Pads, Tampons and Menstrual Cups… Oh My!

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 Pads, Tampons and Menstrual Cups…Oh My!

We may not always give it much thought, but the products we use on our yonis are extremely important, and can greatly impact the health of our yoni and our overall health.  From daily feminine hygiene sprays, topicals and the like, to what we use during our menses… they are all significant.

It is very important to make sure that whatever you are using does not have chemicals. Even if there is no noticeable reaction, “yoni and chemicals” are not a good combination. Our body absorbs what we put on our skin, so this is not a separate issue from your overall health.

It’s also important to read the ingredients on whatever you use.  Even for the health conscious person, it is not always something one thinks to do, but it is key.  Fortunately, there are plenty of options. Menstrual cup or cloth pads are two of the healthiest choices for menstrual care. Organic (chlorine-free) cotton tampons and pads are also a great option. My favorite brands are Naturacare and Seventh Generation. We will continue to explore this very important topic in future blogs.

Stay tuned for our ovulation blog coming up in 2 weeks, when we discuss the right relationship with your family planning!

Love being a woman,

Dr. Danett

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