Using a menstrual cup.
When I am on my period, I use a menstrual cup and I have done so for more than a year.
I get a lot of comments about how wrong it is but I do not understand at all. Using a menstrual cup is healthier, easier, more sustainable and more economical. And it is both zero waste! Did you know that a woman will use 3600 pads or tampons on average in 10 years? And that all ends up on a landfill somewhere, destroying our planet.
Why I use a menstrual cup over pads and tampons:
- While tampons and pads absorb a menstrual cup simply collects, which eliminates irritation and dryness while ensuring the natural PH balance is kept intake.
- Pads and tampons often contain problematic additives and chemicals like perfume, lotion, glue, chlorine and bleach while menstrual cups are made from silicone, a natural material that is both hygienic and antibacterial.
- A menstrual cup is reusable in contrast to pads and tampons that you have to purchase continuously.
- You only have to change your menstrual cup every 12 hours while pads and tampons are usually changed every 2-4 hours.
- You can use the menstrual cup over night.
- A menstrual cup is secured by a light vacuum which means no more leaking and constant uncertainty
The menstrual cup that I use is from https://www.organicup.eu/ and I could not be more satisfied, it comes with a small organic cotton bag to keep it in and in bidegradable packaging.
How to use it:
- Boil it when you get your period before inserting it to make sure it is completely clean
- Insert it (instructions come with the purchase and are so simple)
- Wear it for 12 hours
- Change it
- Boil it when your period ends
- Place back in your cotton bag and reuse on your next cycle