To Tampon or Not to Tampon

Let’s talk taboo.

A topic we have touched on in the past, not quiiiite dove in to, is back. We’ve used them every month since age 13 (plus or minus a few), and some of us have never explored too far outside the products we started with! Let’s chat sanitary products.


We’ve got your typical tampons in their various sizes, casings, and brands. Tampons tend to be the go-to product for women from the first few periods on because of their comfort and ease. However, when putting a product up into the vagina where the skin is most sensitive and absorbent there are risks such as Toxic Shock Syndrome and potential intake of harmful chemicals from the cotton’s bleaching process. Opt for a product made with only whole, organic cotton.


Pads are simple and straightforward. There is very little risk involved with pads, whether that be chemical or leak prevention. A pad may be the most reasonable choice health-wise, however, they can be uncomfortable and prevent movement.


The most taboo sanitary product out there… The cup is an eco-friendly and chemical free reusable sanitary option. The cup has a very low risk of TSS and, while made of silicon, will not release chemicals into the body. The task of emptying and cleaning the cup during or between uses is simple, but can be inconvenient for some.

So what do you think… what is the next big sanitary product trend, and what is most convenient for you now?



*** As a reminder, this blog is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional care by a doctor. It does not constitute medical advice or services. Your FIRST & FOREMOST task should be to talk one on one with your doctor for concrete medical advice. It is important to have a trained and licensed medical professional walking through your health journey with you, ESPECIALLY when it comes to your hormonal and reproductive health. As an Integrative Holistic Health Coach my focus is simply educating on and supporting healthy habits and lifestyle changes so you can put your best foot forward into your health journey.

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