05 May 5 reasons to switch to our ultra-soft menstrual cups
A lot of the hesitancy from those still on the fence about using a cup is because the concept is so unfamiliar. Honestly, this is completely understandable especially when it comes to something that’s going inside your body, and will have such a big impact in your life. So, if you’re still on the fence here are five great reasons for you to make that switch to one of our ultra-soft menstrual cups. Who knows, maybe you will too soon be describing the cup as life-changing like so many other cup users have!
This has been one of the biggest reasons if not the biggest for a lot of menstruators to make the switch. On average one menstruator will use about 12 000 disposable menstrual care products in their lifetime! Now, if you make the switch to one of our ultra-soft cups which lasts up to 10 years, you’d be significantly reducing your waste. Of course, this also translates to your finances and will save you quite a bit of money in the long run as there’s no need to stock up on pads or tampons every month.
2) Menstrual cups hold three times more blood compared to pads and tampons
Menstrual cups collect blood instead of absorbing it like pads and tampons do. Because of this, you don’t have to empty your cup as often as you would need to change a pad or tampon. The recommended length of time you can leave your cup without emptying it is 12 consecutive hours, however if you’re having a heavy flow day you may have to empty it more often.
In recent years there’s been an awakening and movement (hence the increased popularity of cups) within the feminine care industry about how safe conventional period products really are. A lot of menstruators have realised that they’re actually not as harmless as we were led to believe. We now know that most if not all conventional period products are in fact saturated with toxic chemicals and materials. Scented pads are just one example of something that’s completely unnecessary and dangerous as the chemicals used to create the scent can irritate your skin. There’s also no need to mask the scent of your period, and this sentiment further perpetuates menstrual shame and stigma. Non-organic cotton tampons are laden with pesticides and bleach which then gets inserted and absorbed into the vagina and ultimatley the blood stream.
Our ultra-soft cups are 100% safe for your body! They’re made from certified medical-grade silicone which is the highest quality silicone available, and they’re free from phthalates, bleach, latex, plastic and BPA.
4) Ease and convenience
So, unlike pads and tampons if you have your period or suspect you may get your period soon you have to make sure that you at least have one extra pad or tampon with you. However, with a menstrual cup if you feel like your period might be near you can insert it so you don’t leak on clothing or underwear. This is especially helpful if you’re at work or in a public space.
If you have your period you don’t have to remember to pack extra menstrual care products because your cup is all you need. This also frees up a lot of time, stress and mental energy!
5) The relationship you have with your period and your body changes
Menstrual cups are designed and function in such a way that it’s inevitable for you to learn more about your period and your body. Cups will deepen the connection you have with your body because it will teach you how to work with your body, whether it’s trying to find a folding method that works specifically for you or just getting more acquainted with your beautiful anatomy. The fact that cups collect blood means that you’re able to experience your period from a different vantage point. You’re able to monitor more closely if there are any changes in your blood or if anything out of the ordinary takes place. It will make you more comfortable with your body, how it works and assist in alleviating any internalised shame or stigma you may have developed.