11 Reasons You Should Start Using Menstrual Cup
Did you know that one woman use over 10,000 pads or tampons in their lifetime?
Wow, neither have we!
You’re sick of tampons and pads and you would like something better and cheaper?There is an alternative solution – menstrual cup.
Never heard about menstrual cups? Don’t worry! Keep reading to find out what is it and how can you use it.
Menstrual cup is a sort of silicone tampon. It’s inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood. All the menstrual fluids are collected into it (like reservoir). It’s flexible, latex-free, hypo-allergenic and completely safe. If you don’t have time or don’t want to think about changing a tampon or a pad every few hours, menstrual cup is a perfect solution for your period!
We know that ‘cup’ inside your vagina doesn’t sound very comfortable but it really is. Once you insert it, you can’t feel it anymore (just like tampons). It can be used during sports and swimming. With it, you will be able to experience freedom and convenience.
2. Less odor
Have you ever been embarrassed because of your menstrual odor? Sometimes, taking care of your hygiene is not enough. That’s because by using pads and tampons, your menstrual fluid is exposed to air causing menstrual odor.
Cup holds all menstrual fluids internally and eliminates odor and dampness. No more nasty smells!
3. Doesn’t cause dryness
Unlike tampons, menstrual cup doesn’t cause dryness or irritation. Cups are safer to use. With it, you can avoid allergies and already mentioned – annoying dryness.
4. Eco-friendly and reusable
The best thing about menstrual cups is definitely re-usability. They are more cost-effective because they can be used for up to 5 years! Think about how much money you can save!
Did you ever think where all those used pads and tampons end up? Well, most of them end up in the sea or in landfill.
Unfortunately, they aren’t easily biodegradable so they can remain there for hundreds of years. By using menstrual cup, you’re helping to reduce waste.
Imagine how many pads and tampons are out there if every woman uses around 10,000 pads/tampons during her lifetime. Should we be worried?
5. Easy to clean
Menstrual cups are made of silicone and silicone isn’t material that harbors bacteria. During your cycle, it’s enough to clean it in warm water. After you finish your period, it’s recommended to boil it for 5-10 minutes. It’s that simple!
6. They can be used when swimming
Just like tampons, this special cup can be worn during physical activities like sport and swimming. Finally you can feel comfortable during your period.
7. Greater capacity
Most cups are available in different sizes. Depending on your amount of flow, you can choose the size that suits you the best. Capacity is the most important factor when choosing the right menstrual cup. When you choose the right size, you can wear it for 12 hours!
8. 12-hour period protection
Yes, menstrual cup can be worn up to 12 hours! Many of women have a busy lifestyle so they don’t have time or place where they can easily remove their pad/tampon. Pads and tampons needs to be changed few times per day. It can be so annoying!
9. Cannot be felt while wearing
With it, you will forget that you have a period! Unfortunately, it’ doesn’t stops period cramps so you can’t totally forget that you have your period.
10. Can be worn during oral sex
Many women are hornier during their period. Unfortunately, for most of them, sex during a period is a big NO! They can’t relax because they are too worried about the smell and leaking blood. With menstrual cup, you can enjoy less messy intercourse. You will forget you have period (your partner also).
11. Saves you money
Did you know that an average woman spends around $200 per year on disposable pads and tampons? Menstrual cup is a one-time cost that can last for 5 years. Depending on the brand, price goes from $18 – $60. That means you will spend only around $12 per year for your period. Sounds great, right?