You no longer have to buy tampons or pads. A menstrual cup may cost $30-40 up front but it will last you for years. Yes some recommend replacing once a year, but I don't find that necessary. My main reason for getting one was creating less waste. Oh and since you all know there might be an oncoming Zom-pocalypse, every girl will need one. These are a survival must!
So let's make a simple list of why I love it:
- As I mentioned, no more irritating pads or tampons to dry you out or take up space in the cabinet!
- Can be kept in up to 12 hours, depending on flow.
- Cheaper in the long run.
- Comes in two sizes, a smaller one for pre-child birth or for girls who have not had intercourse yet, and a larger size for those who have heavier flow and or have had children.
- Won't have to worry about morning accidents, unless you have heavy flow I would still use caution and wear a liner.
- You won't have stinky tampons or pads to deal with, especially when your bathroom trash doesn't get taken out often. You just dump the contents into the toilet when you empty,
- It's reusable
- No need to wear underwear, especially useful if you like to only wear boxer shorts to bed, or nothing at all!
- Lastly, I do not do this but I have heard some women use their blood in the garden. I suppose it makes for a good fertilizer. Like blood meal. I'm not really at that point in my journey, might not ever be. I just threw that out there in case you want to research it further.
The first one I purchased was the Diva Cup. It's small, very pliable and comfortable. Once you learn how to put it in properly you should not feel anything at all.
I thought I lost the Diva Cup at one point, later discovered it buried under my sink somewhere. Anyways I had bought another. This time I wanted to try the Lunette. I got the bigger size for heavier flow, much easier so on long work days I do not need to worry about it.
Comparing the two, I like the Lunette better and they come in a few cool colors. I'm not really here to sell you on either. My main goal was to get you aware of these items. It's a wonder more women don't use these. Please spread the word and get women to know about the healthy alternative. I hope I covered everything.
Do you have any questions? I don't care how embarrassing you think it might be, feel free to ask. I'm here to help. Leave a message on this blog post, you don't have to use your real name and I wont spam you at your email address. You never know, other women might be wondering the same questions, and someone has to get the question ball rolling! Have you used these or any other menstrual cup? I would love to hear your opinions!