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!
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.
But, I do have an excuse: I’ve been really busy! And while I have plenty of posts brewing in my head (and in my WordPress dashboard), I haven’t had the time to sit down and fully flesh them out yet (with the exception of this pathetic excuse for an explanation of my absence).
So, just be assured that more Cephaloblog posts are on their way in the very near future. In the mean time, entertain yourself with this adorable photo of my beloved cat, Pepper, viciously attacking a squid (she is the squid hunter – Pepp has been engaged in the lengthy process of slowly tearing this squid apart for months).
Everyone else who entered, please check your inbox for a small consolation prize from Lunapads!
Let me tell you, you ladies did not make picking a winner easy! Just know that I had to narrow it down several times, and then ask for help judging the final three comments! The top three answers were all so close, I honestly wish I could have given them all a Sampler Pack.
I thank you all so, so much for your amazing responses to my questions. The number of comments I received for this contest overwhelmed me, and reading each and every one of your answers was a personal reward for me. If nothing else, this post will be a great resource for women considering making the switch from disposable to reusable menstrual products! They will find 67 incrediblereasons why from smart, passionate, amazing women.
Just a reminder to enter the Lunapads Contest Giveaway if you haven’t already – it ends in a week from today, on May 31st at 11:59 PM!it has ended! A winner will be announced by June 5, 2009!
If you haven’t heard already, I’m giving away a Lunapads Sampler Pack (worth $25!) to the woman who leaves the best comment regarding why she wants to switch to reusable menstrual products or why she thinks women should switch to reusable methods.
The responses have continued to be amazing and it will be so difficult to choose a winner – but to make me feel a little less guilty for only being able to pick one of all of the amazing comments, everyone who enters gets a Lunapads-related consolation prize.
The post to leave your comments on, as well as the complete contest details, is here. I’ll be announcing a winner (and non-winners will receive their prizes) the first week of June!
1) Leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to switch to reusable menstrual products; or, if you already use reusable products, why you think women should switch to reusable methods.
2) Be sure to include a valid email address with your post, so that I can let you know that you won and get your shipping address and fabric choice.
The best comment wins!!! A consolation prize will be awarded to all who enter (and provide a valid email address with their comment)!
The Lunapads Contest Giveaway IS OFFICIALLY OVER! Entries are being evaluated and a winner will be announced by June 5, 2009.
* Female readers, that is. This contest is open to any and all women, worldwide, so please feel free to share the link to this post with anyone. However, if a male reader comments and is able to make a great case for why his female significant other, mother, sister or daughter should switch to/continue to use reusable products (and will promise to give the Sampler Pack to the woman in question), I won’t discount his entry!