Menstrual cups are an innovative invention that is changing the way women are selecting period products.With the focus on the massive ecological footprint of using non-biodegradable sanitary pads and tampons, menstrual cups are a long-term convenient investment that is eco-friendly.
Here are ten things to consider before switching to menstrual cups.
You can reuse your cup after purchasing it by boiling it after each period and storing it in a clean and dry place. While you may have to purchase sanitary products such as pads and tampons on a monthly basis, menstrual cups are cost-effective long-term solutions for reducing monthly expenses.
Cups can last up to five years if properly cared for. Emptying period blood after each use and sterilising at the end of your period are examples of proper care.
3. They are completely hygienic
A high-quality cup is made of medical-grade silicone, which means it was manufactured safely and can be inserted into the body without causing any side effects.
Cups come in a variety of sizes and can be worn for up to twelve hours. This means that you can wear a cup overnight without fear of staining or leakage.
A menstrual cup is flexible and can be folded up to fit over the cervix without damaging the hymen. Almost 60% of women tear their hymens in activities unrelated to intercourse, and an intact hymen is not a sign of sexual experience.
Unlike tampons, cups pose almost no risk of developing toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Due to their rough surface and additive allergens or deodorants, pads can cause rashes and chafe. Menstrual cups, on the other hand, have been medically approved as being free of allergens and irritative deodorants.
Cups are designed to hold nearly 30ml of blood, which is the total amount you will bleed out. Unless you have a particularly heavy period, the chances of the cup overflowing are extremely low.
Finding the right cup for you may require some trial and error, but most cups are available in extra small, small, and large sizes to accommodate your menstrual flow and comfort.
When properly inserted, the cup is comfortable enough to be forgotten about and allows you complete freedom of movement, unlike pads, which can shift and move.
For their many benefits and environmentally friendly nature, millions of women have switched to menstrual cups. Don't be afraid of a little trial and error if it means a lifetime of comfort.