September 15th, 2003

Getting college bookstores to carry reuseable products?

I just went to a meeting of my college's environmental club, and was very pleased to find another girl as excited as I am about getting alternative menstrual products. We think it'd be great if we could get the bookstore to carry cloth pads and menstrual cups (I personally want a Divacup, but haven't been able to get one yet).

I vaguely remember someone posting a very long time ago about getting her local store to carry such things, so I was wondering if she (you) or anyone else who's done this could share which companies (GladRag, Lunapads, Divacup, Mooncup, Keeper) seem to be most helpful when contacted about retailing their stuff? Thanks!

(cross-posted to menstrualhut and [Bad username: and the_keeper])

Stinky cup

Anyone know how I can get rid of the smell of my cup?
I normally use soap and an old toothbrush to scrub it clean, sometimes disinfectant in some water before a final rinse too, so that I know it's clean. I don't suppose the smell really matters, it is clean, but I'm just wondering if there is a way of neutralizing the smell?