Guests always leave little traces behind, and Day 5 is trace day. So how green (heh) was my period? I am pleased with myself. With 8 regular pads from Crea8tive Mama, and just 1 day of Diva Cup usage, I used ONLY re-usable products for this period. On my second day, I wore the Diva Cup plus a re-usable pad, and that helped get me through, since it was a heavy day. I also did a load of laundry including pads; otherwise, I would have run out! So for me, 8 pads is not quite enough. I have a sea sponge tampon coming in the mail, and I've ordered some HagRags from Tanya aka Skuld. With those 2 purchases, and learning to use the Diva Cup better in future for travel, I will be utterly green when I'm leaking red!