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Women are loosing their legs and their lives...

I remember years ago when I used to use tampons it felt quite normal to stick some cotton fibre inside of me to soak up my menstrual blood. Less normal felt the fact that sometimes when I would pull it out, a lot of blood seemed to follow in a huge splash. Back then I didn't get it. Today I know that of course mymenstruation got blocked with that. And of course, putting something inside my body to soak up a liquid, can't be healthy at all. 

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is one of the most severe health concerns linked to tampon use (highly recommend listening to The diary of a CEO episode with supermodel Lauren Wasser.

While it's a rare condition, the consequences can be life-threatening. TSS is often associated with the prolonged use of high-absorbency tampons, which can create an environment conducive to bacterial growth. The FDA provides detailed information about TSS, including its symptoms, risks, and prevention measures. Although the likelihood of developing TSS is low, the stakes are high, making it crucial for all women to be informed about its potential risks.

Tampons, by design, absorb not only menstrual flow but also the natural vaginal moisture. This double-edged effect can lead to significant dryness and discomfort, which not only affects personal comfort but can also potentially impact overall vaginal health. The drying of the vaginal mucosa may make it more susceptible to small tears, irritation, or itching, creating an environment that is conducive to infections.

The environmental consequences of disposable tampons are a topic of growing concern. On average, a woman may use thousands of tampons in her lifetime, and these products take many years to decompose in landfills.

And yes, I know, I know - tampons might look convenient and an easy and simple solution. But did you ever check your tampon box for what's inside? nookees period panties are made out of 100% organic cotton. Just saying...

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