Conventional disposable menstrual products can contain plastics, artificial fragrances, adhesives, and chemical gels--things you don't want next to one of the most sensitive parts of your body! Choosing GladRags - whether you’re getting our
One of the lesser-known benefits of switching to reusable menstrual products is the period positivity that comes along with it. The menstrual cycle is a healthy and natural process. Many of us grow up believing that it's a messy inconvenience or, worse, a disgusting disease-like condition. The embarrassment or shame we feel about our periods is often a result of negative cultural conditioning. Fortunately, many of us have experienced profound positive transformations in our feelings toward our menstrual cycles after switching to reusables!
Once you purchase a full set of GladRags pads or an XO Flo cup, you'll have reliable menstrual protection for years to come. GladRags products are made to last for at least 5 years, but many of our customers report that their pads have lasted much longer--some are 20+ years old and still going strong!
It can seem like GladRags cost more than disposables, but they actually are much more economical when compared to the cost of disposable products over your lifetime.
We like to use the analogy of ceramic dishes. Buying paper plates would certainly seem cheaper, but everyone agrees that investing in dishes you'll use for years is the smarter choice! Plus, you'll get greater enjoyment from your nice dishes. Cloth pads and menstrual cups are exactly the same!