Menstrual cups are here – Say good bye to sanitary pads
Recently there is too much of buzz about the eco-friendly menstrual cup, an awesome alternative to tampons and pads.
But not many did dare to try this amazing cup.
It’s time to know more about it and get one before you have your periods next month.
Do you think menstrual cup have been discovered very recently?
You will be amazed to hear that these have been manufactured around 1930 but U.S took time to adopt it in 1987 and now it’s in India.
Since then these cups have been there but now due to so much awareness, such awesome advertising and ecommerce, its easily available.
How well it works?
This flexible, small-sized cup is manufactured of latex and silicone therefore it collects the flow instead of absorbing.
Just before the flow, fold the cup steadily and insert it, similar to a tampon that has no applicator.
There are no chances of feeling it inside if you wear correctly. It is like wearing a copper T ring or diaphragm there.
The cup opens like a spring but you might require rotating it at first and then it rests against the vaginal walls.
It’s like a seal and prevents any type of leakages; the blood slowly drips into the menstrual container.
There are reusable as well as disposable ones. I did buy a reusable one and it is simply superb, I do not feel like using a sanitary pad anymore.
Removing is very easy though, just pull down the stem beneath and pinch to open the seal.
At first I did feel a bit nervous but I was eager to use it. It’s so easy and safe. Are you thinking about the cleaning part?
Empty the periods discharge and wash using soap. It’s good if you sterilize it after the end of periods every month, I do it to keep it germs free. Personal hygiene is of utmost importance.
I got it online from hygieneandyou, it’s easy you know but you can also buy from drugstores. Do not buy if pack is tampered.
Affordable and eco-friendly – The reusable ones are not very expensive. I got one from Orion and it did cost around Rs 640 and can last for years. Check and read reviews before buying. You are doing a favor to the environment, not putting too much waste.
Wear it for 12 hours – You need to change pads and tampons every 4-6 hours but cups can be worn for 12 hours.
It’s the best for overnight protection there will be no leaks. Once you get into the habit of wearing these, you do not need a liner. These cups hold around 1 ounce of liquid which is 2 times more than a sanitary napkin. It’s great for the days with heavy flow.
Least odor – Every woman hates the smell of menstrual blood and tries to find out ways of doing away with the bad smell. These cups are airtight and rightly sealed, no odor is leaked.
Very safe – Its safe, recommended by doctors as there are no toxic chemicals in it, thus les chances of bacterial infections. Wearing these cups you won’t get rashes or itchy feelings.
Sex without mess – Usually you need to take off these cups before intercourse but the disposable ones can be worn while having sex. The disposables ones are not dome shaped but look similar to a diaphragm.
So start using them. Beginning has to happen some day.