What will my family or roommate(s) think?
You really only have to share your decision if you want to. On the other hand, if you want to rinse, soak, or dry your cloth pads in a common bathroom, it might be nice to clue them in. We're all at different comfort levels and little courtesy can go a long way. Obviously, Party In My Pants doesn't advocate that you treat your period like a top-secret mission, but here are some things to consider:
- If you soak your PIMPs, you might want to choose an opaque container with a label.
- If you rinse your PIMP in the sink, try not to leave it there.
- You might want to avoid putting your PIMP with clothing that other people are responsible for washing.
- If you hang your PIMPs to dry in the bathroom, you might want to ask if anyone minds.
Your housemates might not care one iota, but it's hard to know unless you ask. Hopefully one day menstruation and menstrual products won't be such a touchy subject. Changing centuries old myths, biases, and taboos is a slow process. Don't get discouraged! Men and women are rethinking their attitudes everyday. And because you've visited our site, you're one of them!