Have you ever thought about what you're putting inside your vagina? To be honest, until about 10 years ago, I hadn’t.
For years I carefully considered every ingredient in my shampoo, my moisturizer, and even my laundry detergent. But what about the products going inside my vagina, one of the most absorbent parts of the body?
Did you know that the average menstruator uses around 11,000 tampons in their lifetime? At 4-6 hours of use, that means a tampon is sitting inside of you for up to 6 YEARS of your life!
The FDA doesn’t require tampon companies to disclose their ingredients, which means that there is no way to know what is sitting inside of you for all that time.
When I became aware of this, I decided to take action.
Four years ago, I started Sustain Natural. Our mission is to create a world where people give their vaginas the same care and attention they give their faces.
I believe that everyone has a right to know what’s in the products going inside of them, so we only ever use ingredients that are proven to be safe, healthy, and sustainably sourced. Beyond improving products, I also want to improve the conversation around reproductive health so we are no longer shamed for proudly carrying around tampons and condoms.
Today, Sustain carries everything you need to get on top of your reproductive health. From Fair Trade, natural latex condoms to 100% organic cotton period underwear, we provide the most options possible to empower people to make healthy decisions for their bodies.
With every product we launch, we are committed to being radically transparent.
Which is why we disclose every single ingredient and report how we give back to our community (#westandwithPP). We believe you deserve to know not only what’s in your products, but what makes up the business you’re buying them from.
Join us: Start thinking with your vagina, I promise it will change your period, change your sex life, and hopefully change the world.