Paying is a luxury
If you think paying for period products and products that alleviate associated symptoms is a pain, remember that you’re fortunate to even be financially capable of doing so (though the pink tax is kind of BS, and should really be eliminated). Not everyone can afford period products. August experts tell us, “Interviewers administered surveys and led focus groups with women in low-income housing in St. Louis. The researchers found that 64 percent of the women had been unable to afford period products during the previous year and 21 percent experienced this problem on a monthly basis. Almost half had times during the past year when they had to choose between food and period products.” There are many places you can donate feminine hygiene products to women in need like here, here, and here.