Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Day #24 - January 27, 2010 - Men and menstruation don't mix...
Ok, this is a really weird picture, I know, and some of you may be wondering what exactly it is...
Yup, it's a pad or sanitary napkin or whatever you choose to call it. Let me tell the story of why I am making this my picture of the day.
Yesterday at work we had a meeting about growth and development and the class about "growing up" we have to give the kids in the 4th-6th grade. You all remember that talk don't you?? :) Well anyway, for some reason they let this man come talk to us and we were all a little shocked when he pulled out these pads. Why is a man teaching a room full of women nurses about pads? WEIRD! Well, these special little things started in China and supposedly they are better for us women than the normal Always or Kotex... They are called the Love Moon Sanitary Napkins.
The man doing the presentation kept telling us how great they are, all the research they've done to prove they are better and that they are also approved by the FDA as a health product, however he never shared any of the research with us. What he told us sounded great. He did a demonstration too with pouring liquid on them and the absorbency seems much better than a standard Always pad. It turns into like what a diaper feels like after its soaked. It seems legit but I'm still not sold. He gave us 2 samples, an every day one and an overnight one so next time Aunt Flo is here, I'll have to give these a try. I found this blog on them... It has some information, but still nothing about the "research." Another thing, this aren't sold in stores. You have to contact a sales representative to get them which is very highly inconvenient. The price isn't bad; 4 bucks for a pack of 10.
I'm really not sure what this guys point was coming to us... I mean we all teach in schools that have students with limited resources and are probably lucky to even get regular store brand pads when they're on the rag. I know I won't be recommending these to those students and I also won't be ordering any to keep in my clinic. But, since most of the readers here I'm sure are women, I thought I'd share this new little tid bit of info I got yesterday. Who knows, maybe these little suckers are the next big thing for feminine hygiene... We'll see!