Alternatives to Disposable Pads and Tampons

Editor’s Note: Back in 1997, we set up this page in a graphical chart format as a sort of shopping mall for people interested in buying these products.  As the Web evolved and searching became easier, it no longer made sense for us to keep updating the chart.  In the process of converting our site to WordPress, we decided to keep just the text of this article and the links to businesses that still exist.  (Last update April 17, 2015.) If you would like your business to be listed here, post a comment with the link or e-mail becca[at]earthlingshandbook[dot]org.

Most menstrual pads and tampons on the market are bad for your health and the environment, but those aren’t the only reasons to try alternative products. Reusable menstrual gear is just cool! It turns a period into a different kind of experience, one that I’ve found is more comfortable and less like being sick. Read more…