It’s about time that sanitary care had an update and we found an alternative to tampons and pads. The monthly reliables that we’ve all grown used to grabbing at that time of the month are now being pushed aside for new items that place practicality, innovation and sustainability at the forefront. Primarily start-ups run by women, they’ve listened to what our bodies and lifestyles need.
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Anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, absorbent and leak-resistant – Thinx are the pants that – depending on your flow – could mean you can quit tampons and pads for good. They also look great, too. Possessing the ability to absorb up to two tampons worth of blood thanks to a four-part technology, these can be worn all day and absorb all your flow. And they are reusable, all you need is to rinse them after use, put on a cold wash and then hang dry. Simple.
It’s time to be more flexible with your sanitary options. Are you ready to try something new? Enter Flex: a total alternative that can be safely worn for up to 12 hours. Flex is a disposable menstrual disc that goes in a different place to traditional sanitary care by sitting just past the vaginal canal and not plugging like tampons and menstrual cups. Approved by gynecologists, Flex is said to have reduced the cramps of 70 per cent of uses, can allow you to have mess-free period sex and has no links to TSS.