Let me give you 10 reasons why menstrual cups are good for you. Way better than tampons or pads. We all agree that everyone wants a happy vagina so keep on reading…

The menstrual cup is comfortable

If used correctly the menstrual cup sits quite low in the vagina compared to tampons but due to its flexible material (medical grade silicone) you cannot feel it at all (can’t say as much about tampons or big bulky pads!). it doesn’t block your flow and allow you to move freely without noticing the its presence. It allows the flow to go down naturally without blocking anything.

Menstrual cups do not cause vaginal dryness

That is because a cup collects the flow, unlike a tampon who can only absorb. There is much more in a vagina than just blood even during menstruation, those secretions are important and should not be absorbed. More than a quarter of the fluids absorbed by a tampon are, in fact, natural and necessary vaginal secretions. When you insert a tampon it just absorbs everything.

Menstrual cups have not been associated with TSS

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a potentially deadly bacterial illness. When a cup is inserted in your vagina, it’s protected from the air by a light seal on the vagina wall, that way the bacterias don’t develop as fast. It has been laboratory tested, and results have indicated that it is very unlikely to amplify the bacteria responsible for TSS. It is known that most of the cases of TSS that were tied to menstrual products occurred because tampons absorb menstrual fluids.

The menstrual cup, and the materials used to make are safe

The material has natural antibacterial properties, and washes clean. So menstrual cups are healthy and perfectly safe to re-use as recommended. Another interesting fact is that the FDA does not require that the ingredients in tampons and pads be listed anywhere in or on the package. Choose wisely what you put in the most absorbant part of your body.

Menstrual cups do not leak chemicals into the body

Since 1918 it has been known that toxins can be absorbed into the body through the vagina. Tampons contain bleached cotton, rayon/viscose fibers that get left behind inside you, and dioxin, which may be linked to cancer. Dioxin is the most toxic man-made substance known to science. Rayon/viscose, one of the main ingredients in tampons, consists of tiny strands of plastic (about 90%). It’s highly absorbent and usually chlorine-bleached.

Collect VS Absorb

An ecosystem in itself, your vagina keeps itself healthy and balanced. When you menstruate, your vagina continues to make fluids and beneficial bacteria that keep it healthy. Because tampons absorb these along with menstrual fluids. Your vagina gets dried out and bad bacteria get trapped. Tampons can hinder your vagina’s ability to regulate and clean itself and can lead to irritation and infection. A cup simply collect your flow without interfering with your natural balance.

You can wear it up to 8h

You can insert it in the morning when you wake up, empty it in the evening when you are back home and put it back during the night. It’s logistically very convenient. If you have a heavy flow you might want to empty it once at mid day. You can always find a toilet with a sink. If not simply wipe it with toilet paper or a wet wipe, or rinse it with a bottle of water. You can always wash it properly once you get home. A tampon needs to be changed every 4h so a cup lasts about 3 times longer.

You can have sex on your period

You can have oral sex with menstrual cups but if you want to have penetrative sex there are menstrual discs that have been designed with sex in mind. They look like a diaphragm, so they’re shaped like a dome (not like the usual bell). Your partner can’t feel them, and there’s no blood to worry about. Try Ziggy Cup and Lumma to name a couple.

You can do any kind of sports with a cup

You can do everything with a cup you can with a tampon and more: Yoga, pilates, horse riding, cycling, running and even swimming. Everything happens inside and is completely invisible and odorless.

The menstrual cup is invisible while in use

Once inside the menstrual cup is invisible. You won’t have any strings hanging out like with tampons. Feel sexy in your bikini or underwear.

You can sleep with your menstrual cup

Because a cup can be worn safely for over 8h, you can even sleep naked without any evidence that you have your period. Once you get the hang of inserting it, there’s no need to wear a backup pad or liner.If you prefer to be on the safe side use a period panty as back up. They are thin and will keep you from unfortunate sheet stains.

You can wear a menstrual cup ahead of time

When you are expecting your period on a due day and you don’t want to be taken by surprise at work, at the gym, on a date or wherever you may be. just insert your cup in the morning and feel safe when your period comes. We do not recommend you do this with tampons as it will dry you out and irritate your vagina to remove it while it’s not saturated with liquid.

The cup is reusable and can be sterilized

You can actually sterilize your cup by simply boiling it or using sterilizing tablets such as Milton. Although most women think pads and tampons are sterile, they are not.

Read more on how to clean your menstrual cup.

You’ll notice a much cleaner feeling while using a cup

There will be none of the common odor that usually comes with your period. You will notice it from the first time you use it. It’s once again thanks to the seal, it keeps the blood from the natural oxidation, you probably noticed that your tampon is rarely red when you remove it. The blood in the cup is.

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