Period Products Every Girl Should Know 🙋🏻
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Period Products Every Girl Should Know 🙋🏻


Hi everyone! Welcome back to Lavendaire. Today’s video is for my girls. It’s about period products that every girl
must know about. So if you’re that girl that still uses the typical pads and tampons
that you buy at the store, this video’s for you because there are so many new options, so
many alternative options that are better for you. They’re better for your body and your health,
better for the environment, and in some cases, better for your wallet. Today I’m going to share about menstrual cups, organic cotton tampons, and period panties. And I do want to give an honorable mention to reusable cloth pads because that’s another
option. I just personally haven’t tried them yet so I can’t really share too much about them
in this video. Alright, let’s start with my favorite option
which is the menstrual cup. I’ve been using this cup for over a year now, and I first
heard about it from the YouTuber frmheadtotoe. She has a really thorough and amazing video
on menstrual cups so I recommend you watch that video for the gritty details. I basically got the same cup that she got, and it’s by this brand named Sckoon. There are so many menstrual cup brands out
there. They each have slightly different shapes,
different hardness to them, so it depends on what works for you, but I tried this one and
it works for me pretty well so far. The way it is: you fold this into a specific
fold. There are so many different folds but I use this version. And you kind of insert it similar to a tampon,
and once it’s in, it will pop out like that and then it will
just catch all the period blood. And the best thing about this-actually, there
are so many best things. 1. This option is very eco-friendly because you
don’t create much waste. You don’t have plastic packaging to throw
away each time that you change it. Basically, it’s just a cup made of silicone. You wash it before and after you use it, and
that’s it. 2. It’s super cost-effective because one cup
can last you up to ten years. It’s made of silicone and it’s pretty durable,
so if you take care of it, it can really last you a long time. Imagine making one purchase for a period product
and you don’t have to buy anything else for almost ten years. It’s just so much cheaper in the big picture, compared to when you’re buying and restocking
pads and tampons every month. Also, it’s cleaner and safer for your body
because it’s made of silicone. I’m not sure if you all know, but a lot of
pads and tampons that you buy in-store, the very big brands, they’re not made of organic
cotton. They do have chemicals, and if you’re sticking chemicals up your body
for hours at a time, or having chemicals in that area, it’s not
as clean as you would think. Something that’s silicone, it doesn’t emit
anything. It is cleaner and safer. Honestly, though, for me the best part about
menstrual cups is the lazy factor and the invisible factor. I love that you only have to deal with the
cup basically twice a day: in the morning and the evening. You can leave this in your body for ten to
twelve hours, so that’s half a day right there. I just put it in in the morning and empty
it out in the evening, and then put it in for the night, and then
the next morning do it again. It’s really easy to handle your period in the comfort of your
own home, in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to bed, which is
amazing because the most disgusting thing about pads and tampons are changing them in
the middle of the day in public bathrooms. Ugh. So that’s what I love about this thing. And also the invisible factor, the fact that while you have it in you throughout
the day, you don’t even notice that you’re on your period. You see no blood. Someone like me, I don’t like seeing blood. It feels clean that you don’t see blood. You only see it in the morning and the evening, and that’s not a big deal. I think the sacrifice of getting a little
bit dirty with your fingers, inserting and removing, that is worth the
cleanliness throughout the day of not having to deal with your period. For those of you who love tampons, tampons
are your favorite period product of choice, I would definitely recommend switching to
some organic cotton tampons. These are by Cora, and they’re originally
a subscription-based tampon company, but I think now they sell Cora in Target,
which is pretty amazing. What I love about Cora is their branding. They package their tampons in very sleek,
black, classy packaging. It comes with this little pouch and they have
this big box for you to put in your cabinet. And they also give you these individually
packaged tampons for you to share with your friend. Like I said, a lot of those big brands of
pads and tampons are made with cotton that’s not organic and there are chemicals
added in those products. And if you’re serious about taking care of
your body and doing what’s best for your body, I don’t think I would want to insert anything
with chemicals or pesticides into my, you know, area. So definitely give some organic cotton tampons
a try. They feel the same. There’s not much of a difference except for
the fact that you know that it’s made with cleaner products and it’s made sustainably
and more ethically. The last product I want to share are period
panties. These are Thinx underwear, and I’m sure you might have seen Thinx ads
all over your Facebook. That’s how I found out about them. And I just decided to give them a try. So I purchased one, and the concept is weird. You know, letting your period flow straight
to your underwear and, you know, just going about your day like
that. So I was like, “Does it really work? Does it really last all day?” So I’m here to tell you, if you haven’t tried
period panties before, that they are cool but it is like wearing
one pad. I wouldn’t wear this all day because once you leak into here, once your
period flows in here, it is wet. It’s not like your period disappears magically
and still feels like new underwear. So I would say that one panty would last four
to five hours depending on your flow. I got this one, the hipster, and they have
different styles. I think I would wear period panties on light days, for those days where it’s not
really worth it to wear tampons, or you just don’t want to wear pads on your
light days, then period panties are a cool option. But like I said, I don’t think it’s like-I
couldn’t live with just this option because it does feel not as clean because
it’s, you know, wet down there. But it does work. It does not leak. I have not had any leakage problems with these
underwear. And you just have to get used to washing them
right after you use them and then you can throw them in the washing machine
for when you’re ready to do your laundry. Another similar option to period panties would
be reusable cloth pads. If you’re a pad type of girl, then consider
switching to reusable cloth pads. And the reason that it’s gaining popularity
is because a lot of people care about reducing their waste. They don’t like that, each time you have pads,
you have to throw away all this plastic and packaging. It’s bad for the environment. If you have a cloth pad you could just wash each time and reuse a
few, then it’s more sustainable. Also: the fact, like I said, the chemicals
or whatever in pads that are sold in stores. But I’m sure there are also organic cotton
pads out there. I haven’t done my research to try those out, but I really like the system
that I have here. Generally, I just use a menstrual cup if I need to. And sometimes I’ll use those organic tampons. And on very light days, I will use period
panties. These, I just bought to experiment for fun. But like I said, I wouldn’t use this as my
only option. Alright, I hope today’s video opened your
eyes to some new alternative options for managing your period. Let me know in the comments if you have other
suggestions or other tips for all the girls watching this
video. And I’m not an expert at this, I just wanted to share the stuff that I’ve
been experimenting and discovering, so yeah. Also: if you recommend some good articles
or resources related to periods, products, and new ways to manage them, definitely
let me know in the comments and I’ll put the links in the description
so more people can learn. Alright, thank you so much for watching. I’ll see you next time. Bye!

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100 thoughts on “Period Products Every Girl Should Know 🙋🏻

  1. Hi loves! If you enjoyed this video, you will also like my zero waste video for beginners on 10 Ways to Reduce Your Waste! http://bit.ly/2yV00dG

  2. Guys I actually had a menustral cup in my hand but I didn't knew how to use it the i opened u tube and it helped me really great

  3. wow wow wow! I've had a diva cup for about 10 years now. it's amazing, i would never switch but there are months where (especially after my kids) I kinda got the placement wrong, so to speak, so hey I love the idea of period panties!
    diva cup + period panties = superwoman!
    OMG, I'm so excited!!!

  4. But when you sleep with cup, the dirty blood will flow inside your body again and will cause diseases (my opinion i never tried) and it also must be painful if wear inappropriately i guess! And u cant wear shorts with it plus its totally will be uncomfortable for me if i tried but urban girls tries it well im okay with those pads and herbal pads also available now …
    Im okay with pads 😲👌

  5. I would love to use a diva cup but like I don't even use a tampon because I'm scared to use it.. is it painful?

  6. Does anybody use the menstural cup during sports? Can menstrual cups withstand exercises without leaking or slipping?

  7. My period sometimes out so many blood, so then I had to change it no matter what right? If i am using menstrual cups

  8. I haven't started my period yet so I'm glad there's videos like this so I know what to expect (; ̄Д ̄)

  9. Great idea about the period cup but is it BPA free Silicon? And what is the long pointy thing hanging down from the cup? A handle to pull it out? Does it hurt!?

  10. Oh, thank you so much for this video! I think you doing good content! 😍 watch you from Ukraine 🇺🇦

  11. I'm getting more and more curious about the cup… Like others I've been a bit scared but i'm finally realizing how gross wearing pads can be with all the chemicals and fake "good" smells they put in there so yeah.. I'll try the cup I think.

  12. would you recommend the menstrual cup for someone who still virgin. I still researching for this because some people say it is totally save but some people say it is hurt when you put it for the first time. of course no body wants menstrual cup take their virginity right? if you know what I mean hehe

  13. Menstrual cup …. Ew. This’s so ugly and disgusting ‘🙃 I’m not going to insert anything inside of my lady part.. there’s a lot of choices besides menstrual cups or anything else.

  14. I have a cup but it's too painful for me to insert it😂 I can't put anything up there and it frustrates me so much because I'd prefer not feeling humid down there 😂

  15. Oh my gosh this is awesome thanks for this, the period cup part in particular. I've been on the fence about trying it but no after hearing you talk about it and definitely going to try it you make it seem so easy and so not a big deal. I love it! I'm definitely going to have to try some of these products thank you so much

  16. You put the cup in in the morning and put it out in the evening, do you even pee ?😅 Or can you pee with it in ?

  17. Is it safe to leave it in for long hours? I heard its not 🙈. I've been too scared to even sleep in it.
    Any advise?

  18. Nice video but silicone is chemical as well….just letting you know cause you are saying there all the time about chemicals in tampons…

  19. this is so amazing, i need this! i started mine 3 days ago for the first time and i needed some tips because i’m a noob!

  20. Heey 🙂 what if you Blood so much during your period and the cup is already full and it spills over in your underwear… Are there diffrent size's?

  21. Hi there, this is a very helpful and important video, and I really enjoyed, but I would love if you could make this kind of content trans-inclusive. Not every vagina owner is a girl. Just some little input, I hope you find it helpful. Have a nice day.

  22. I got a menstrual cup a few months ago and it was a bit hard to figure out in the beginning, but I've got the hang of it now. If your flow is heavy I recommend using a pad in case of a leak, and using lube really helps get it in if you're having a hard time. Just some tips from my experience with it.

  23. I have an idea. They should produce cups that we can stick outside around the vagina so the blood can drop and be collected in there. Something that is not inserted inside vagina but sits outside vagina and collects blood then will be washed and reused just like the menstrual cups. Someone please invent this. It would be a life changer for someone like me who gets scared of the idea of putting something inside of my body

  24. Your video is good and informative. The only thing I personally did not like is where you mention about having to touch your period blood while using a menstrual cup. I don't see it as unhygienic or unclean honestly because end of the day it is your body your own period blood. I think we people need to stop over reacting on touching our own blood. This gives a wrong impression to the audience.

  25. I want to get a menstrual cup so bad but I would get uncomfortable if I had to change it at school and wash it there like …. :/

  26. ignorant person here… how do you pee when you have a menstural cups on? I will like to try one but I just want to know like what are things i need to be aware when using one.

  27. I use Superbklean feminine pads with special Magnetic Energy strip. It helped stop taking pain relievers and so grateful that it helped me regulate my menstrual cycle.

  28. In my experience with cups…how many times you "change" it during the day depends on your flow, I can't use a bigger cup because of my anatomy, but my little one isn't enough so that I can change it 2 times a day, I have to change it more times and that can get annoying in public places such as uni, where the sink is not always at hand so you have to carry around wet towels, also because of this I sometimes have stains and I end up having to wear a pad of some kind, but that is what works for my period and I still really like the freedom that the cup gives you, the stains are really tiny and I never stained my panties or pants.

  29. I genuinely don't think I'd be able to get the cup out, if I could even get it in. so even though I want to, I'm terrified to get one

  30. I use period panties on my heavy days with a pad, so if anything leaks out the pad, the panties can catch it before a disaster happens

  31. There is also compostable organic cotton pads available. It is not perfect environmentally, because of course they need to be still produced, but at least you do not end up creating a plastic waste. Of course, in the cities it can be hard to dispose them correctly. Anyway, it is so so so much better for you too!!! They breath better and depending of the brand are as good at absorbing than big brands (with their plastic, chemical and high absorbent products.) Look into health food stores or order online. Or ask your local Health food store to look into them.

  32. Im 12, and I use the menstrual cup! Managed to tell my mom and she bought me one! It's the size one DivaCup. Changed my life! And middle school goes on for 7 hours in a day. It's discusting having to keep on a pad that long but the cup fixed that. Thank the Lord for these!

  33. When you wear the menstrual cup, wouldn’t you have to take it out when you need to pee? I know, it’s a weird question.

  34. I have a question about menstrual cups…Isn't there bery much blood coming out and on your hand when you get it out of your body?

  35. I always want to use menstrual cup. Sadly Im 15 years old and can not afford the cost of a cup. That'll be a goal in my future😊

  36. I want to try menstrual cup so bad, but there's a huge stigma in my country about "virginity" and hymen and I seriously don't want to explain that misconception to them every single time someone knows that I wear a menstrual cup.

    I guess that I'll have to stick with reusable pads for now…I really what to try menstrual cup though, it can't be that different with tampons, right?

  37. Please make sure to never sleep in a tampon! You will have a very high risk of getting toxic shock syndrome!

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