Today our world is plagued by environmental contamination and plastic garbage catastrophe in particular. Artificial materials created by technology are not a thing anymore. People are coming back to their roots and don’t want to use disposable things that will be used once but stay in this world for decades being the cause of other living things’ death.
This is the case when modern problems require old-fashioned solutions. The zero-waste lifestyle has reached every sphere of modern people’s life including women’s intimate hygiene. No matter how surprising it may sound, reusable pads (those that needed washing and drying in the good old days) are back on the scene.
All the pads and tampons one average woman uses in her entire life make a huge pile of trash that can never be recycled and will just contaminate the planet for years, even when this woman dies. This is why replacing synthetic means of hygiene that are made to be thrown away with natural ones that can be used over and over again is a smart solution to reduce environmental contamination.
Today such alternatives are menstrual cups and reusable pads. The menstrual cup needs a certain skill and experience to be used effectively. In addition, some medical conditions such as cervicitis, ectropion, etc. may require other solutions. With reusable pads, it’s just as simple as with the disposable ones. But you should wash it and use it again instead of throwing it away.
For women who remember the times when reusable pads should be DIY and leaked often, the ideas of coming back to it may seem like a nightmare. However, reusable pads of the new generation are different from the vintage ones.
Let’s look at why modern reusable pads are better.
They also have some drawbacks you should be aware of.
Reusable pads are something you should definitely try. Whether you will want to switch to them or not, only trying them out will help you make the final decision.