A menstrual cup is a clean, safe and hygienic (but reusable) alternative to disposable tampons and pads. They last several years and are very affordable.
It is basically a soft and flexible cup made out of medical grade silicone, which is folded into a smaller shape, then inserted into the vagina like a non-applicator tampon. There, it expands open naturally, forming a light seal with the vaginal walls. But instead of absorbing menstrual fluid, the menstrual cup collects it. Then it is removed, emptied, cleaned and re-used.
Made out of 100% medical grade silicone, the menstrual cup is a healthier, more eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads and tampons. It is safe, hygienic, and can be used even by people who are sensitive to latex. Some brands offer only clear cups and some have colors.
It is far more comfortable than a tampon or pad since it’s shape and suppleness adapts perfectly to the vagina walls. it doesn’t leak allowing you to use it in any situation (sleeping, swimming, running etc).
Menstrual cups are the healthy, ecological and economical alternative to all those disposables.