I have been a fan and devotee of flannel menstrual pads for many years! They are ecologically responsible, and they are more comfortable than disposables. After wearing, soak in cold water, rinse, then machine wash & dry. You can pour the soaking water on your plants – I brought a struggling rhododendrun back to health by sharing my menstrual blood each month.
Conventional disposable products can contain plastics, artificial fragrances, adhesives, and chemical gels–things you don’t want next to one of the most sensitive parts of your body! Choosing GladRags all-cotton pads means comfortable periods free from irritating materials and avoiding unnecessary exposure to the synthetic ingredients in disposable pads and tampons.
One of the lesser-known benefits of switching to reusable menstrual products is the period positivity that comes along with it. The menstrual cycle is a healthy and natural process. Many of us grow up believing that it’s a messy inconvenience or, worse, a disgusting disease-like condition. The embarrassment or shame we feel about our periods is often a result of negative cultural conditioning. Fortunately, many of us have experienced profound positive transformations in our feelings toward our menstrual cycles after switching to GladRags!