From Lovelyish: How to Knit Your Own Tampons.
You can read all the “most nauseating thing” and “just no” comments over at Lovelyish … I’m not grossed out as much as I am concerned and confused.
Concerned because unless you’re trying to grow a bacteria farm in your pants for science class, this is not healthy, sanitary or wise. Knit pads, fine – but things you put *inside* your body, I’m thinking, should be sterile and made with medical-grade material. (Even the diva cup is made with medical-grade silicone.)
Confused because I don’t understand how this could work technically. Tampons and sea sponges are small when they’re dry (making them easier to insert) and expand as they get moist. I look at that knit tampon and I have no idea how I’d insert it without the use of some serious machinery.
And think of the itch. The itch people!