I've always wanted a menstrual-cycle solution that was easy but had a minimal environmental impact. When I got my first period, my mom ran a small business making washable pads out of organic cotton flannel. I aspired to use them, but I couldn't deal with the hassle. Recently, I've started using a menstrual cup in combination with Thinx leak-resistant period panties. Finally, I feel like my lifestyle can align with my values when it comes to dealing with my period.