I have just been speaking to some girl friends about sanitary products and I really surprised some of them by saying I use a 'mooncup' and some of them had never even heard of it. I have been using one for 5 years now and haven't spent a penny on tampons/ towels since. It's much more comfortable than any of those options, it's so convenient, eco-friendly and just wonderful. I promise that since I've been using it my period pains are less (maybe the tampon was uncomfortable at certain times when the flow was lighter, maybe I didn't like sitting in my own sticky gunk.) I started using one because I developed an allergy to the bleach they use in tampons and towels which caused unbearable itchiness. I got the mooncup when I was at a festival and I've not looked back. Any one of you who is thikning about it please, please do! I'm a real convert (honestly nothing to do with the people who make them!). I think the web-site is: www.mooncup.co.uk. If you have any questions please post here and I'll give honest answers and I'm sure other people will chip in too!