Okay, this is a lady post so if any men are reading this, this is your warning.
I have been a platex girl since I can remember and I would probably continue to use them for the rest of my life. But with todays trend of transparency and this new culture of clean living it's kind of hard to ignore the fact that most tampons are processed with highly toxic chemicals. Now, even though this information has been out for years and all natural brands have been around for a while, I just never went out of my way to get my hands on any because I have this perception that "all natural" tampons just wouldn't work as good. And the thought of leaking through is scary AF, right?
One day on my weekly run to target to pick up nothing I needed, JK. I need the whole store. Anyway, when I went down the tampon isle, I noticed they now carried Cora brand tampons. Maybe they have carried them for a while, but it was the first time I noticed them, so I decided to grab them instead.
If you are not familiar with Cora they are all organic cotton tampons. They are hypoallergenic, (claim) to be biodegradable, which if the are; AMAZING, and vegan, which means no animals were hurt making them or does it mean they weren't tested on animals? I am not sure what a vegan tampon means, so if you know, let us know. They are also made without; Synthetic, Chlorine, Pesticides, Herbicides, Chemicals, Fragrances, Deodorants, Child Labor, Animal Cruelty (again, I'd like to know what this means...).
How the product is made and what is in it is of utter most important, but if that wasn't enough, Cora is a women empowerment company. Not only do they provide sanitary products to women in India and Kenya they have partnered with non-profits here in the US to get sanitary products to women in need! That is amazing and so on brand with the DM show we could not, not give them a try. I purchased the Applicator tampon because, well, I don't want my fingers that close to that mess and the Period pads, which are very thin and made me nervous. The tampons cost $5.99 for 16 and the pads were $8.99 for 32. A little more expensive than my regular brand, but hey if it'll keep me from potentially getting toxic shock and losing my leg, cool!
My periods are usually 4 days. My flow is light to medium and since having Easton, my tampon usage is down, I'd say I normally use three tampons a cycle and use a thin pad the rest of the time ( I know pads seem so archaic, but they helped cut down the amount tampons I was using. Because they're toxic, remember?).
If you listen to the podcast, you know the pads really work well after my experience being sick while on my period. But I am also glad to report that the tampons work just a well too. This will be my second cycle using them and I do not have a single complaint to report so do yourself and your vagina a favor and switch to your toxic tampons out immediately!