Why are Period Panties Better than Other Feminine Hygiene Products?
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The most important reason one should consider making the switch to period panties would be the environment.
Each year, millions upon millions of used pads and tampons are sent into our landfills, and unfortunately also into our oceans. The average person will use roughly 15,000 pads or tampons in their lifetime. The Earth can only hold so much waste, and it’s starting to contaminate our most natural resources.
By making the switch to period underwear, you’ll be cutting your contribution to menstrual waste by roughly two thirds. Those with extremely light periods may even be able to cut out all use of disposable menstrual products.
Then there is the personal well-being factor. You see, pads and tampons almost always contain bleach; this is what gives them that crisp white appearance. Having bleach enter our vaginal canal once a month puts us at high risk for cervical cancer. What’s more, with tampons there is always that risk of toxic shock syndrome, whereby one can die due to bacteria in the vaginal walls.
A period panty will reduce or eliminate your exposure to these potentially threatening products. You can start to enjoy the benefits of free-bleeding, and often users report seeing a reduction in their levels of abdominal pain during the menstrual cycle.