There are some alternative period protection options for anyone who doesn’t like to use tampons, perhaps because of environmental concerns or other reasons. A menstrual disc is a soft sided disc that is inserted in place and collects the menstrual flow. An increasing number of women are switching to reusable cloth pads, which are also considered comfortable although they do need to be washed periodically. Another natural option for protection during periods is the sea sponge, and although this is easy to use, it can also take some time to get the hang of it. If you are a woman who still likes to use a tampon, but has concerns about the waste they generate, there are several brands of organic and natural tampons available.