titaniumtrinity (titaniumtrinity) wrote in menstrual_cups,

All these tampons?

I bought a pack of o.b. tampons on a whim a few months ago (the kind without applicators). I did some poking around online trying to find out how easy to use and effective they are, and I ran into a lot of "these are pretty good but if you really want to reduce waste, use a cup!" Long story short, they inspired me to give my diva cup another try, and that's when I had my breakthrough success moment. Except now I have all these disposables, what do I do with them? I'm keeping the pads for crampy or sore days, and the o.b. tampons are nice for emergency backup because they're so small. (Really, I have them squirreled away everywhere, it's great.) But I also have a significant stash of various other tampons that I don't want. I've heard people talk about domestic violence shelters or homeless shelters for women being in need of feminine hygiene products. Are open boxes of (packaging intact) tampons something they would actually take from me, or would that just look sketchy? Has anyone actually done this? Maybe I should focus on passing these off to my friends. Or maybe I could set them out next to the vending machines in public bathrooms. I don't want to gross anyone out, but since these have already been manufactured, it seems like a waste for them to sit in my closet when someone could be making use of them.
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