Period subscription service! Sanitary Owl delivers your tampons, pads and liners through your door in one bespoke box!

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LocalEditorMerton Mon 08-Feb-16 17:00:22

Sanitary Owl is a new online sanitary product order and advice service giving customers complete purchase-control – they can choose exactly which products they want, and Sanitary Owl delivers them when and where they’re needed.

Can periods empower girls?

Most girls start their periods using pads, and only move to tampons later. Why? Confidence. Confidence in teens has been inextricably linked to puberty and early experiences of menstruation. As we all know, periods are a big deal for most young girls. The idea of inserting something into our bodies is an alien concept; the idea of menstruating every month without any control is equally alien.

As we all know, a heavy or unexpected period can stop you doing what you normally do. But equally, by taking out the elements of surprise, or any health issues means its business as usual. That is empowering.

"I am a mother of two and run a subscription service called Sanitary Owl that delivers combo boxes of tampons, pads and liners to girls and women across the UK. We found that all too often ‘lite’ or ‘super plus’ tampons were often not available at local shops; that many girls were using the wrong absorbencies of tampon in their early years; and that for young teens, managing their period and the many products they may need to buy was a tricky business. We let girls put all of their products into one box and we deliver it regularly based on the timings they require. Their choices, their timings, all in their control. All in the post - and who doesn’t like post?" Celia Pool (founder of Sanitary Owl).

So how do you introduce your daughters to periods, or how were you introduced? How many different products or absorbencies do they use each period? Who buys them? Are they scared of TSS? Are they good at remembering their period? Do they own period tracking apps? And how long did it take for them to get confident? Are they confident?

We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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SweetPenelope Sun 14-Feb-16 15:43:13

We live in London and we have lots of shops. This service may be more useful in very rural areas.

Anyone, who has access to a supermarket could just go there for their sanitary products.

SoapsandScents Mon 15-Feb-16 10:35:03

This sounds like a nice idea to introduce girls to "IT." <giggles> My mother sat us down with the encyclopaedia, volume M, and said we should read about menstruation. awkward! But I guess the best she could think of with three girls very close in age and with her background as a nurse/midwife. An idea like this makes it seem like an occasion, something special. And a lot less awkward.

LupitaWoods Tue 16-Feb-16 08:54:46

My DD and her friends were very clued up about the whole period thing, and never seemed to have any concerns. Also with online supermarket shopping, we can pretty much pick up what we want anytime. I am sure some people will find it a great service though

clioann Wed 17-Feb-16 16:16:13

I think this sounds like a great idea - we live in rural area so would be very handy and nice for dds to have ownership over delivery, rather than having to ask your mum when she does online shop. I would have loved something like this growing up. I found buying sanitary stuff really embarrassing in our local town. I love getting post too - so would be quite novel every month to receive package.

HaydonWomble Wed 17-Feb-16 16:54:12

When I was young I recall girls being mortified at having to buy their own sanitary products, particularly as they were nowhere near as easily accessible as they are now (where even corner shops do a roarting trade in them).

Actually, if your daughters are away at boarding school (or doing their Gap Year abroad) these would be just the thing to receive on a monthly basis. Would save so much hassle, and for girls overseas (presuming you do deliver abroad?), very useful to ensure that one's not 'caught short' if one can't find sanitary products easily.

I guess periods are empowering for girls, in that they mark a 'rite of passage' to womanhood, but I'm not so sure you'd find many tween and teenage girls who'd agree, particularly at a stage of their life when they may find them highly inconvenient, irregular and/or painful!

HaydonWomble Wed 17-Feb-16 16:54:41

When I was young I recall girls being mortified at having to buy their own sanitary products, particularly as they were nowhere near as easily accessible as they are now (where even corner shops do a roarting trade in them).

Actually, if your daughters are away at boarding school (or doing their Gap Year abroad) these would be just the thing to receive on a monthly basis. Would save so much hassle, and for girls overseas (presuming you do deliver abroad?), very useful to ensure that one's not 'caught short' if one can't find sanitary products easily.

I guess periods are empowering for girls, in that they mark a 'rite of passage' to womanhood, but I'm not so sure you'd find many tween and teenage girls who'd agree, particularly at a stage of their life when they may find them highly inconvenient, irregular and/or painful!

Xxalisoncxx Sun 09-Jun-19 19:41:14

I know this is an old thread, my daughter really wanted to try this. The link doesn’t seem to work. Does this company still exist?

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