This is a very English, very female, very polite but still very very grateful request not to receive any more menstrual cups.
We now have about 50, because you are all so bloody generous. Unfortunately they're really not right for our clients at the drop in, and have not been taken up by anyone, perhaps because of unfamiliarity, or just cultural differences.
I know that many of our wonderful, kind, thoughtful supporters also feel very passionate about the damaging effect that products like sanitary towels have on the environment, and as a feminist organisation, this is something BGP is concerned about too. However, after much careful thought, I feel that it would be inappropriate to try and persuade people who have very little stability (not to mention adequate access to the necessary hygiene services required) to use menstrual cups.
We don't have much time to engage with the clients at the drop in, let alone discuss their vaginas, and therefore there simply isn't time to expound on the virtues of menstrual cups. It feels more important to make sure they feel comfortable, secure and welcome.
This is of course an ongoing dialogue so please feel free to contact me regarding it. If you don't want to buy from the major brands, then do make your donations from ethicalsuperstore.com where you can find organic and biodegradable pads.
Finally, any ideas of what to do with the all these menstrual cups, aside from sell them on and use the proceeds to purchase more toothbrushes, underwear etc as well as pads are also welcome.
Thanks for reading you bloody good babes!
Founder of BGP