A menstrual cup is a type of reusable sanitary product – it’s a small funnel-shaped, flexible cup. Because it’s made of medical grade silicone, it can be sterilised and reused over and over again, for up to 10 years.
The shape ensures it fits comfortably in your vagina and creates a seal. Once you get the hang of it you will not even know it was there – you get on with your job and let it simply collect your period.
Did you know the menstrual cup was invented way back in 1937?
What are the key BENEFITS of using a menstrual cup?
Here is my take on the most important ones:
- FINANCIAL SAVING – they can last around 10 years so MASSIVE savings can be made!
- REUSABLE PRODUCT – means WASTE FREE, reducing your carbon footprint!
- JUST 1 CUP – usage is not dependent on your flow – no need to have an assortment of products for light to heavy days.
- LESS CHANGES REQUIRED – they hold more blood than pads or tampons and can be left in for up to 12 hours!
- SAFE MATERIAL – made of medical grade silicone.
- GENTLE – hypoallergenic
- NON-TOXIC – they are Latex, Phlalate, BPA and Dioxin free.
Whether you have light, very heavy or just plain unpredictable periods – I have a question for you:
This may well happen to YOU – UNBELIEVABLE isn’t it?
Hard to imagine but that means you can go about your day without slotting in a toilet break, at the right intervals, or worse – having to cut something short as you REALLY MUST GO!
Cups have a way of educating too. They will help you learn about your natural cycle! No doubt we have all imagined how much blood we lose. Well you will discover it’s not nearly as much as you thought!
Given DISPOSABLE sanitary products are the norm just now, I think it is worth noting some further benefits compared to tampons and pads.
Menstrual Cups versus Tampons
- Safer as you are not at risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) – a rare bacterial infection associated with tampons.
- The cup “collects” fluid unlike tampons which absorb menstrual fluid along with natural moisture – creating an imbalance which can change pH levels and also be the cause of discomfort.
- No fibres can be left behind
Menstrual Cups versus Pads
- As pads are much bigger, you need to carry a whole assortment around with you – no need with a cup!
- You will become less aware of your FLOW as the cup collects inside – you will not get that wet feeling.
- Cups can give you freedom you never imagined as a pad user – like going swimming during your period!
So now you’re aware of all these benefits – are you ready to GIVE A CUP A GO?
If not, don’t worry as I have plenty more to share in my next blog – Menstrual Cups And My Journey!
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