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Fab Little Bags, £2.99 for 20

Right I’m going to discuss something gross but it’s important.

It’s about the correct way to dispose of tampons.

I’m going to leave a gap now for all the squeamish people to clear the room. Everyone gone? Yes? Are we all just friends here?

Okay. I used to flush my tampons because I had no idea that you weren’t supposed to. That it fucks the oceans and does all sorts of other horrible shit. Then I started going out with Giles and he said “you flush your tampons?? That is the worst thing I’ve ever heard.” I was taken aback. I am a good person, I don’t do awful things on purpose, or because I don’t care.

I resorted to binning my tampons. But when you live with other people, or you are somewhere where there isn’t a sealed bin in the bathroom or whatever, it can be a bit nasty. It’s just a bit unnecessarily real. It’s not very Japanese.

Then I discovered Fab Little Bags, which I get on Ocado, which are biodegradable (and made of recycled material). You open the bag, peel off the sticky seal, pop the little sucker in and then pinch together to seal and bin it.

This is a piece for Net Doctor by the inventor, Martha Silcott. And here is the website for more information about FLB.

Eveyrone else can come out from behind the sofa now.