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You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?

We’re through the looking glass here.

THINX, THE PEOPLE behind period-proof underwear, have just revealed their late innovation to the public – reusable tampon applicators.


re.t.a allows you to insert non-applicator tampons over and over again. So, if you’re a person who struggles with non-applicator tampons but is looking to reduce their use of single use plastic, look no further.

Right, how does it work?

 
re.ta comes with a cap, a pusher and a holder. To insert, you remove the cap and separate the moving parts (the pusher and the holder).

Load a tampon into the holder before inserting the pusher, then insert the holder into your vagina and press the pusher. Remove the holder and the pusher by pulling back on both. 

Simple!

Ok but like … What’s the point?

A fair question: tampons obviously still generate a lot of waste and there’s always an argument for menstrual cups. 

As the old saying goes though, different strokes for different folks! When it comes to sustainability, it’s all about small changes. If you’re someone who has struggled with menstrual cups, this could be a more sustainable option coupled with organic tampons.

How much does it cost?

It’ll set you back €53.56 (not including shipping): pricey for most, but again, this is a case of personal preference. You’re the one who’s going to be putting something up there, at the end of the day.

Interested?

You can find out more by visiting shethinx.com or buy clicking here.

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