I've been a a fan of PIMPs since '09, when I bought a couple of them along with a DivaCup. It was about a $50 investment to save money in the longrun (which it has!). Eventually I bought a couple of large pads, and about a year ago, I sprung for a Super PIMP. The funny thing is, as soon as I used it, I didn't want to use my menstrual cup anymore. It's amazing, but once you start the transition, it just feels wrong to insert ANY foreign silicone, cotton, or bleached object into your body! I'd also heard rumors that flow decreases when you stop, lo and behold, it's TRUE! I never thought it would be practical to use JUST pads, but here I am, with a much lighter flow and using purely PIMPs. I'm also giving lots of Honeysuckles to my baby-having friends and family. PIMPs have been such a positive for us. Thanks, y'all!!
As a tampon user for the last 10 years, the idea of anything pad related sounded like an absolute nightmare to me. I’d really come to believe that tampons were easier and less messy. At the same time, I couldn’t ignore that fact that tampons were unhealthy for me to use non-stop. I decided to give my body "a break" at night and bought my first Party in My Pants pad...presto-chango! Since then my life has been turned around – no more tampons for me! Party In My Pants aren’t messy, bulky or hard to use. In short, they’re nothing like those nasty synthetic disposable pads. You’ve gotta try a PIMP pad to believe!
I was lucky enough to discover PIMPs when I was 17 (if I remember correctly). I only had to suffer through two years of periods on disposable pads and tampons. I first bought the DivaCup, and was looking for something to absorb anything that leaked through. I got my free giveaway pad, and fell in love. I have to admit that the transition has been slower for me. I am constantly paranoid that I will leak through. However, I have found that these pads don't smell, and they are much more reliable than they seem. Now I can button one on to my panties when I'm expecting my period, and I am not constantly worried that someone will smell that terrible odor that comes from disposable pads. Another plus: my skin doesn't get irritated. In fact, I kind of feel like my nether regions are wearing designer clothes. Thank you so much girls! You rock my world.
I try to leave the smallest imprint on the environment I can and treat the Earth and my body with respect. PIMPs allow me to do all of this and more ... shifting the way I treat AND view my body. My monthly cleansing time is now welcomed and looked forward to event. It's a playful and creative time now...with so many choices of pattern and color! Thank you!