The title says it all. Men, feel free to skip this post if you wish. But ladies, I have to say that I've made the switch and I couldn't be happier. There are many eco-friendly feminine hygiene options out there. We aren't forced to pick between disposable pads or disposable tampons; there are other choices. Please read the following link: This article says it best.
For those who are use to tampons: The Diva cup or the Sea sponge option could be for you. If, like me, you prefer the less intrusive option of pads, there are many reusable cloth pad options out there. You can buy some right at Whole Foods I believe. The diva cup can be purchased there as well. I know you can get the sea sponges at The Merc at least. But, let me tell you about the product I've decided on. I went with a local etsy user at Cozy Folk. And since she was local, I was even able to pick them up in person while I was already in Lawrence instead of having them shipped. Jenn King at Cozy Folk Creations did a great job and I'd recommend her products to anyone.
My reusable cloth pads are way cuter than conventional pads (pads can be cute?) and they feel so much nicer! What sounds better to you, sitting on aggravating paper/plastic or soft, comfortable, breathable natural cloth? They are actually pretty low maintenance, cheaper in the long run, obviously much better on the environment, and are better health wise. If you are looking into making the switch and have questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer. I've used them several times now and do not see myself switching back. They even have wings with a snap. Sweet.
Thanks for letting me get personal. I know it can be an embarrassing topic, but it's an important point to make. Have a happier period!