It's said, well, by people who make it their job to crunch these kinds of numbers, that the average woman uses nearly 12,000 disposable tampons and/or pads during her menstruating lifetime.A menstrual product that is reusable is obviously the key here. Like Lunapads, GladRags offers a range of washable, reusable cotton pads, but now the company is offering sampler packs for the buy-curious who are contemplating making the switch.
For $57.99, you can get a selection of three day pads, one night pad, and three pantyliners, as well as a laundry mesh bag. Another $12 gets you the same thing, but made with undyed organic cotton. If you balk at the prices, keep in mind that us chicks spend between $70 and $140 per year as it is on disposable pads and tampons. We don't know about you, but we'd rather save the extra money for a hot-water bottle and an emergency stash of PMS-alleviating chocolate. ::GladRags