Menstruating cups collect the blood flow instead of absorbing the blood like tampons or pads. They are environmentally friendly, less costly and serve the purpose well. They have been around since the 1930’s with most women being satisfied with using the cup rather than the tampons and pads. So if you’re planning on switching to a cup it might actually be a good idea. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should consider a cup.
Lasts a long time
A typical reusable cup will last a minimum of ten years! Yes! Ten years! That’s a lot of time. It is therefore an investment that provides good value to your money. There are disposable cups and cups to be disposed after a year too. In comparison to tampons and pads, cups have a longer lifetime.
Easy to use
Learning how to wear menstrual cup correctly is a very easy task. There is almost all the necessary details available online and the manuals with the cup packaging can be very helpful. Once you get the hang of inserting the cup and emptying it, menstruating cups would be your top choice. They are less messy and can be used with much ease. Most importantly they don’t have to be changed as frequently as tampons and pads.
A typical menstrual cup costs only about $30 to $40. Being a long term investment of almost ten years it is a very cheaper alternative that is also environmentally friendly.
Less visits to the restroom
The best part of switching to the cup is that you can minimize visits to the restroom. Cups can hold up to 12hours worth of menstrual blood. Which means you have to less frequently visit the restroom. This is especially useful if you’re travelling or staying at another person’s place. Disposing the blood is also much simpler and you don’t require any bins.
Menstruating cups have proven to have half as much leakages in comparison to tampons and pads. If you are having a heavy flow then a cup would be the best option. Most people find the cup to leak only the beginning of use when they didn’t insert it properly. After that it has been a happy journey.
Tampons and pads are loaded with chemicals to absorb and retain. They are not environmentally or health friendly. Cups are the healthiest sanitary option to deal with menstrual bleeding.
On a happy side note, cups can be used in pools with no problems whatsoever. Menstrual cups are a great option despite age or make. Try switching to a cup, you will definitely not regret your decision.