PJ’s & VJ’s

 

Ethical and organic, tampons, Pj’s and Lingerie, the things you should know!

What is going on with your VJ when you put on those Pj’s or use that tampon? What about lingerie…what is going on with your VJ.

I have to admit I am in the habit of wearing pajamas more than one night, why not?? After all, I’m sleeping in them, not running marathons. However, according to Dr. Rabin, people need to change their pajama pants every day, just as often as you need to change your underwear. For those of us who don’t wear underwear underneath their pajama bottoms, it is especially critical to wear new ones every night.

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 If your vagina is constantly covered—especially by a fabric that’s not moisture-wicking or absorbent—moisture collects. That’s a perfect breeding ground for bacteria or yeast. You sure don’t want to put dirty PJ’s next to your urethra because bacteria can get up there. Hear that? Keeping your vag covered at all times means more bacteria. Meaning more yeast infections and other scary stuff. The horror. Oh, the horror. So being a pajama lover and not really having the option of letting it all hang out, what do I do? There’s a option, thank god. Granny panties, yes you heard me right, not exactly the sexiest option but hey, if its gonna keep my vag happy and free of yeast infections or all that other scary stuff, I’m in. Think loose and airy…give that vagina some space.

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Tampons….what about them?

We all hate that time of the month, not only do we get cramps but our hormones are everywhere and we’re scrambling for menstrual pads and tampons or even the diva cup. Well I know I’m not happy when my friend shows up and i’m pretty sure my vag isn’t happy either!  But what chemicals are going into my body with tampons?

I’m putting those right up there. If pajama pants aren’t great being that close to our vag’s what about those things that are right up there, right in my lovely nether regions? So researching was tough on this subject since how many people actually look at what their tampons are made of? I don’t. I go to the store, pick the brand I like out of the 20 brands that are there and go on my merry way. Its a necessity for us women, we need them so we buy them.

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So what are the ingredients you ask?Cotton, RayonPolyester, polyethelene, polypropylene, and of course fragrance. These ingredients don’t sound so bad but what about if we break them down.

  • Cotton accounts for only 2-3% of the world’s cropland, cotton fields account for nearly a quarter of the global sales of insecticides and pesticides, and all of these added chemicals are in tampons.
  • Rayon is a cellulose fiber derived from wood pulp. This fiber has to be bleached in order to remove any germs, bacteria or residue. The bleaching process involving chlorine results in the byproduct of dioxins being left on the tampon. The biggest problems with this highly toxic compound (which has an endless list of detrimental effects on our body) once it enters our body it stays there for decades.
  • Polyester, polyethelene, polypropylene: Plastics. Various types of plastic made of chemical compounds that can have extremely harmful effects on our bodies.
  • Fragrance: There is now a vast amount if research exposing the hazardous ingredients used for fragrance . To even attempt to research this is next to impossible because of the thousands of different chemical blends manufacturers use.

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Image Credit: The Green Beauty Team

Image Credit: The Green Beauty Team

So why do they sell these items in the stores knowing that it has all these chemicals? We buy them and its a huge money maker.

We as women have to buy these products so we don’t look at the ingredients. Its not food, drinks, or snack items. We’re not looking up how many calories or how much sugars are in them. We buy them because we need them and if you’re anything like me, I prefer tampons to pads because they’re compact (I can hide them in my purse) and it doesn’t feel as though I’m wearing a diaper.

So what do we do as women that need products to help us out with that time of the month? We just can’t stop using them and “Let it flow”.

We do have other options. I started looking at organic feminine hygiene products. I want my vagina to be happy and I certainly don’t want chemical’s going up there. So why organic feminine hygiene products, you ask? Well the products are 100% certified organic cotton that is free from treated chemicals, making it hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Until now I would never have thought about changing my feminine products as its second nature to go buy my Tampax every month with no second thoughts but since I’m stuck with getting “my friend” every month, I at least want to have something chemical free going in me. I’m sure my vagina will be happy about that too.

What about my beloved lingerie?

I’m not a huge fan of lingerie. Sure, I have some sexy pieces for when it’s date night or a special occasion where I spring out the good stuff. But what about the women who enjoy wearing their lingerie more than once a month? When I think of lingerie I think of LaSenza or La Vie On Rose. I’m not looking at the tag for who made it, I’m looking for the size. I’m not looking to see how it was made, I’m just wondering how long it will stay on my body for.

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Most lingerie is tight. To show off our curves and the body parts that only come out in the shower or when were ready to get dressed in the morning or getting ready for bed. lingerie is more than wearing a thong or a sexy pair of underwear that’s see through. The purpose may be to get our other half excited or just to make ourselves feel sexy. So unless your buying ethically now I’m sure you not thinking about what chemicals are put into make your lingerie. The majority of people wear chemically made clothing and just like with pajama’s, unless your buying organic cotton your putting chemicals right on your skin.  So while you have the choice of being sexy in your own skin and not buying lingerie so you won’t be worried about chemicals you also have the option of buying ethical lingerie. Ethical lingerie must consider the environment: material must be produced in a non-toxic fashion that minimalizes environmental pollution from chemicals, dyes, and excess fabric. Dyes must be non-toxic, excess fabric recycled or reused, and chemical use kept to an absolute minimum.

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Us as women have to worry about our vagina’s. We have to worry about whats going near it and especially whats going in it. We have to keep it happy because if it’s not happy well it’s going to make sure it gives us some grief and we don’t want that. Our vagina is what makes us women, its what let’s us give birth to our beautiful children and to even make those beautiful children. We want to keep it healthy, happy and chemical free. We worry about whats in our food. Why shouldn’t we worry about what chemical’s there are in everything else. Even the items that we have to have and don’t think twice about.

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