Honestly, 6 years ago, I wasn't keen on the idea. Cloth menstrual pads. Hmm... It goes against all I knew. Now, 5 years of cloth diapering later....
Why not? They're great! And reusable. And natural. And clean.
There's all sorts of information online about them. All I can say is that they are really fun to make and way more beautiful than the landfill disposables. I mean, is that really what we want to leave for the archaeologists of the future???
The following link was my first stumble and revelation: http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/sanitarypads.htm
Cloth toilet paper is the bomb too!