DURING PERIODS FROM NOW ON- SAY YES TO MENSTRUAL CUPS
Periods aren’t a cakewalk. Along with dealing with cramps, one has to make sure to be protected during your heavier days. Some women can wear just a tampon or a maxi pad. Others have to double up and wear both — and change them frequently. If you’re dealing with this month after month. We probably wonder if there’s a better, more convenient, and eco-friendly way to go with your flow.
There comes to our solution – menstrual cups.
Menstrual cups have quickly become a popular alternative to tampons and pads. They are long-lasting and reusable while some are disposable. Do you think you are switching the right alternative?
While it might seem like menstrual cups popped up overnight, they’ve been around in some form since the 1800s. In 1867, the first patent for a menstrual cup design got awarded. In 1937- Leona Chalmers developed one of the first commercial menstrual cups. However, women during this time opted for menstrual pads instead of tampons and menstrual cups which were viewed as a risk.
Even though menstrual cups were around in the 50s and 60s, they still weren’t widely embraced. Today, more and more women are using menstrual cups. They’ve been proven to be safe and very effective. Another benefit of using them — they’re more eco-friendly than pads and tampons. It also eliminates the hassle tussle to change pads and tampons at regular intervals.
A menstrual cup is a flexible cup that’s designed for use inside the vagina during your period to collect blood. Most menstrual cups are made of silicone or rubber. If one is sensitive to latex, you should buy silicone cups to avoid any issues.
“You can use a cup through your cycle, but you might need to change it more often on heavy flow days to guard against leaking. To do this, just remove and rinse your cup after 12 hours, or when leaking occurs,” says Dr. Higgins.
ADVANTAGES of Menstrual Cup –
- One time investment and use for a long time
- They come in adjustable sizes.
DISADVANTAGES of Menstrual Cup –
- Difficulty to insert
- Regular sterilization required.
Now have a hassle-free, happy and safe period.