Why switch from tampons to a Menstrual Cup?
Most women receive a monthly visit from Aunt Flow, they usually stick in a tampon, throw it away, and buy some more.
But what are we doing for the environment?
We are flooding the environment with toxic products that take several years to disintegrate. One use and to the trash it goes! Why add to the pile of used tampons when you can use a menstrual cup?
A menstrual cup is a reusable feminine hygiene product. They are available in different sizes and colors. It is a flexible funnel-shaped cup made of rubber or silicone that you insert into your vagina to collect your period blood.
It can hold more blood than other methods, guiding many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. Depending on your flow you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours.
Once you discover the wonders of wearing a menstrual cup, you’ll ditch tampons for good!
Both tampons and menstrual cups are inserted into your vagina, but one is more comfortable than the other. Can you guess which one provides the best comfort? — menstrual cups, hands down! And yes, using a menstrual cup takes practice, but it’s not rocket science.
To insert right before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon. You shouldn’t feel it. It is similar to putting in a diaphragm or a birth control ring (if you've ever done this)
Your cup will spring open and rest against the walls of your vagina. It forms a seal to prevent leaks. The blood then simply drips into the cup.
You’re Helping the Environment
Some menstrual cups can last up to 10 years. Cups are eco-friendly and money savers. Instead of spending thousands on tampons you can start saving money by using menstrual cups. A reusable cup will cost you $30 to $40 but will last forever. Using menstrual cups also means less waste in landfills and the environment will thank you!
Did you know? The Women’s Environmental Network reports more than 400 million pounds of sanitary pads, tampons, and tampon applicators end up in landfills each year.
There Will Be Blood but No Leaks
There is a menstrual cup for every flow. Whether you have a heavy or light flow, there is a menstrual cup for you. Depending on your flow you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours. Cups can hold more blood than other methods, leading many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. They are great for overnight protection. Once you get the hang of it, you will not need to wear a backup pad or liner.
With a menstrual cup, there will be no checking because there’ll be no leaks. The only time there is a chance of a leak while wearing a menstrual cup is if you haven’t inserted it properly or it’s the wrong size or shape.
Farewell Leaks. Hello Confidence!
Better for your health.
Have you ever seen the ingredients listed on a box of tampons? Toxic ingredients found in tampons today include aluminum, alcohols, fragrance additives and hydrocarbons. Worst of all, tampon bleaching processes leave behind dioxin. I am not going anywhere near my most sacred spot with this.
This can cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome which is a rare, life-threatening condition linked to tampon use)
Another positive, you won’t cringe each type you change your menstrual cup because they block and cut foul odors. A tampon doesn’t have the ability to do that. See, when blood is exposed to air it results in natural oxidation. A menstrual cup has a seal that ensures that blood doesn’t come into contact with air. You’ll feel cleaner because there’ll be no damp feeling and no string sticking out.
Since you can use the menstrual cups for several years, you can have one on you at all times. You’ll never run out of menstrual cups as you do with tampons. Once you find the perfect fit and learn how to use your menstrual cup, they are extremely comfortable to wear. You shouldn’t feel your menstrual cup if you’ve inserted the cup correctly. You should also be able to move, jump, sit, stand, and do other everyday activities without your cup falling out. The cups are compact and easy to carry.
If you want another emergency method that’s not a menstrual cup we suggest period panties? You can wear period panties on days you think your period will start and when it does simple insert a cup.