Menstrual Cup is a step towards hassle-free period and saving the environment from the harmful effects of sanitary napkins and tampons. A menstrual Cup is a type of female hygiene product which is made of medical grade silicone, shaped like a bell and is flexible. It is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch menstrual fluid (blood).
Why should you use it?
It is a healthy, reusable and Eco-friendly substitute to the Sanitary Napkins and Tampons. Unlike tampons and pads, the Cup collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it.
Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it.
Most of these are 100% platinum silicon based cups. They are eco-friendly, easy to use, hygienic, reusable, economical and non-allergic.
How is Menstrual Cup better than Tampons or Pads?
It is eco-friendly. Menstrual cup is reusable
It is wallet-friendly. Menstrual cups have an average life of 10 years.
It is long-lasting. You can leave it in for 12 hours. Tampons/Pads need to be changed every 4 to 8 hours, depending on your flow. But cups can stay in longer, so they’re good for overnight protection.
There is less odor. Menstrual blood can start to smell when it’s exposed to air. But your cup forms an airtight seal.
It is safe. Experts say it’s safer than a tampon, because it has a lower risk of toxic shock syndrome, bacterial infection. When compared to a pad, there’s no chance of chafing or rash.
When should you use it?
Just before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon without an applicator. Used correctly, you shouldn’t feel it once it is in.
To remove it, you pull the stem sticking out the bottom and pinch the base to release the seal. Then you just empty, wash with soap and water, and replace. At the end of your cycle, you can sterilize your cup in boiling water.
Where can I buy it from?
There are so many brands of menstrual cups available these days. To name a few, you can buy from our Feminine Care aisle.
Have a pain free and hassle-free period.