Uterus owners, have you ever tried washable pads?

Uterus owners, have you ever tried washable pads?

Tangles Tangles
Like the fabric ones made out of cotton that you can toss in with the laundry. I've been thinking about getting some. Tampons contain bad chemicals and don't agree with me, and pads have absorbent chemical compounds that can dry you out. Also, they're bad for the environment and your wallet.
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Yes.
7  (17%)
Nope.
35  (83%)
Total votes: 42
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jc123 jc123
I use them probably 60% of the time--around the house or when I'm only going to be out for a few hours. I don't do it for a full day at work or anything, because I'm not comfortable hauling dirty pads with me all day.

There are several suppliers on etsy. I recommend that you buy one or two pads from a few different suppliers, so that you can see which style works for you-- since they're handmade, people use several different patterns and you may have a reaction to some of the fabric or not like the snap placement or whatever.
03/25/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
This sounds fantastic!!!

I have been wondering a LOT how W/we could solve this problem, as W/we're gonna live off the grid and go to town rarely, and indeed, I find it funny that one has to have enough handy in such cases, and what if the world ended as we know it, then one would have to have something to use when there is no chance to buy such things anymore! ^^
03/25/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Interesting idea...would definitely save you money! I know tampons aren't the best for your body, but I'm so used to them now if I don't wear them it drives me crazy!
03/26/2012
indiglo indiglo
I haven't no. but the website where I got my DivaCup also sells reusable cloth pads. I'm not even sure how they work! But I think it's a great idea.
03/26/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
have not and do not think i would.
03/26/2012
underHim underHim
No I haven't and I probably won't.
03/26/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Nope never tried, and never want to try them.
03/26/2012
alliegator alliegator
I really like using my menstrual cup. Pads are sweaty and uncomfortable in summer months for me.
03/26/2012
Khanner Khanner
I have tried them and they're really comfortable but a bit of a hassle. Plus to wear them you're entire period you'd need about 25, which is kind of an investment on a budget. Also, I bought some pretty "high end" pads, yet the stitching is already degrading. Even if the material is machine washable, the pads themselves must be washed by hand.

Right now, they're in my apocalypse kit, just in case we get sent back to stone age technology for whatever reason.
03/26/2012
mistressg mistressg
I haven't but I HATE pads.
03/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Like the fabric ones made out of cotton that you can toss in with the laundry. I've been thinking about getting some. Tampons contain bad chemicals and don't agree with me, and pads have absorbent chemical compounds that can dry you out. ...
i use the mooncup, it's amazing. silicone, reusable, boilable, can re-use for 10 years. really easy maintenance, no bacterial infections from sitting in your own gunk, like with pads.


mooncup.co . uk is the website.
03/26/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I had one that was sent as a sample, not sure what happened to it..
03/26/2012
Positwist Positwist
Nope, I'm not a fan of pads, reusable or otherwise.
03/27/2012
roskat roskat
Only tampons for me.
03/31/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
I've been using a combination of a Mooncup UK (MCUK), a silicone menstrual cup from the UK, and cloth pads for about 9 years now. I do not have nearly as many as mentioned on this thread, you don't need many to start out. Especially if you do laundry often normally.

They're amazing. So much more comfortable than disposable pads, and soooo cheap long run! You can also start cheaper by making your own for under a dollar with just some flannel, thread, and a needle. You can find pretty cheap on Etsy. I do presentations in women's studies and activism classes on the subject of alternative menstrual products. I'm willing to answer any questions you have by PM, if you're interested!
04/26/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I haven't used them.
04/26/2012
ghalik ghalik
I use Party in My Pants brand exclusively. I love them!
04/26/2012
Hekate101 Hekate101
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
Like the fabric ones made out of cotton that you can toss in with the laundry. I've been thinking about getting some. Tampons contain bad chemicals and don't agree with me, and pads have absorbent chemical compounds that can dry you out. ...
Party in my Pants is a great brand. I still use tampons, but I have a few as reusable liners/overnight pads.

partypantspads.com - I've not no vested interest, but I quite like their products.
04/26/2012
Willowe Willowe
I only use cloth pads, have for almost two years now, and I love them! Soo much better and more comfortable than disposable ones!
04/26/2012
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