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Why I Decided Not To Try Thinx

via Put a Cup in It

I have been advocating for reusable menstrual products for years, and as exciting as it is to see safer, reusable menstruation products becoming more mainstream I can’t help but feel that we’ve all been betrayed… and I didn’t even use their program. I give props to THINX for their part in blowing the menstrual conversation up, but it’s disheartening to watch them build their company on the good faith of consumers and writers, and then turn them away because they were no longer needed. Commutations attempts have been ignored and trust has been broken.

Thanks to a Canadian friend, I was introduced to menstural cups in 2014. As they weren’t sold in Singapore at that time, the ever-supportive partner (who was based in Canada at that time) purchased them in Canada and brought them over to Singapore. He did get a weird look at the supermarket check-out. Haha.

I’m not very evangalistic about menstrual cups simply because just being open and casual about it has led to curious questions from other friends. We are all at different stages of comfort regarding resuable menstruable products!

Unfortunately, after about a year, the cup started leaking. Cups were changed, insertion positions were adjusted, but it didn’t go back to the perfect no-leak.

Occasionally using disposable pads made me uncomfortable contributing to landfill, which is why I switched to menstrual cups in the first place. So the research for other resuable menstrual products began.

Menstrual underwear seemed an easy introduction, so I purchased one Modibodi period panty from LiveLoveLuna, Singapore company (affiliate link). Coupled with the cup, it worked wonderfully. Even on days when the cup hath overflowed.

Eager to try other brands, I stumbled on the big cheese of period undies, Thinx, with a ton of gushing reviews and I nearly purchased them. However, after stumbling on the above article, the shopping cart was abandoned.

If you’re considering purchasing Thinx, please read the (really long) article and think twice!