[–] Lipsy #bornnotworn 7 points Edited

I would've expected the pandemic to bring a more acute shortage of pads than tampons, because N95 masks filter droplets/moisture with electrostatic non-woven polypropylene—the same material used in the major brands of menstrual pads to ensure that they're leak-proof. 🤷🏽‍♀️

I’ve noticed a shortage of pads in the UK at times, but not tampons

[–] Lipsy #bornnotworn 2 points

Diversion of the necessary polypropylene could be the reason.

Where? the only place I see out of pads is Lidl and thats because its the cheapest place and everyones poor, they are out of stock within 5 mins of getting them in as everyone buys em in bulk when they see them. no shortage of always or bodyform just the cheap own brands that cost less then £1 a pack

I couldn’t find any in Lidl, even the expensive brands, I didn’t realise people were buying in bulk though, that makes sense. It’s not ongoing, just sometimes I notice in shops I try to get them and they’re all out.