Tampon use is outdated for some of these women, who use alternatives that prevented them from enduring the tampon shortage. But many of their tactics may sound a bit freakish to the average tampon girl.
Have you ever wondered whether or not you should be using a tampon? Are they really necessary? In this blog post, we will explore the history and use of tampons to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use them. We will also discuss some of alternatives other women use that helped them avoid the tampon shortage.
Have you ever wondered when tampons were invented? It turns out that they have a pretty interesting history. While there is some debate over who actually invented them, we now know that they were first created in the 1930s. But what did women do prior to tampon use?
Women did nothing. An article posted by CBC speaks about freeing the period. We understand to the average tampon woman it looks and sounds uncomfortable. But Joelle Barron isn’t afraid of a little menstrual blood.
“I just always was more comfortable without anything on,” said Barron, now 26, a writer and doula who lives in Kenora, Ont. “(Though I) ruined lots of underwear and sheets.”
For many free bleeders, the answer is three-fold: they don’t like the feeling of wearing pads or tampons, they want to help the environment by avoiding disposable products and they want to normalize menstruation, forcing society to get comfortable with the fact that women bleed from their vaginas.
Activist of free the period paraded tweets to former Trump after he made a comment about seeing blood everywhere on women.
Within hours, women were tweeting at Trump using the hashtag #periodsarenotaninsult.
Another alternative, to avoid tampon use means collecting the menstrual
We talked about this before. Blood usage for facials. A Cosmopolitan blogger decided to take the dive and test her menstrual blood on her face.
Jessica Defino posted an article back in February 2020 saying how she decided to use her menstrual blood for facial masking. The blogger not only did it, but she loved it.
She wrote an article called 5 uses for your period. In which she used hers for facials. Three days in a row, soaking her face in menstrual blood for 15 to 20 minutes each day.
Another alternative includes using tissue. A study shows 40 percent of women used tissue due to tampon poverty. But if freeing the period or masking in it isn’t the ideal for you while living during a tampon shortage, tissue doesn’t seem like a bad idea.
Tanya Barron, Chief Executive of Plan International UK spoke out about tampon poverty.
“Period poverty is a challenge facing many girls in the UK, and it’s devastating to hear that some girls are suffering from health conditions because they can’t afford to properly manage their periods.”
In other words, tampons shortage may be new to us, but the lack of tampons existed way before. Basically, it’s not the end of the world.