Manage your periods… and their costs!

Ah….. it’s that time of the month again! The moment when you don’t feel like going to the pool or wear that beautiful white outfit for work. If it wasn’t enough, your periods are a recurring part of your budget. What is the worst part about periods? Is it the discomfort, the side psychological effect or its costs? Here are a few tricks to help you manage your periods and reduce their effect on your budget.

Diva Cup

The Diva Cup is one of those amazing invention that could help you reducing the cost of your periods and make an ecological action at the same time. The Diva Cup is a menstrual cup, this means it’ a feminine hygiene product that is inserted into the vagina during menstruation. The cup will prevent menstrual fluids from leaking onto clothes. As opposed to the tampon, you don’t throw the cup in the trash at the end of the day. Instead, you wash it with a special soap and you can use it again. I know, it’s not the most romantic thing to do in an evening, but the cup will definitely help you reduce the cost of your periods.

Leakproof Underwear

If you don’t enjoy the feeling of wearing a tampon (who really does anyway?) and you are not too keen about the cup, there is another alternative. You can also take a look at leakproof boyshorts from Knix. Those new type of underwear come with built-in, ultra-fine wicking, absorbent, and odor killing technology that you can comfortably wear from morning until night. The built-in panty liner will absorb about 1-3 tsp of moisture, therefore, it’s not for the “heavy time” of the week.

Why not trying a combo?

The one ultimate solution to a problem is often the combination of various answers. You may want to try both the cup and the underwear to finally make a combination of both solutions. You can even keep your tampons when you feel it’s riskier. At least, you will reduce your cost and still feel more comfortable throughout your periods.

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