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Oh, the joys of perimenopause!  For me, this means I am never quite sure when Aunt Flow is going to show up.  Seems she likes to present herself earlier than usual more often than not.  Such was the case a few days ago.   I woke up to light spotting a week earlier than anticipated.  This occurred a month prior and the spotting didn't amount to anything for another two days so I wasn't too concerned about about a tidal wave as I headed out to see my horses for the afternoon.  I generally spend 3-4 hours a day with...

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  There are a variety of reasons women choose to use cloth pads.  Health, comfort, money-savings, and environmental concerns generally top the list.  As cloth pads have a very specific job to do and are something you wear next to your most intimate body parts, fabric selection is of utmost importance.  In this article, we will explore the superior qualities of hemp textiles and why they are an excellent choice for cloth pads.   Functionality and Durability The functionality and durability of hemp textiles is unparalleled making it an ideal fabric for cloth pads.. The following are just a handful of the...

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Are you having trouble deciding upon a cloth pad length to try?  Do you find that your longer pads have a lot of unsaturated space and wonder if you really need all that length?  Is your shorter pad uncomfortable?  Does your pad always leak from a specific area?                                                                                                        ...

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With the rainbow array of cloth pads available today, compatibility with underwear styles is an important factor to consider.  Most pad makers list the lengths and widths of their pads so the buyer has an idea of sizing. However, if the buyer is new to cloth pads, this information not be initially helpful because cloth and disposable pads fit differently.  Furthermore, the buyer may not even be thinking of underwear compatibility at the outset.   Because cloth pads are normally not returnable especially after being "tried on," we feel that underwear compatibility is an important issue to address early on...

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Making the switch to cloth may seem daunting to some.  There are many reasons why.  Some consider the thought of washing what they generally dispose of to be disgusting.  Others think cloth is outdated and too inconvenient for today's fast-paced lifestyles.  Many cite the initial cost of cloth products as their main issue with switching.  So, let's take a closer look at these arguments and see if we cannot change the mindset behind them.  I am going to mainly deal with cloth for menses but know the same principles apply to cloth for incontinence.   First, let's deal with the...

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