Are you thinking about giving a menstrual cup a go, but you're not completely convinced yet? We’re here to help you make that final decision.
Trying out a menstrual cup when you’re used to pads or tampons can be daunting, we know. It’s a boundary that needs to be crossed, but we believe that if you give it a try you’ll never look back. We’ve put together 8 reasons why you should consider a menstrual cup as your new go-to during periods.
1. It's a one-time purchase
The cup is a budget friendly alternative to traditional period products. Instead of going to your local store every month to buy pads and tampons, you can just grab your menstrual cup. Every month, for years if you take proper care of it. It eliminates the need for disposable products, which means less expenses and clutter on your part. That’s a pretty good deal, if we may say so.
2. It's a healthy alternative to pads and tampons
Our menstrual cups are made from medical-grade silicone, which means they won’t become a breeding ground for yeast or bacteria, which can be a problem with traditional pads that harbor a lot of moisture. Because cups collect blood instead of absorbing it, the risk of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is lowered significantly. This means you can have your period without worrying about dangerous diseases and infections.
3. You will be doing the environment a favor
Do you know how much waste is associated with pads and tampons? In one pad there’s the equivalent of four plastic bags worth of plastic. The average womxn goes through between 5.000 and 15.000 pads or tampons during her lifetime. That’s a lot of plastic bags. And most of that plastic goes straight to landfills, because it’s deemed unfit for recycling due to sanitary reasons. Whereas hygiene products like pads and tampons are a huge contributor to plastic-waste, our menstrual cup is a zero-waste solution. There’s no plastic to be found here, so you can have your period guilt-free and trust that you are contributing to a positive change.
4. It will last you all day
Our smallest menstrual cup can hold 25ml of blood, and our biggest cup can hold 38ml. In comparison, the average tampon holds between 5-10ml, and the average pad holds between 5-15ml. The math says it all, with a cup you don’t have to worry about tending to your period every few hours. Your cup can stay in all day, depending on your flow.
5. It's free from harmful chemicals
There are no dangerous chemicals in our menstrual cups. The cups are plastic, BPA and latex-free, making it completely safe and hypoallergenic. We’ve made sure that there are no toxins lurking about that can interfere with your vagina’s health. On the contrary, pads and tampons are known to contain dangerous levels of pesticides and dioxins, a by-product of bleaching cotton, and phthalates which are cancerous and harmful to the reproductive system.
6. It's leak-proof, and you're free to do any activity you like
After putting up your menstrual cup, it pops open and aligns with the walls of your vagina, creating slight suction that keeps the blood from spilling over and going where it shouldn’t. The design behind our menstrual cups means you can do any activity with it. You can go swimming, trekking, horseback riding or anything else you can think of. There are no boundaries.
7. You will feel better
Pads are notoriously known for creating a humid, ill-smelling and uncomfortable scene in your undergarments. The combination of sweat, old blood and the lack of airflow can produce an odor that’s hard to ignore, and the feeling of plastic rubbing against your genitals just isn’t pleasant. And then there’s the horrible feeling of pulling out a dry tampon, not recommended. You don’t have to put up with these issues though. A menstrual cup will keep you odor-free, it won’t make you feel dry and with a little bit of practice inserting it, you won’t even notice it’s there.
8. One product to eliminate them all
Pads, overnight pads, tampons, panty-liners. Depending on where you are in your menstruation, you might opt for different types of products. Those first nights often call for an extra big pad, and those last days panty liners are handy. For many, periods come with a whole arsenal of products. They take up the place, and they’re costly. With a menstrual cup, that arsenal becomes unnecessary. You can use the cup both at the beginning and at the end of your period, on your days with heavy flow and on the days with less, during the day or during the night. It’s an all-problem solution, and that’s really what makes it so great.
So, convinced yet? We think now is the perfect time for you to give the menstrual cup a try. Head on over to this page to grab yours now and start enjoying the benefits.