Lately, I’ve been hearing about all sorts of advances in feminine protection; I guess that’s what happens when you are a women’s magazine writer currently working on a story about bikini grooming-related ER visits. As it turns out, buying a plain, plastic-applicator tampon at the grocery store is so very passé. Check out the coolest new ways to purchase your ‘pons, protect your privates, praise your period, and more:
Tampon home delivery
It’s kind of like a CSA, only with tampons instead of turnips. First, you visit LeParcel.com and choose your most trusted combination of tampons, pads and liners. Next, enter your
desired delivery date, and schedule repeat deliveries every X number of days (28 for the hyper-fertile; 24 or 31 if you’re semi-regular; etc.) Then sit back and scarf down a half-pound of Nestle White Fudge Flipz while you wait for your mail carrier to drop off your monthly supply of Tampax Pearls, along with your surprise “free gift,” which, from the looks of the web site, includes Ferrero Rocher Chocolates. (Heads up: Those iconic gold wrappers are not an effective panty liner substitute.)
Organic menstrual protection
The simple act of choosing a healthy snack has me paralyzed lately; between freaking out over Penicillin in my morning yogurt, tumor-inducing insecticide in my corn-on-the-cob, pink dye in my genetically modified Frankensalmon, and sulfites in my evening wine, nothing is safe anymore.
Not even our tampons. That’s why a new crop of feminine protection has popped up: Organic tampons and pads, free of carcinogenic chemicals, neurotoxins, irritants, fragrances, dyes and more. As if I wasn’t worried enough about pesticides on my strawberries; now I have this image in my mind of a conventional tampon hanging in a garden, repelling spiders and keeping bunnies far, far away. A company called Natracare sells 99% biodegradable and compostable, Continue reading