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How Much Is Your Period Costing You?


| 12/6/2013 1:26:00 PM


Let’s be honest, vaginas can get expensive. From periods to contraceptives to special doctors, being a woman will inevitably cost a lot of money. One way to cut down those expenses? Switch to reusable menstrual products.

The average price of the best-selling brand of pads is $5.79. Multiply that by 12 months and your period will cost a woman $70 a year. That’s doesn’t seem so bad, right? But what about over her whole life? The average woman can expect to menstruate for 40 years. $70 a year multiplied by 40 years? That’s $2,800.

And tampons are even more expensive. The average price of the best-selling brand of tampons is $8.79. Multiplied by 12 months and then by 40 years? The average woman can expect to spend $4,220.

A typical cloth pad starter kit is about $120. That means you save more than $2,500 over your lifetime.

One menstrual cup runs about $40. That means you save more than $4,000 over your lifetime.



A woman who has to use both tampons and pads during her period can expect to save more than $6,500 just by choosing cloth pads or a menstrual cup instead. If that number doesn’t convince, there are plenty of other reasons to switch to reusable menstrual products. From helping the environment to keeping your body safe from toxic chemicals, switching to reusables is well worth the money.

Heather
12/9/2013 6:46:51 PM

What a stupid post on reusable mentrual cup, pads whatever!!!! The opening statement was crude! Seriously Mother Earth Living?




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