...so just in case anyone reading this was not aware, there's this thing called the menstrual cup aka, the non-sucky alternative to tampons and pads. They are made of silicone, and you can even get them in color. There are many brands (Diva cup, Moon cup, Lunette, Lady Cup, etc...).
Every once in awhile I forget that the majority of the female population doesn't know about these things and keeps using either leaky pads or leaky/dry tampons just because they don't know that there's anything better out there. You can go swimming with these! You don't have to worry about leaking after only an hour or two! You can't run out of tampons while traveling! You don't have to deal with lugging tons of disposable sanitary products with you if you go hiking! They last 5-10 years = tons of money you save.
So yeah, go get one of these. Apparently they're also sold at most Whole Foods. Guys, buy one for your girlfriend or something.
They even come in a cute bag. What's not to like?
[I realize that for not writing anything in months, this is really random, but whatever. It's better than thinking about distillation columns.]