 5 years and am very happy with them. I have a sensitive skin with a tendency for exzema, and Lunapads changed my life. Before I discovered them, I suffered inflammation and rash every month due to the usual plastic protections. I bought an Organic Cotton Starter Kit and haven't suffered rash once!
There are hundreds of thousands of people worldwide using Lunapads and The DivaCup who would never switch back, so clearly the added routine of caring for them is worth that little extra effort. Ask yourself if you would happily return to throwing away used bottles and newspapers rather than taking the time to recycle them for a similar perspective. Most customers love the convenience of being freed from having to repeatedly buy disposable supplies, particularly in unanticipated situations.
FINALLY COMFORTABLEFor years I've suffered from uncomfortable chafing and worrying about leaks while using disposable liners. Finally I am comfortable and confident during my period. I love the wide array of designs and colors - I own just about every pattern! Thanks, Lunapads, for making my time of month a happier one!
Non drying / Non irritating & Comfortable
Most disposable pads and tampons contain ingredients which can be potentially irritating to the skin.
When it comes to comfort, we can confidently say that our products are vastly superior to disposable products. Lunapads and Lunapanties are made with 100% cotton and 100% organic cotton -- soft, natural and breathable materials that are more akin to clothing.
STRUGGLED WITH SKIN SENSITIVITYI struggled with sensitivity from disposable pads for over 10 years and never knew what was causing my problems. I suffered two weeks of discomfort every month, and my skin allergies had become so terrible that my doctor recommended trying washable pads. I recently purchased one of your starter kits and after 2 months all my troubles are completely gone. Thank you for making such an easy to use product, and for making this transition a huge success! I will tell my friends about your company.
With respect to the DivaCup and tampons, the difference is even more marked. Have you ever felt excessively “dried out” by using tampons, especially towards the end of your period? This is because tampons don’t just absorb your menstrual flow, they also absorb your natural vaginal moisture, which can be uncomfortable. The DivaCup is a fantastic alternative to tampons and is widely celebrated among customers for being more comfortable than tampons, thanks to its non-absorbent functionality that results in reduced dryness.
ALL TAMPONS ARE OFFICIALLY EVICTED FROM MY PURSE!I've never been completely satisfied with disposable pads and tampons - the former is just all kinds of awkward-feeling and the latter dries me out. I finally took the plunge and got myself a DivaCup. Now I'm kicking myself for waiting so long! I feel like I'm not even having my period. I'm aware of the cup's presence, but it's still more comfortable than a tampon, and I don't feel dried-out at all. Undoubtedly, The DivaCup has led to the most comfortable period in history!
Connect with and feel better about your body
Choosing to use natural menstrual pads or cups can also put you back in touch with your menstrual cycle or help you redefine the experience for yourself, on your own terms, which can lead to increased self-knowledge, acceptance, and even empowerment. Using disposable products can make you feel like a bio-hazard, and no one should have to feel that way.
CHANGED MY FEELINGS TOWARDS MY CYCLEI have endometriosis, so periods have always been something to dread, and have even felt vaguely traumatic. For years I suppressed my cycle with medications. I am now preparing my body for conception, and so the period is back. I decided to finally give Lunapads a try, and I'm so glad I did. I hadn't realized how uncomfortable disposable pads were until now, but what a difference! For the first time I actually found myself looking forward to my period, pain and all. It's hard to explain how Lunapads have changed my feelings towards my cycle, but they absolutely have.
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