There's the Mooncup and the DivaCup, which is supposed to collect the menstrual flow in a suction-type cup, which you insert into the vagina. It doesn't dry you out like a tampon, and supposedly provides more protection than a pad. Best of all, you just dump, rinse, and use it all over again, thoroughout your whole cycle. No endless supply of pads or tampons needed, if it works for you. I'm just wondering. Ever since my fibro and CFIDS symptoms started, my periods are just too yucky to bear, and anything that makes life easy would be helpful. The website is divacup dot com.