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4 vagina-friendly period products that will finally allow you to break up with sanitary pads in 2020

Updated on:12 May 2021, 12:57pm IST
Sanitary napkins are itchy, messy, and the least favourite part of menstruation for most of us. Thankfully, it’s time to change that with these products that are also eco-friendly.
Ainee Nizami
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New ways to deal with your period
New year calls for new ways to deal with your period. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Sanitary Pads. These two words make me hate my periods much more than I need to. I don’t like the way they feel, dread the itchiness they bring to my life, ughh the smell, and boy how are we ever going to find a way to dispose of these white monsters in an eco-friendly way?

I hate them. Period. If you do too, then now is the time to reinvent your periods by breaking up with them and try these options–which are both vagina friendly and eco-friendly.

1. Menstrual cups
Say hello to my favourite method of dealing with periods. I am a menstrual cup newbie. It took me some time to get used to the process, but let me tell you it has changed my life. No seriously! Bye-bye chafed thighs, that awful period stink, and bloodied panties. You will take some time before you become a C-fold champion–but when you do you’ll pretty much forget you are on your periods. At least for 12 hours!

Are you game to try a menstrual cup?

2. Reusable menstrual pads
I haven’t really tried these yet, but I can safely say that they come with some hassle. Since they are made of fabric, you need to wash and dry them. Plus they are not 100% leak proof. Let’s come to the good part now. Since they are reusable, you will not just save a lot of money, but also ensure that you are doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint. Also the cotton is far kinder to your skin than a regular sanitary pad thanks to zero chemicals.


3. Organic tampons
Made from 100% cotton, they are the eco-friendly version of regular old tampons. And since they go inside and remain out of sight, it sure does make your periods a tad more bearable. Plus you can kiss goodbye to all the itchiness and period smell.

Also, read: 6 things every woman can relate to on the first day of her period

4. Period Panties
I am convinced that these will change the world. No seriously think about it. You wear them in the morning and change them in the night without giving a single thought. If you are picturing these as adult diapers you are absolutely wrong. Period panties are like regular underwear with a special layer that helps prevent blood from seeping through. Plus they are washable so you can save a lot of money and give back to the environment.

Also, read: My #momsays jaggery can relieve period pain. And Ayurveda has her back!

What do you use when you are on your period? Let us know if you are willing to switch to any of these products or if you have already used any of them.

Ainee Nizami Ainee Nizami

Ainee has 10 years of experience in finding and writing stories about lifestyle, health, and fitness. When she is not surfing the internet for stories that'll connect with women, you’ll find her reading a book and sipping chai.