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    18 Period-Related Products From Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    These products are so good you'll almost wish you needed them menstrall month long... almost.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Please note that these aren't medical recommendations. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any kind of treatment.

    1. A period guidebook with some serious As Told By Ginger vibes for preteens and parents who know the value of open communication about all things menstruation.

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    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this book. I read it first, and then gave it to my 10 year old to read. It has sparked some really good conversations, and she now feels comfortable talking to me about what's happening with her body. I love that it celebrates womanhood, body autonomy, body positivity, and that it's been such a great bonding experience for her and I. I honestly didn't know where to start until I read this book. We've now made her a period kit for when the time comes, and she's actually excited instead of scared. I wish I had this book when I was younger, I had no idea what was happening to my body and nobody would tell me. If I can spare her the shame I felt growing up, I'm all for it." —Dana

    Price: $8.79+ (available in two styles)

    2. A unisex-style leakproof brief that'll lighten your load (i.e. the handful of tampons and pads you usually throw in your bag) on lighter days.

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    This particular pair is best for lighter days, but there are also high absorbency options that'll hold the equivalent of two tampons.

    Promising review: "I was so sick of ruining my panties every month. With these I no longer do! They are the softest, most comfortable panties I own! The protection is unlike anything I have ever seen! I have never been this comfortable and confident during my period ever. 😃 I'll be buying more!" —Lynn O.

    Price: $29.90 (available in sizes XS–XL)

    3. A pair of organic cotton pads (with wings!) so you can steer clear of chemicals when your hormones are giving you enough grief as it is.

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    Promising review: "My friend recommended these to me and I’m so glad she did! What an excellent pad. There is an extra top flap that helps protect your underwear from the overflow that usually happens. It takes a little getting used to having to do the sticky part up there but it's worth it! If you’re used to a pad that doesn’t smell after a few hours of wear then be warned... these don’t really help with odor control because all the chemicals that prevent odor aren’t there (which is what I wanted and is okay with me)!" —K. Ledford

    Price: $12.34+ (available in four sizes)

    4. An electric micro-pulse kit, a drug-free menstrual pain relief system – some say it's basically an "off" switch for cramps and it'll be easy to wear under your clothes when you're on the go. It's said to work within 30 seconds (no waiting for pills to kick in) and can be effective whether you feel cramps in your abdomen or lower back.

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    This tiny treasure lasts 15 hours on a charge (although you'll likely only need it for an hour or so), and fully recharges in just over an hour using a USB cable.

    Promising review: "While it doesn’t completely eliminate my cramps, it makes them SO much more bearable. I was having to leave work almost every time I got my cramps each month. With this device, I can stay on my feet and and complete my work. My job is physically demanding, and this device is small enough to not get in the way, and the outer rubber skin is removable and can be hand washed easily to clean if/when it gets dirty." —Karley Reibling

    Price: $158 (available in four colors)

    5. A menstrual cup for environmentally-minded folks who are sick and tired of spending what could be monthly chocolate money on disposable period products.

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    These are made to last ten years (you read that right!) and can be worn for up to 12 hours.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I have used other cups in the past and have had some difficulty. After a short learning curve, I was able to use this cup with ease. I couldn't feel it and did not experience any leaking! The cup came with great instructions and also offers tips to newbies! Awesome product and company!" —Nicole

    Price: $26.99 (available in two colors)

    6. And a cup wash, because cleaning your menstrual cups with an appropriate cleanser is gonna be great for your body and the integrity of your cup (it also just makes washing it way, way easier).

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    Promising review: "I hadn’t used a dedicated cup wash until this product and it is absolutely worth it. I was able to clean my cups quickly with minimal effort." —K. Ritcher

    Price: $12.99

    7. A collapsable menstrual cup case to keep your cup nice and clean when you carry it around while you travel (or, if you're like me, carry it around with you everywhere all the time always just in case).

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    Promising review: "I wish I bought this back when I had roommates — it really helps to privately boil your menstrual cup. The discreteness of the product is definitely a plus, but what I wasn't expecting is how long it retains the heat from the boiled water!! Put the lid on that thing and it keeps water scolding hot for a really long time. I left my diva cup in there for about ten minutes and I felt like it was squeaky clean! I use this product in between cycles, along with a cup wash during my period." —Katherine Moore

    Price: $11.99 (available in four colors)

    8. A box of body cloths that are sure to help you feel fresh when your hormones decide your body needs a bath... immediately.

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    Includes 18 wipes.

    Promising review: "I'm pregnant, which means slight changes to body chemistry, and these are a super quick and gentle way to get things feeling right again. I'm saving the rest for when I have my period again, and for when I head back out on camping trips. I'm sure they'll be a game changer!" —mk61186

    Price: $8.99

    9. A box of organic tampons (with plastic applicators) for anyone who loves a quality cotton tampon as much as they love the quality cotton sheets they plan on snoozing in all period long.

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    Includes 90 tampons.

    Promising review: "These are cute, discreet, and organic with a plastic applicator!!! So happy to find organic tampons that still have a plastic applicator that snaps into place. It's painless for you and compact for a purse. These also seem to be better quality than other brands I've tried." —summer

    Price: $29.95

    10. Or a box of Tampax Pearl tampons that, despite the lovely name, will give you frill-free coverage all the live long day.

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    Includes 50 tampons.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these. I used to be cheap when it came to tampons, but these are just worth the extra money. They always go in smoothly. There are never any 'misfires' with the applicator that makes you have to scrap the tampon, waste it, and use another (my pet peeve!!). I LOVE the lite size for those days at the very end, or even on a day when I have a lot of discharge. Regular is just too big for that super light flow day at the very end of my period. These get five stars all the way! And how awesome is having tampons delivered right to your door?!" —Robin

    Price: $9.39

    11. A pack of disposable heat patches you can stick on your body so you can stick with your active lifestyle, abdominal cramps be damned!

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    Includes 20 pads.

    Promising review: "These are a lifesaver for menstrual cramps! Just be cautious not to burn yourself. I put them over my undershirt to make it through nursing shifts when I just want to be curled up in a ball. These are a good value and long lasting!" —Chrissie

    Price: $19.99

    12. A box of Midol (pain reliever classic) that'll have your ovaries cheering when you pop one in your mouth and it helps overcome cramps, fatigue, and sudden mood-swings.

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    Promising review: "Honestly there is nothing like Midol. I have brutal knife twisting pain every month and I have tried really hard to go all natural to change that. I walked three miles a day, did yoga, dance, and weight training — nothing worked at all for the pain. I even went off all caffeine. This stuff makes my life work better once a month. —Customer

    Price: $6.34

    13. An essential oil stick you're gonna want to ~stick~ with forever when you see how well it works on those nasty monthly migraines.

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    Learn more about this life saving essential oil stick from BuzzFeed writer Katy Herman's review.

    Promising review: "So far so good! I get menstrual migranes and just started to use this. It has really helped so far. I will definitely keep this in my medicine cabinet." —stephanie

    Price: $10.99

    14. A natural stain remover that'll get rid of menstrual blood stains without harsh chemicals (your underwear has had a rough enough time as it is).

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    Promising review: "This is the second time I have ordered this and I will keep on ordering it. It works. Just spray it directly on the stain. I use it mostly for my reusable menstrual pads. They are all stain free!" —MJ Oliver

    Price: $10.49

    15. A king-sized heating pad to have you covered, literally, even if your entire lower half is aching (no more doubling up on heating pads!).

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    This heating pad has moist and dry heating options with low, medium, and high settings. You can adjust the heat using the attached controller — each setting is a different light, so they'll be easy to track. It's also machine washable!

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this heating pad. I ordered this to help relieve back pain and menstrual cramps, and it does very well — I wound up using it a lot more often than I'd intended! The heating pad is very big and soft. I've started putting it at the foot of my bed every night and it keeps my feet toasty and warm! It is great that it automatically turns itself off after a couple hours, so I don't have to worry about it. I highly recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $36.17

    16. Or a cute temperature therapy pillow you can throw in the microwave when your cramps need some heat or put in the freezer when your aching joints want ice.

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    Promising review: "I use this for bad menstrual cramps and it works great. Pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds and it retains its heat for a good 20 to 30 minutes before I have to heat it up again. I highly recommend it." —G.N.

    Price: $14.45+ (available in two sizes)

    17. A pack of disposable menstrual discs — an alternative to tampons and a great way to enjoy mess-free sex while on your period.

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    This box includes 24 discs — if you want to try a few out first, grab the 14 disc set and see what you think!

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about these discs because I never know how heavy my period will be but these have been my absolute favorite product to use while menstruating. Because I have a sensitive stomach while on my period, I frequent the bathroom regularly and have to change tampons accordingly, which isn’t always comfortable. This has saved me from this pain. And the fact that you have have sex while on your period using them is a plus too!" —Caitlin

    Price: $34.99

    18. And finally, a book on period power that'll emphasize how empowering menstruation can (and should) be.

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    Promising review: "Everyone should read this book — it’s so eye opening!! No one should ever feel shameful or less capable on their period. This book addresses period poverty and how it affects us, menstrual inequalities and discriminations (like the tampon tax), the taboo surrounding menstruation that keeps us from addressing these serious problems, what we can do to work towards equality, and so much more! This is a very powerful book! I highly recommend it!!" —JA Marks

    Price: $13.51

    Never be afraid to glow with the flow!

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