Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TMFFS: Wasting Eggs

A status, courtesy of my brother, Ray:

Fact: most women spend about $150 - $200 a year on disposable tampons and pads. More than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along US coastal areas between 1998 and 1999. What wasteful creatures.


Responses: 


Girl 1: You have a better way to handle this, Ray?...Reusable tampons doesn't seem feasible...


My Brother: Not to mention. You waste an egg every time you bleed out. 


Girl 2: Gross ^^^


Girl 3: LMAO! When you come up with a better solution, let us know!
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Lauren at Hipstercrite actually wrote a post all about vaginas & one of the products mentioned, that 
I'd never before heard of was the mooncup. Which I'm not suggesting anyone use because it seems weird...but, for the record, eco-friendly (if semi-disturbing) menstrual cycle products ARE available out there.

Knowledge is power.

5 comments:

  1. The Diva Cup is another alternative that is well known. They are completely hygienic, safe, and comfortable. If you care about the earth, USE IT! ;) People are just scared shitless of the unknown and like to criticize!

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  2. Wow, I didn't realize there were so many options out there. I looked up the divacup; it looks kind of...big. Or at least by comparison to the photos on the mooncup's page.

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  3. Wow...That's kind of...strange, but very creative, indeed.

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  4. haha you're convo with yourself is entertaining... my love, it is not big. They have 2 sizes.. one for people who have given birth and one for those who haven't... and seriously, a childs head can fit through, some squishy material will not do much harm ;)

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