The estrogen in my household outnumbers the testosterone by five to three. Two of the girls are already teenagers, and I feel it is important to keep the lines of communication open about different subjects. One of those subjects is menstruation. It is an experience that females have to drudge through monthly, but it shouldn't be a taboo or embarrassing subject to talk about. Almost every female has to go through the ordeal and it's something we should feel comfortable discussing.
Although I have no problem answering questions that my girls may have, I may not always have the answer or there may be some things that they're too embarassed to straight out ask me. U by Kotex has launched what is a much needed campaign that helps girls be informed and empowered about their period and other feminine care. For girls curious about questions they were afraid to ask or who are wanting more information, U By Kotex has real answers from real people. Kotex has also redesigned its pads, liners, and tampons to be more appealing and accepted. I received a box of the pads. They are still as protective as before but the look of the packaging is up-to-date and fascinating. The wrappers come in four bold colors that do not prominently advertise that they are for a feminine care product.
Wal-Mart carries this new line of products. At their site you can learn more about the line, get free samples and download a Daily ournal iPhone or iTouch application. You can also test your period know-how with a quiz that differentiates the myths and facts. I took the quiz and only missed one. Yay me! The teenagers took the quiz as well and learned some things that they did not know before.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Kotex and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate. The opinions within this post are of my own. Your opinions and results may differ.