We often get asked what the difference is between The DivaCup and tampons. As is the case with disposable pads and Lunapads, it really is a bit of an apples and oranges situation, however this video answers some important questions about differences in size and respective amounts of waste generated.
For those of you who might be looking for answers to more health-related questions around dioxin and mystery ingredients in tampons (they’re not written on the box!), please see this article from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics or this one from the Center for Women & Families, which also gets into details about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and the “asbestos in tampons” myth (it is indeed a myth, even we think so). For those of you who might be thinking of TSS as something of the past, please check out You Are Loved, a poignant awareness campaign launched by a Mom who lost her daughter to TSS.
Inspired by this video from Natracare organic tampons, we also decided to do a water glass test to look at the issue of fiber loss, with some disconcerting results (at least in the case of Tampax). Check it out, and don’t forget that May is DivaCup month at Lunapads – they’re 20% off until the end of this month!