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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

3 comments

  1. Comment by juist

    juist May 21, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.

    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this short article together.
    I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments.

    But so what, it was still worth it!

  2. Comment by Dr. Danett

    Dr. Danett May 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    So glad that you are finding the information enlightening. Lots more to come!

    Love being a woman,
    Dr. Danett

  3. Comment by Arch

    Arch August 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I think it will only leak 1) if you place it in in the wrong position so that it isn’t manikg a seal . You may need to get used to the placing of it in the beginning but it’ll become second nature soon2) If you generally have a really heavy period, there is a chance it could leak on your first or second day. Now that I have an IUD, my period is heavier than it was before (it used to never leak at all), and I’ve noticed it’s more prone to leaking on my first day, but it’s not a problem if I just empty it more often. If you’re worried about it, you can always use some light protection like a panty liner just to ease your mind until you trust it. I’ve never had it leak at night (I always wear it overnight), or because of sports or swimming or anything like that. You can do anything with the cup that you want to do in your regular non-menstruating life no problems!

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