Why Cephalobloggers Use Reusable Menstrual Products

The results are in: Cephaloblog readers like reusable menstrual products because they are comfortable and convenient.

First, thank you to everyone who entered – I love hearing why women are interested in reusable menstrual methods and the response always impresses me. I have randomly selected five winners and emailed them asking for their mailing addresses. If you entered but did not win, I hope you consider purchasing Greenblooded yourself (for a mere $2, why not?!) – and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Because you ladies ended up being so creative with your one-word answers (which I loved, really), I wasn’t able to offer a list of top 10 reasons, as planned. Instead, I broke down your answers into six basic categories: Comfort, Convenience, Cost, Empowerment, Environment, Health and then an additional Other category to cover answers that couldn’t quite be labeled.

Other answers included, “Adventurousness”, “Bullshit”, “Shalom” and “Understanding”.

As far as age range goes, 35 women from 14 to 33 entered this contest and gave one-word reasons for their interest in reusable methods. See results by age after the jump!

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Greenblooded Contest Ends in One Week!

Image Courtesy of Cathy Leamy
Image Courtesy of Cathy Leamy

Don’t forget! You only have until Saturday, January 23rd to enter to win a copy of Cathy Leamy’s awesome comic Greenblooded: An Introduction to Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene. All it takes is one word and your age to enter!

See official contest rules here. Contest is over! Winners will be selected 01/24/10.

Six Things You Should Never Say to a HUMAN BEING

Photo Courtesy of SingleEdition.com
Photo Courtesy of SingleEdition.com

So, Single Edition (tagline: “Where I Am One”) is this cute site that offers articles, advice, product suggestions, shopping tips and more for those who are romantically unattached. They “recognize that  life presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for singles,” and they “offer a fresh perspective, some genuine advice and even some hands-on assistance that can help make the difference in your life.” I discovered them back in 2007 when I was interning for my heros, Em & Lo, at the Daily Bedpost as a senior in college, and signed up for their newsletter.

The articles in their newsletter are generally fluffy and meaningless, and rarely offer any truly helpful advice, however they are entertaining and quick reads, so I usually open up at least one or two of them when I get it in my inbox. This past week I was unpleasantly surprised to find the gem, “6 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman“, with the description:

“Women, they are everywhere. From our Mother’s [sic], and sisters and daughters to gal pals and love interests, there’s no escaping them. You may love them, can’t live without them, but ever feel like you are walking on eggshells around the leading ladies in your life?”

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Win a Copy of Greenblooded!

Image Courtesy of Cathy Leamy
Image Courtesy of Cathy Leamy

Don’t feel like shelling out a mere $2 to score a totally cute, funny and informative comic on eco-friendly solutions for that time of the month? Then win one for free!!!

All you have to do is:

  • Comment on this blog post with a one-word reason for why you’re interested in, considering switching to, or are already a user of reusable menstrual products
  • Include your age* in your comment
  • Include your email**

You have until Saturday, January 23rd to leave your comment on this post. I will then randomly select five valid entries (“valid” in that they include all three of the things mentioned above), contact the winners by email for their shipping addresses, and have a copy of the comic Greenblooded: An Introduction to Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene by Cathy Leamy sent to you! (If you win!)

On Sunday, January 24th I’ll post the top ten reasons given by age range, so we can see why women of all ages support reusable options during their periods.

To learn more about Greenblooded, see my review on the comic in last week’s post!

See an example of a valid entry after the jump.

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New Year, Green Blood

Image Courtesy of Cathy Leamy
Image Courtesy of Cathy Leamy

I’m very lucky that I have a sister that doesn’t care that I blog about her (Kel: “Whatever. None of my friends read your dumb* blog.”). Because of this, I get to relay the very exciting news that, on the last day of this past decade,  my little baby sister got her very first period!!! Of course, I had already prepared her with a stash of cupcake-adorned Lunapads and presented her with My Little Red Book as a menarche present, but needless to say, I was more excited than she. Her words: “I wasn’t that upset when I realized I got it.”

I will admit that I know it’s pretty fricking weird for me to get overly excited about my sister getting her period, but, unlike her, I grew up with a group of friends that pined for their first periods and treated who got it first as a competition. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was our bible, and starting in fourth grade we eagerly anticipated the moment when one of us might find a spot of blood in her underpants.

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