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Hey all. I'm new here and relatively new to using a cup: I bought my Diva last year, but put off actually using it until a few cycles ago. I've never been entirely comfortable with menstruation, for many reasons, but I've found that using a Cup is helping me to get over it. So now that I love my Cup, as a naturally passionate person, I want to find a way to spread that love.

So I've been thinking about it, and while word of mouth amongst friends is great, I've been thinking about getting rid of leftover disposables and spreading the word at the same time. I know that in some college dorms and even in some apartment buildings, they'll set up a "free box" where people can put clothes and stuff they don't want anymore for someone else to take. So maybe those of us who have something resembling a free box, or live in the type of building that would be conducive to having a free box, could arrange little bundles of free tampons with little brochures wrapped around them. Or maybe we could leave a box on top of tampon machines in public restrooms at school or at work, because those stupid things are always empty anyway. But it would be a good way to do good as well as spread the word.

So, does anyone think this could work? Or does anyone have any better ideas? Or cute little pamphlets, brochures, or stickers to put with them? I'm not really the visual-artist crafty type, so maybe someone who is that type can come up with a more specific plan of how to combine the two. Thanks!
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lunakatrinalunakatrina on March 24th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
I actually thought about doing this, bt I ended up donating my tampons to Union University instead--I think it would work, as long as you guilted them into not being immature. I can just imagine some girls or their boyfriends shooting tampons down the hallway or sticking pads to doors -_- so you would have to all "remember to respect your environment and *yourselves* ladies"

It's kinda sad that we're adults, but we're really just overgrown twelve year olds--it makes things more fun, though ^_^
This is the new shit.new_shit on March 24th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
I think it's a good idea! I know I've stolen tampons in emergencies (at work in middle of the night + only employee in building = can't go tampon shopping), so it'd be good to have a public tampon box (for however long it lasts).
Lorienblueberryeyes17 on March 24th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
I never used tampons so I didn't have extras, but I did put cup fliers with tear-off links to this community up on most tampon machines at my university, esp in the busiest bathrooms. If I spread the love to at least one woman it will have been worth it!
just2have1dream on March 25th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
God I wish I knew what to do with my tampons. I feel silly putting them in my yard sale this spring! The dumb thing is, when I ran across menstrual cups online, I knew right away I wanted to buy one, so I did. Unfortunately, I had *just* stocked up on tampons--seriously about $50 worth. Some are even organic cotton ones. I'm past college age now so I can't give them away at school. I'm thinking I might give them to my Mom's friend, I know she uses tampons...or put them in the Goodwill bin, at least the unopened ones.
Ms. Information: Adviceamiable_lyons on March 25th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
You might want to consider giving them to a women's shelter in your area (or something like that). A lot of women in poverty aren't able to spend the money on tampons. I gave a huge box away after I switched and they were *much* appreciated.