moon cups are great, ive used one for about three years, as well as home-made cloth pads and I haven’t spent a single dollar on menstrual items in that time. believe me, if you can get past the squick factor you will certainly save $$. The women’s collective at Uni of Newcastle (inside the NUSA building) has both cloth pads and moon cups you can access, as well as free tampons if you get caught out on campus.
-Ok, so i made fun of Moon Cups the other day but seriously, if you are into saving money and the environment, they would be handy.
Also thanks for the great tip re: free tampons at The Women’s Collective!