What is that supposed to be good for?

Many women are probably familiar with this: What should you do with used sanitary towels and tampons when you are out and about and there is no rubbish bin nearby?

Especially when you are a guest somewhere, it can be very uncomfortable - after all, you don't want to clog the hosts' toilets with hygiene products.

The idea of ​​the two founders of Pinky: Instead of flushing sanitary towels and tampons in the toilet out of sheer necessity, you can wrap them in a disposable glove and take them discreetly in your pocket or handbag.

Pinky are disposable gloves, but in pink and with adhesive strips.

You should put on the glove to hold the tampon or bandage, pull the glove inside out and then roll it up and close it with the adhesive tape.

This is "hygienic, odor-proof and leak-proof," promises the pack.

How much does it cost?

48 Pinky disposable gloves cost 11.96 euros in the online shop.

This is what the pinky glove looks like when you wear it.

The white stripe can be peeled off - the adhesive field is hidden underneath



Is that a real innovation?


Because from the normal, white disposable gloves that you get in every drugstore, the Pinky gloves are ultimately not much more different than their color and the adhesive strip.

You pay a hefty surcharge for both: For DM, for example, 60 disposable gloves from the Profissimo own brand cost 6.75 euros.

That results in a unit price of around eleven cents.

A pinky glove costs just under 25 cents - more than double that.

So-called disposal bags, which you can also get in the drugstore and which serve exactly the same purpose as Pinky: You can hide pads and tampons in them, are even cheaper than the usual disposable gloves.

50 pieces by Jessa cost 0.95 euros, around 2 cents each.

Do you need that?

Our test result: Sanitary towels

and tampons have no place in the toilet, there are clear recommendations from the Federal Environment Ministry.

Because just like damp toilet paper, they can lead to clogged pipes and pumps, which is a big problem for many cities and municipalities.


So yes, the question “where to put this stuff?” Arises for women.

But many already have an answer to this: They just throw their tampons and sanitary towels in the trash, some wrap them in toilet paper beforehand.

The thicker you wrap, the more leak-proof the whole thing becomes - and that can also work as an emergency solution if you are on the way or a guest somewhere and cannot throw the package away immediately.

The Pinky gloves can definitely be credited with doing what they promise.

This makes it easy to bag and insert sanitary towels or tampons.

You can't see anything, you can't smell anything, nothing leaks.

But there are several questions to ask: Why should women always have disposable gloves with them just in case, when toilet paper can really be found in most of the toilets?

And even if you find the idea with the disposable gloves convincing: Why not buy the basic version in the drugstore, at a much cheaper price?

Or the disposal bags that are specifically made for this purpose and also cheaper?

For all these reasons, it is not really surprising that behind Pinky there are not women but two men who have no experience of their own with menstrual products and their disposal.

André Ritterswürden and Eugen Raimkulow met in the armed forces and then moved into a shared apartment with women.

It was there that they had the idea of ​​Pinky, they write on Instagram: "To be honest, as male roommates we were a little ... let's say 'amazed' when we looked into the bathroom bucket."


Yes, well, if the requirement for hygiene rubbish from women is that it should look as good as possible - then Pinky is definitely the product of choice.

More information at pinkygloves.de.