Menstruation or periods are a monthly occurrence in women and you know how much pain, cramps, mood swings, uneasiness, and nausea they bring. And with all of this happening already, you don’t want sanitary pads/ tampons to add to the discomfort. Sanitary pads and tampons cause rashes, stains, have to be changed every 6 hours, and are not sustainable. Menstrual cups, on the other hand, save you from all this drama. You want to know how? We present to you the Top 10 Reasons to switch to Menstrual cups right now!
Menstrual cups save you a lot of money. A menstrual cup can approximately cost you anything from Rs 300 to Rs 800 or more depending on which brand you purchase, whether it comes with Menstrual Cup Wash and Menstrual Cup Lubricant in it or not! All in all, they are pocket-friendly since it is a one-time purchase and you are free for a couple of years after buying one.
The amount of waste that is produced by sanitary napkins and other menstrual products is INSANE! Menstrual cups do not cause much harm to the environment because they are reusable and last up to 10 years. It is safe to say that menstrual cups are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Reusable menstrual cups are durable and can last for 6 months to 10 years with proper care. Reusable menstrual cups should be washed and wiped clean before being reinserted into your vagina. So get rid of disposable sanitary pads & tampons and switch to menstrual cups right away.
Good for Vaginal Health
Sanitary pads & tampons’ absorbency dries out the mucous membrane by over wicking natural moisture in your vagina. Menstrual cups do not disrupt the natural lubricating ability of the vagina nor does it interfere with the natural process of shedding menstrual blood, dead cells, and bacteria.
No odour, stains and rashes
Whether you have sensitive skin or not, you will still get rashes between your legs by the end of your periods and that feels so uneasy. Sanitary pads also add to odor and stains. With a menstrual cup, you need not worry about menstrual odor, stains, and rashes.
Can still engage in physical activities
You could never participate in physical activities or sports without feeling tensed about staining your pants, right? But, you know what? The menstrual cup sits so comfortably inside you, making it easy for you to do all your daily activities, sports, and even swimming without any burden.
Menstrual cups are not ‘life limiting’ unlike Sanitary Pads
Sanitary pads often contain harmful chemicals like chlorine and use artificial fragrances along with plastic-based fibers which are not friendly to the skin at all. They have negative effects on women’s health varying from serious infections to long-term health disorders. On the other hand, menstrual cups are made of medical-grade silicone, rubber, and latex which have no known side effects. Do you not think this is reason enough to switch to menstrual cups?
Suitable for everyone
Most women complain about the size of sanitary napkins that it does not absorb much blood and it’s either too small or too big for them. Well, I have news for you! Menstrual cups come in various sizes. Small cup, if you have not given birth or given birth through C-sec (surgery), Medium or Large cup if you have given birth vaginally or if you have heavy blood flow, and Extra Small cup if you are sexually inactive or still a teenager. Sorted, isn’t it?
Can be worn during Sex
Disposable menstrual cups can be worn during sex as they are positioned directly below the cervix, are made of soft material, and are intended for a single-use. Although reusable ones cannot be worn during sex because they are designed to sit lower in the vaginal canal, away from the cervix. But, it’s fascinating!
Can be worn with IUDs
Let me first introduce you to IUD. It is a piece of T-shaped plastic (about the size of a quarter) that is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. And the news is that you can use a menstrual cup if you have an IUD.