Frequently Asked Questions
Aunt Flow's mission is to fight period poverty and stigma. Alongside ensuring that businesses and schools offer free period products for employees and students, our donation program supports activist-led pilot program initiatives and various grassroots nonprofit organizations.
Period poverty is the lack of access to period products and education. We believe fighting period poverty is one of the most tangible steps we can take toward gender equality.
We recommend estimating product quantities based on supplemental, as-needed period product usage at approximately 5 pieces per menstruator per school year. You can use our pricing calculator or meet with an Aunt Flow Happiness Developer to get a custom quote that includes our reduced educational pricing for a quick budget estimate. For a one-time individual donation request, apply to our donation program.
If your business or school offers toilet paper for free, then advocate to your facilities department to prioritize budgeting for freely accessible period products too. When dispensers are first installed in bathrooms, there could be higher than normal usage, which then levels out over time once people learn that period products are not just a one-time luxury item but will be available ongoing.
We recommend stocking every female-identified, all gender, and male-identified bathrooms with period supplies.
For male-identified bathrooms, we do not recommend installing our dispensers in visible places inside male-identified restrooms. Privacy creates safe spaces for the Transgender community. Aunt Flow’s Model E Dispenser or Dual Display Box should be placed in the designated stall in the male-identified restroom. A receptacle will also need to be provided in this stall.
Aunt Flow believes in a multifaceted approach to achieving menstrual justice, including service, education, research, advocacy, and investment.
- Organize menstrual product drives and fundraisers in your community to collect and donate pads and tampons to local shelters and food pantries.
- Lead educational workshops in your community about menstruation, sustainable menstrual products, and destigmatizing menstruation.
- Apply pressure to policymakers, decision-makers, and local leaders, advocating for policies that improve access to menstrual products and education.
- Ask your school to include menstruation and menstrual health as part of the educational curriculum. In fact, 77% of students believe there needs to be more in-depth education about menstrual health.
- Conduct and support more peer-reviewed research assessing the prevalence and health implications of period poverty. This data is important for supporting more grassroots advocacy efforts.
- Urge schools and businesses to invest in high-quality menstrual products free of cost for everyone.
Setting up a refill plan is a smart idea! We can do a delivery cadence from every one to six months. Each product can be shipped at different frequencies, so if you go through tampons faster than pads, for example, you can set your subscription to ship tampons more frequently. You can log into your account and make adjustments or cancel your subscription at any time. It's SUPER customizable! Just be sure to “upgrade to a subscription” before you check out.
For more detailed instructions, please see below.
Click 'Visit our store' or go to https://shop.goauntflow.com and add desired product refill quantities to cart.
Add period products to your cart and update to a subscription with the ability to customize refill subscription frequency. Proceed to checkout and fill out your contact, shipping, and billing information. You will receive a subscription confirmation email with information on how to manage your subscription moving forward!
Please note, in order to set up a subscription you must add a credit card to your account. For support on setting up a subscription please reach out to email@example.com.
For every 10 tampons and pads we sell, we donate 1 to a menstruator in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.® Learn more about our Donation Program.
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 5 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®