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Aunt Flow Bathroom Illustration with Dispenser and Signage

Aunt Flow’s K-12 Dispenser Care & Maintenance Guide

September 6, 2023

While product overuse and vandalism within restrooms are rare with Aunt Flow products, it is most likely to occur in adolescent-heavy environments, like K-12 schools

Why it Happens

People have to get used to new things in the bathroom. Once they’re not worried about the “scarcity” of these items, then things are not wasted.

Vandalism Prevention Tips

While there is no one way to prevent vandalism in schools, here are some of the most effective solutions we have seen at Aunt Flow:

Marketing & Signage 

It’s vital to educate people on the importance of the accessibility of such products AND the importance of ensuring that these products are not misused! 

Pro-tip: Download our anti-vandalism signage to place next to your dispenser! 

Aunt Flow Anti-Vandalism Signage

Menstrual Equity Education & Awareness

Language is power. Understanding and talking about the experiences of menstruators and the challenges associated with period poverty and menstrual equity can form empathy and positive attitudes toward free-vend period products. 

Some examples to help promote your program:

  • Create a video 
  • Give a presentation to students
  • Send out an email update

Bathroom Tours

We have quite a few schools that have led “school bathrooms tours” once the dispensers are implemented. That way, students can see the dispensers, learn how to use them as well as dispose of products properly. Students love the “field trip” they get out of it and respect the products!

take you on a tour gif


Any questions? Hit us up at hello@goauntflow.com 

Stay in the flow — we’ll send you period positivity + timely updates on the menstrual movement.

claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®