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Want to know why you should throw away tampons forever?

We’ve all been there when Aunt Flo makes a surprise ticket; the panic, having to rush to the nearest store to buy your box of tampons, night sanitary pads and that’s just the beginning of Aunt Flo’s visit! We haven’t even begun to tell you the frustration that tampons can be yet. Here at Stress we want to open your eyes to the negativity that comes with disposable sanitary products and why you need to switch to menstrual cup and sponges, today!

Firstly, are you even aware of how much you spend on disposable sanitary products? Just think about it, the monthly box or boxes, the times you forget to buy tampons when you’re out. Had a guess yet? The average woman uses a huge amount of 1,625 tampons PER YEAR. Got an idea of how many pennies you’re spending? Yep – A LOT.

Pads & TamponsSecondly – do you what a tampons job is? Its purpose is to absorb, so with your tampons absorbing your menstrual flow, it’s also absorbing your natural moisture, making you dry, uncomfortable and irritated. Absorbing your natural moisture can lead to pH imbalances and cause infections like thrush and BV; do you really want that added frustration ALONG with your period – no thanks! Have you ever heard of that nasty “Toxic Shock Syndrome”? Yeah, they’re associated with tampons. Even though they state on the adverts you can wear it up to 8 hours, but if you want to avoid those nasties, you should be changing them every 4 hours. All of the disposable sanitary products are pumped with fragrances, perfumes, bleach lotions – no wonder they cause so many infections and irritations. They plumped with nasties for that long lasting protection!

Eiffel TowerThirdly, remember how many tampons I said one woman uses in a year? In a life time a woman menstruates 2,470 days in her entire life. I’m no mathematician, but that is a magnificent amount of disposable sanitary products. And because they are not biodegradable, they are incredibly bad for the environment. If a single woman were to stack up the sanitary products she would use in a life time it would equal to the height of FIVE EIFFEL TOWERS.

Here’s why menstrual cups and sponges are different.

You only need to buy one because they last up to a magnificent 10 years, you can reuse them period after period as their job is to collect rather than absorb. Although sponges absorb they are made from natural substances that won’t cause any irritations or infections. A penny saved is a penny earned after all!

Because you only need to use one for every 10 years, you are giving the planet a helping hand!

You can wear menstrual cups and sponges up to 12 hours and you won’t have to worry about infections, irritations or TSS because they are all made from either 100% body safe silicone or natural sea sponge.

Want to know what kind of menstrual cups and sponges you can get? Take a look at our fantastic range of menstrual cups and sea sponges and for this week in support of International Tampon Alert Day we are taking 10% OFF our whole menstrual category – so throw away those god awful tampons and be a menstrual cup/sponge convert! Trust me, it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made!

This week you have a chance of winning our fabulous OrganiCup so you can avoid those dreaded tampons. All you have to do is enter the competition, here’s how:

  1. Liking and sharing our Facebook page
  2. Following us on Twitter @stressnomoreuk
  3.  Tweeting @stressnomoreuk #InternationalTamponAlertDay #SayNoToTampons #LetsTalkPeriods
  4. Leaving a comment on this blog – do you want to be a menstrual cup convert? Tell us what surprised you most about disposable sanitary products!

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You can do all four for four chances of winning!

After submitting your entry, make sure that you click on the “I’ve tweeted”, “I’ve commented”, “I’ve visited” button, so your entry is counted.

For example: After tweeting us, copy and paste the URL tweet and then click this button:Capture twitter

Good luck!

Can’t wait for the competition to end? Grab your OrganiCup for only £17.99 this week only!

*Competition ends 15th June 2015 at 4:00pm. The winner will notified by email, and must claim within one week. Offer open to UK residents aged 18 and over.*

14 thoughts on “Want to know why you should throw away tampons forever?”

  • stacy brown
    stacy brown 08/06/2015 at 19:29

    My daughter s 11 and has just started her periods. She does a lot of sport, can she use the sponges? I don't want her to use tampons yet for obvious reasons! Thank you

  • s.

    Definitely a better alternative all around. Looking forward to win this.

  • Jules

    I've been using a menstrual cup for the past couple of years and when I discovered it it was one of those lightbulb moments - why did no-one tell me before?! They're brilliant! I'd love to go organic so this would be an amazing prize :)

  • Lauren

    I switched to a cup a few months ago and would never go back to tampons! So quick, efficient, money-saving and eco-friendly!

    My lady area feels so much happier now!

  • Adeline Sheradelia
    Adeline Sheradelia 09/06/2015 at 14:06

    Oh my, I think I'll be switching over to cups from now - thanks so much for the insight!

    And I never knew we'd use that many tampons throughout our lifetime, time to be eco-friendly I say!

    Fingers crossed I win! :)

  • Sally Henry
    Sally Henry 09/06/2015 at 17:24

    I already use a menstrual cup and love them. Would love to win one for my daughter.:)

  • Sally Henry
    Sally Henry 09/06/2015 at 17:28

    Have to say that I didn't realise just how many nasties are in sanitary products - bleach, perfume, glue - shall definitely give them a miss from now on!

  • claire griffiths
    claire griffiths 11/06/2015 at 17:16

    i have started using a cup and i must say it is so much better when i used pads some of them irritated me so much

  • Harriet Higgs
    Harriet Higgs 12/06/2015 at 09:48

    I've not tried one yet but I want to, I've heard so many good things!

  • lindsay chadburn
    lindsay chadburn 14/06/2015 at 04:17

    this is great, i cant believe tampons take more moisture thats y im so dry.

  • claire woods
    claire woods 14/06/2015 at 10:17

    Always wanted to try.

  • Donna Caldwell
    Donna Caldwell 14/06/2015 at 16:53

    Have never tried but been considering for awhile now

  • lynn neal

    I would love to try!

  • Sarah Thomas
    Sarah Thomas 14/06/2015 at 22:37

    5 Eiffel Towers - that is shocking! Would like to achieve a significantly smaller stack!