June 21st, 2005

the coconut's on crack yo.

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Hi! I purchased a Diva Cup a few months ago and I L-O-V-E it! I am soooo happy to never have to feel forever bound to tampon comapanies and in turn wasting so much money and creating a horrid amount of trash just because I am a woman.

Anywho...I have a question. (I scanned the memories, so I am sorry if I simply did not see this topic.)

Does anyone have valid statistics about tampons?

I'm looking specifically for how many tampons/pads/nonbiodegradable products the average woman uses in her lifetime, or the amount of money an average woman spends on tampns/pads/nonbiodegradeable product. I'd also be interested in how much money is spent actually advertising said products. And/Or any great books covering such subjects.

I'm just fascinated that in such a modern technological age where we are more aware that recycling is good, there are no TV ads for reusable feminie products. And, is it just me, or is there a still a sense that having your period is "dirty?" (I'm referring to the Femenine Deoderant Spray, douches, and scented pads/tampons still marketed and sold. I hate that shit.

Thanks in advance for any help. Also, feel free to comment how much you love your reusable product!!!! Wooo!!!!
  • sniggy

What about sex ed?

Are there any teachers out there?

It just occured to me, that perhaps a good way to spread word of reusable cups would be through the schools and sex ed classes. I know we had pad and tampon demonstrations, so maybe there could be cup demonstrations too? I don't know how to go about getting the curriculum changed, but if there are teachers out there, you could either do this if you teach sex ed, or talk to the teacher that does.

Just a thought.