At this point in our lives when it comes to sex, many women have decided that one period don’t stop no show. But being comfortable with being intimate during our bodies’ natural reproductive cycle doesn’t eliminate a major concern most of us still have when it comes to that time of the month: odor.
In fact, according to data from two surveys by Summer’s Eve (one of which was conducted by OnePoll for the brand), the majority of women between the ages of 18-35 report worrying about odor and feeling less fresh while menstruating. And of the 2,000 American women sampled, nearly half of us are most aware of what’s going on with our vagina before sex and while on our period, a concern which is sometimes double fold.
The good news is Summer’s Eve didn’t just collect this data as an FYI, the feminine hygiene brand used this information to create a new line of products geared toward helping women feel less concerned about freshness and odor during their monthly cycle. Fresh Cycle is a new collection featuring a patented odor-reducing ingredient that isn’t intended to make women feel self-conscious about our vaginas’ natural scent but to retain self-confidence when dealing with period odor.
The three-piece set includes a box of 14 individually wrapped flushable cloths that are perfect for discreet use at the office, gym, or when traveling. A larger pack of flushable wipes is great for stocking in your home bathroom. And for those who prefer the feel of soap and water, the no-rinse cleansing foam can easily be pumped onto a sheet of toilet paper to provide post-shower freshness on the go, since the brand knows most of us crave a little more than two-ply during that time.
All three products are hypoallergenic, pH balanced, free of dyes, alcohol, and parabens, and safe for everyday use. And, in contrast to some of the more recent heavily scented launches from Summer’s Eve, this collection has a light fresh odor that I, honestly, don’t even notice when using the wipes, which I like. The FreshCycle Cleansing Cloths are $3.99 for the box and $4.99 for the soft pack of 24; the cleansing foam is $4.99 as well — not bad prices for peace of mind which, as a purchaser and user, I can say Summer’s Eve wipes provide. Fresh Cyle is currently available at typical retailers and drug stores.