The standard kind of menstrual pad that people who menstruate tend to use is often made of a cotton blend. These kinds of pads are usually disposable. They would essentially involve you using them until they are too dirty to continue using, and then you would throw them away. This is a perfectly fine way of going about things but it is important to note that it can cause a lot of damage to the environment once all has been said and is now out of the way. The reason behind this is that cotton takes a really long time to disintegrate and decompose, and it would be lying around in trash piles until it finally disappears.
A unique new type of pad has been introduced that might be changing all of this for good. These are reusable cloth menstrual pads that many people are starting to take an interest in. Now, cloth used for menstrual purpose is by no means a new concept. In fact, they were the normal way for people to keep their periods in check whenever their time of the months came about, and it was only in the 20th century that cotton disposable pads started to become the norm.
The switch back to cloth pads is the sort of thing that would most definitely allow you to get a lot more out the kind of life that you are leading at this current point in time. They are more comfortable and they can be easily rewashed and used again so you would never have to keep spending money on them on a regular basis which would be a huge drain on your finances every month.