Dec 122016
 

gladrags pantyliners

I’ve been suppressing my period with the birth control pill for so long, I don’t remember when I started doing it. But I haven’t had a full blown period in easily over 5 years. I know some people have opinions on doing this but many medical professionals say that there is no medical reason to have a period when one takes the birth control pill – but that’s not really what this post is about.

Every now and then, my mail order pharmacy doesn’t send my refills soon enough for me to skip the inert pills and start the next pack. So, I might have a little spotting here or there. The last time this happened I tried using some god awful plastic-y disposable pantyliners and they totally rubbed me the wrong way – literally. I mean, not only were the pantyliners made of some terrible material but my vulva had grown sensitive since I hadn’t needed to use pads for years.

I had heard of GladRags somewhere on Twitter and promptly made my way to their site and purchased 7 of their cloth Pantyliners. When they arrived I couldn’t wait to get that disposable sandpaper pantyliner out of my underwear. I affixed one of the GladRags Pantyliners with the snap closure, pulled up my undies and experienced sweet relief. It was exponentially more comfortable than those disposable liners. And my vulva could breathe!

Keep in mind, I wasn’t dealing with a heavy flow. GladRags has other pads for that but for the light spotting I sometimes have, the Pantyliners are perfect. I do think I would have been better off purchasing some of the Pantyliner Plus pads because they’re a bit longer and I feel like I need more coverage. But that was my mistake for not ordering the right product for me.

I have absolutely no complaints with the GladRags Pantyliners. I’m not sure how I’d feel about using their cloth pads with a heavy flow but there are folks out there doing just that. I love the idea that I’m not throwing more crap into a landfill and I’m supporting a small business that makes its products in the USA.

Why would anyone want to use reusable cloth pads?

Good for your body – Conventional disposable products can contain plastics, artificial fragrances, adhesives, and chemical gels – things you don’t want next to one of the most sensitive parts of your body!

Good for your budget – Once you purchase a full set of GladRags, you’ll have reliable menstrual protection for years to come.

Good for the planet – A menstruator will use 12,000 to 16,000 disposable pads, pantyliners, and tampons in their lifetime.

Want to see what their products are like? Well, it’s gonna be someone’s lucky day because GladRags is giving away one Pantyliner Plus (choice of print or organic) to one of my readers. I think once you feel the difference, you’ll be sold.

gladrags logo

Open to US residents. Must be 18+ to enter. Prize will be shipped by GladRags. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 3 days to respond otherwise, a new winner will be drawn. Giveaway ends 12/19

GladRags Pantyliner Plus Giveaway

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Blogger and Sex Toy Reviewer at Toy Meets Girl
I'm a down-to-earth, no-nonsense, straight-talking sex toy and nature geek. When not testing sex toys and writing reviews, I can be found caring for the flora and fauna around my home. I don't sugarcoat the truth and my honesty sometimes gets me in trouble.

I am determined to educate the world about the vulva. I expect it won't be long until I'm known as the vulva police.
 Posted by at 12:10 am
  • Tzipora

    Ooh what an awesome giveaway! (And I love this project of yours because the calling a vulva a vagina thing irks me to no end). I’ve got PCOS and a lot of health issues on top of that so my periods have been wonky for many years but generally on the lighter end (but painful as hell, can’t tolerate hormones to treat my PCOS either though my general health could be notably better if I could skip my periods as well) In recent years my skin and body has become super sensitive to a ton of different things, pads and tampons included. I can often get away with not using them or like you discussed only using those nasty pantyliners. Seems to cause a total imbalance of vulva/vagina bacteria too so itchy, weird smells, discomfort, yuck.

    So needless to say I’m jazzed about your giveaway. I’ve probably over-researched my options (reusable pads, menstrual cups, those newer special underwear you can wear instead of pads. ) so I never did get around to actually ordering some to try out. So fingers crossed maybe I’ll win. Also passing this along to friends for sure. 🙂

    • Glad you like the giveaway. I thought they were a perfect company to promote on this site.

      Sorry to hear about your problems with PCOS. Another blogger has submitted a guest post about it that I’ll be posting eventually. Basic info kind of stuff.

  • Rayne Millaray

    I can relate completely to the sensitivity caused by disposable pantyliners. When we moved in August, my period was way too light for a tampon, so I wore a pantyliner, and by the end of the day, I had diaper rash. It was horrible.

    • I know, right? It’s like… who’s making this shit and don’t they get how sensitive the area is?