The menstrual cup has many different brands that can be found at many local grocery/drug stores (I usually get mine from Target) and is approximately $30-50. It can be reused for about 1-2 years and to clean it, you boil it and I usually rinse and wipe with a vagina safe wipe after each removal/insertion.
This is great for people who have a light/medium/heavy flow, or who move a lot. Size one cups are for women who have not given birth and/or are under 30 and size 2 is for women who have given birth and are 30+.
The menstrual disc similar to the cup, but more disc-shaped and is thrown away after each insertion. They range from about $11-$15 and these are also great for people with a varied flow and who move a lot.
Period panties THINX is a great brand to get period panties and the price ranges from $25-50 per pair. These are panties that do not require any pad, tampon or panty liner, you just put them on and go.
They have an absorbent material lined in the panty that will do the job and come in different types of designs and are made for people with anything from a light to heavy flow. They also come in other styles, such as period sleeping shorts and leggings!
Period panties are great for people who either cannot or do not feel comfortable with insertion. Go to https://www.shethinx.com/ to find a pair.
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Menstrual sponge These are exactly what they sound like, sponges! They come in a lot of different sizes, depending upon your flow, and you insert them as you would a tampon and remove them the same way (there is no string). The price range for these sponges is $9-30 per box. You can find these online, and they have some great ones on Amazon.
So, if you’re sick of pads and tampons like I was, try these out. I hope some of these work out for you and give you some relief!