Thursday, October 27, 2011

WHY? Why, why, WHY!?

OK. I just can't get over a post I read. And I'm sorry all you "Go Green" types but this is one GREEN item I will NOT be participating in.

Handsewn Tampons and Sanitary Pads.

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Who wants to bleed all over these poor cute little MONKEYS!?

WHAT!? Seriously. I had NO IDEA people did this. I mean, I know the 7 BILLIONTH person will be born this year on earth, and the underdeveloped countries still face some horrible living conditions, lack of vaccinations, etc. And for someone who will benefit with these items, then GREAT, go for it. Make you some Pads, with wings.

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Well, I actually think these are kinda pretty...

But, why would you choose to sit in your own BLOOD?! Really. It's not like we have a CHOICE in the matter, aside from a hysterectomy, to BLEED each month. Why make it worse by sitting in a puddle of it, just to GO GREEN!?

OK. Don't get me wrong. I'm all about saving the world from trash and landfills. We TRY to save as much as we can. We recycle what we can (including cans, just look in the totes in the garage filled with my husbands empty Beer cans.) and reuse what we can. But I'm sorry.

I'm NOT going to be using a reusable PAD. or Tampon (ick.) anytime soon.

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You guys think if I learn to crochet, that I can make these!?

If I have to bleed my own blood, NO ONE is gonna know. NO ONE will be the recipient of a bulky handmade fleece PAD sticking out my crack. NO one.

AND I'm sorry but I'm not sticking a sponge up my who-ha, no MATTER how much it saves the earth. SORRY KIDS, this momma is gonna continue using Tampax or OB!

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"Moon Songes are extremely comfortable, soft, and textured much like the vaginal wall, you can even trim them to fit your unique form, so you won't even notice they are there! Sponges are naturally very absorbent, and can also be used during sex. Some women choose to use them for contraception with a spermicide of their choice.

Moon Sponges are very absorbant (they are sponges after all!!) and they only need to be rinsed and reinserted about every 2 to 4 hours (depending on the heaviness of your cycle)"


It's bad enough that it happens to women, why make it worse!?

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LOOK! Different sizes even!

OK, I also understand that a long time ago, they didn't have access to disposable anything. I am a glorified cloth diaper advocate. (All of use girls used cloth, our kids used cloth when they were home, and I made a couple clothies for my niece when she visits) I breastfed my kids until they are old enough for SCHOOL (not really, but really!), and I come from a very "granola" family. I also know that a long time ago, when an Eskimo woman was on her cycle, she was BANNED FROM THE HOUSE, and could not show her wrists for fear that some bad ju-ju spirit would get her or her family. They used MOSS, LICHEN, and other absorbent materials. (Like apparently SPONGES!)

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BUT THAT WAS 50 YEARS AGO! It's the 2,000's folks! Get you some Always with wings, or Tampax Combination packs and get on with your day!

OK. That's all for now. P.S. I took all these photos off of Etsy. Good for you if you reduce, reuse, recycle...but I'm not jumping on that train just yet.

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Look, even designer fabric. Gee, I just figured out a use for all those Fat Quarters I have sitting around!!!

(You know what's funny though, I totally COULD MAKE the Pads! I have all the materials, and the know-how to do it. AND because I CAN make them, I am seriously starting to contemplate actually TRYING them. Cause we all know I'd love to NEVER EVER buy another pad again. Hmm.... We'll see...We will SEE.... Sigh...I'd have the cutest little pads ever!)

19 comments:

Lisa said...

ROFL!!! This blog post and your comments on Facebook about this subject are cracking me up!! C'mon, are you sure you dont want to make a bunch of these to give out at Christmas? It would be the gift that keeps on giving! ROFL

Cathy said...

I think we should make them, try them and BLOG about them!!

Mik said...

Wow, who knew! I certainly never thought of such a thing so it was one of those out of sight out of mind deals, but now that's always going to be on my mind during certain times of the month. LOL! I'm with you, why? Seriously though, a few of those pics would be pretty . . . what else could you use them for . . . glasses holders?

Anonymous said...

I used to think they were gross too, but when I started to get chemical burns on ....um...the sensitive bits... from every known and unknown brand avail to me, I gave them a try. Def not my first choice, but you gotta do what you gotta do. As for the sponges and tampons...even I won't go that far.

Anonymous said...

ps...can you tell me where you found the designer fabric ones? lol..

bloomie said...

The best alternative is the diva cup. I got mine over a year ago and I am SO obsessed with it. It has completely revolutionized my cycle, the same way tampons once did. It is UNBELIEVABLE, so clean and there's no odor what so ever. Plus you learn the most interesting things about your body.

K said...

In all honesty, DivaCup.

It's washable in a *sterilizable* way.

It's non-absorbent, which I really like because on months when you don't follow your usual pattern, there's no guessing at absorbency.

It's incredibly portable. This is one product you can wear if you think you're going to start. You don't know it's there.

Throw a clot? NBD for the DivaCup.

Seriously, it's the next best thing to not needing a product. You can't make it at home but it's well worth the money. After the second month, you're ahead money and they last for years!

Lori said...

This was seriously one of your funniest posts ever! I totally agree. No way in the world am I ever going to use ANY of that stuff!

Missy said...

LOL!!! Please tell me it wasn't my comment, hehehe. Honest to goodness, they weren't horrible. I kept a nice little covered bucket with slightly bleachy water tucked behind the potty right next to the trash can, just dumped it straight into the washer and let it go. Now I don't think I could handle those sponges at all, I mean, sheesh, you would actually have to (gulp) reach up in there and touch the thing, drag it out and rinse it....oh NO way. Hilarious I've been a CNA at a nursing home, had to deal with every bodily fluid known to man, but just cannot handle that...well, or spit either, spit flips me out. Hubby learned VERY fast he better swallow until his mouth feels like dust before kissing me LOL

Rebecca said...

Ha, ha! You know, I can kinda get the pad idea, as it works in the same way as commercial ones, but the tampons are just disgusting! Not to mention the potential for infection yuck if not cleaned well enough...

Anyway, thanks for the "rant" on these, it made me laugh. :)

Bethany said...

Haha, you should totally give them for Christmas...just not to me ;) I'll stick with the disposables...I'm all for "going green" but no. Just no.

The Swimmer said...

Ok the pads and the crocheted tampons ICK ME OUT.. but I have to say.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! my Keeper! Id never have tried it if I wasnt dared (by someone who loved hers)..so there ya go.. I dare ya to try it ;) (I did cut off the tail thing on it though...) did I mention I LOVED mine!?! I just carry a bottle of water with me during that time to rinse n go. No spillage, nothin!

The Swimmer said...

(Um Keeper is similar to aforementioned Diva cup ;) )

Janice Bendixen said...

I laughed til l cried. Just wait ladies. This whole conversation makes me appreciate menopause in a way l didn't anticipate! Now about those hot flashes....

Heather said...

I like my menstrual cup too, so much cleaner feeling than pads or tampons.

Heidi said...

Diva cup all the way. I finished my 3rd cycle using one and I'll never go back to pads or tampons. I just wish I started using one 20 years ago...

HOA Mgr Lady said...

OMG MY Mother lived during the years they used rags fro pads and she never went back once they invited and mass produced kotex pads and then tampons. But if you want to go back!
There is also the little cup that you insert and then empty and resue... tried that once... went back to tampons... as a matter of fact I onkly used atampon after I learned how to use themin 11th grade,. (1966) and never again wore a pad. Blech! Blech hahahahhaha

Julia said...

Cups, cups, cups! I LAUGH at pad aisles now, beg to God I'll never need to buy another pack, except for the tiny daily ones to keep occasional spills, I'm a heavy bleeder.

The Schulz family said...

OMG, that is TOO funny. That is so over the edge, I've never seen something like that before. And I am from Germany, we are the kings (and queens) what with recycling and everything. I am so happy that the things I use are disposable and thinking of pushing a sponge up my... ugh, no.