Females: Know what you are putting in and on your body. The mucous membranes of the vaginal area are very sensitive and blood rich tissue. This means the blood circulation in this area pulls toxins into your blood stream easily.
Consider using organically grown cotton made pads and tampons, organic cotton reusable pads, sea sponge tampons, moon cup /menstrual cups. I will post sites to learn and possibly purchase from below.
I LOVE my Luna Pad, organic, no dye, reusable pads. It is so easy to remove the top layer liner pad and replace it before you soak through. Which you won’t soak through with Luna pads as they have a soak proof barrier!
Article to read on Roundup toxic pesticide in your menstrual care products:
Awesome book on natural menstruation and feminine energy; much healing information from many wise women (AND all of the book $$$ goes to supply women in 3rd world countries with safe menstrual care products, how cool is that!?)
Check this book out and You will be glad you did… share with all your female friends until the page edges are tattered and torn with love and wisdom sharing!
Want to learn more about your beautiful female self and your connected-ness to the moon and all life?
♀ MOON SCHOOL: An 8 week eCourse for all females no matter where you are in your life cycle. Relearning the beauty of female ways from menarche to Wise Woman Menopausal years. A beautiful way to reclaim your life force power and wisdom as a female. Click here for more information.
Love & Light to you as we care for self, others, and the planet as a whole living being, Paula
My menstrual cup is a Keeper Cup. I had a Diva cup, not sure what happened to it, think I passed it along to a friend.
For years I did not use it. It was not comfortable, in my vagina, after the birth of my first son. It was pushing, in weird ways, against the rectal and bladder prolapses I sustained (that is another story!) from child-birth.
Looking for education on all things female to do with the menstrual cycle? Diva cup has much information.
Downside, public bathrooms with multiple stalls. It is hard to pull it out, empty it, and rinse it off to re-insert when you are in a stall. People do not appreciate you cleaning out your bloody cup in a public sink. Solution: Bring a bottle of water in to the stall with you (preferably in your reusable water bottle from home). In a pinch, I have held it in my urine stream to rinse it off. Urine is sterile and acidic. The vagina is acidic. No problems here. Rinse off in your pee stream then rinse off with your bottle water from home. Uses less water!