“Even critics and fans who say that they know about U2’s Christianity often underestimate how important it is to the band’s music, and to the U2 phenomenon. The result has been a divide that’s unusual in pop culture. … To some people, Bono’s lyrics are treacly platitudes, verging on nonsense; to others, they’re thoughtful, searching, and profound meditations on faith.”
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my gynecologist told me today that she doesn’t reccomend Always brand menstrual products, especially to people with sensitive skin, because they’ve been known to irritate the vulva. She said even if you don’t notice an irritation, it can still affect yr vaginal health/make you more prone to yeast infections etc.
please spread this so we can avoid hecking up our vulvas!
I’ve heard this about disposable sanitary products in general. Never had an issue with them myself, but I felt like reblogging this just to once again share my love for Luna Pads and the Diva Cup. Pricier up front, but I haven’t had to buy any products for two years now, so I think they’ve already paid for themselves. They’re not nearly as gross as you think they’d be, and the cloth is gentle and comfy. I’m so happy I switched.
I haven’t used disposables in 10 years except when travelling and have NO regrets (and no more irritation!) I prefer the cloth pads myself but menstrual cups are more discreet. MeLuna is my face brand - the only one I found that came in a ‘small’ for titchy me.
Nothing like a bit of oversharing to start the day: Lunette works for me, comes in two sizes. But but but. If you cramp an awful lot (check) and dance quite a bit (check) and sometimes have to combine the two (check) a cup can be frustratingly insecure. Disposables are sometimes the only way.
Nym, you wouldn’t have any recommendations for cloth pads sold in the UK? Handstitching my own does not seem like a sensible use of my time atm.
I do find the cup worsens my cramps - it seems to help lots of other women though. Not as bad as tampons though.
My fave pads come from Etsy - many makers will ship to the UK. The more accessible ones tend to be overpriced imports here, but of those I’ve tried I love the Australian WeMoon brand that I started out with when I was trying the idea. My couple of those are going strong after 10 years, so I can’t say I haven’t had my money back! Imse Vimse is another brand that’s easy to come by. They don’t wash up so well but they’re fuss free and they work.
For dance, I recommend having a fabric called Zorb as the absorbent layer. Most nappy/pad makers know it, though not many use it because it’s so expensive. Nothing slim catches more or faster, or holds it so well. I can make you some if you don’t need pretty. (I mostly buy mine - I like the pretty!) I have Zorb, bamboo fleece and a few other handy bits in my sewing bag. :)
Let me tell you how much I care about pretty: Very Little. My underwear drawer is a sad testimony to all comfort and no style. ;) Thanks, I’m going to check out those brands. Makes sense.
If you find a ready-made one in a shape that suits you, I can knock up some copies (or let you loose on my sewing machine and fabrics to do your own!). I have the plastic snaps and the special pliers to fix them on with, and all the right fabrics. :)
I’ll send you a list of links to places I’ve bought from.
“What can I do to drive away
Remembrance from my eyes? for they have seen,
Aye, an hour ago, my brilliant Queen!
Touch has a memory. O say, love, say,
What can I do to kill it and be free…”—John Keats, “What Can I Do to Drive Away?” (via welltailoredpersonsuit)