Reusable Tampons: Great Idea or Gross?

cloth tampons

Photo from Fern and Faerie

My friend sent me a link for these handmade, washable cloth tampons she found.

The woman who makes them says, "I have used these personally for most of the last year, and I can attest that they are comfortable, easy to make, easy to insert and remove, and they absorb as well as a commercial tampon."

I'm all for saving money and being eco-minded and re-using certain things, but I draw the line at tampons even if they are washable. I also worry that the fabric and the laundry detergent would give me some kind of infection. I think I'll stick with my organic cotton, applicator-free Natracare tampons.

But if you're interested in knitting or crocheting your own tampons, you can download the instructions for 50 cents at Fern and Faerie.

What about you? Do you use cloth tampons? Would you try them?



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MadsM... MadsMom04

Im sorry. Im all for "going green" and saving energy, water and gas. However there is a time when you have to draw the line. This is where the line should be drawn. I think that is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.

toria... toriandgrace

It's like a sweater for your vagina. lol

That's so gross.

RanaA... RanaAurora

Not much different than cloth pads. 

I wouldn't use either.

auror... aurorabunny

ROFL@ "It's like a sweater for your vagina".

navyma23 navyma23

ewww no thanks

Brade... Bradensmommy719

i think its a good idea but i'm thinking there would have to be some sort of infection or something..... more power to those that use them and like them!

fmchavez fmchavez

My DH was behind me when I opened this and he asked, why would you get it in white?


Fallaya Fallaya

no freakin way...

Lumin... LuminousMom

LMFAO sweater for your vagina.. LOL LOL ..

and no. How would you even insert that? WTF...

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