Today is World Ocean Day, which is incredibly significant for us as a sustainable, environmentally conscious brand! Worldwide, over 700 000 pantyliners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million pads are flushed down the toilet every single day, most of which end up in the ocean. Aside from all the toxins in conventional menstrual products, they’re made of mostly plastic and can take up to 800 years to break down. This is why we’re committed to helping our menstruators go zero-waste with our ultra-soft menstrual cups. This week, we have an extra special blog post written by Aurora co-founder of The CORA Project. We sent Aurora the Oshun Blue Ultra-soft menstrual cup and she has written about her experience below:
It took me about 3 years of considering switching to the menstrual cup to actually give it a shot. After much consideration, I tried and to put it bluntly – it was pretty scary. The cup got stuck while trying to remove it as I couldn’t reach the little tail to get the cup out. I spent half an hour ‘YouTubing’ and calling every person I knew who used the cup. Finally, I got it out and I was told to “give it another chance”. So, I did and after a few months I finally learned how to manoeuvre the cup in and out with ease. My sister later also tried the cup for the first time and sure enough she was on the phone to me in a panic struggling to remove it too.
After seeing Sheba post about their new ultra-soft menstrual cup range that had – get this – a little loop at the bottom to make it easier to remove, I had to try it. I started using the Sheba cup when I started my last period and honestly have asked myself every time I remove it why all menstrual cups don’t have a loop at the bottom? This would make the experience (especially for first time cup tryers) so much easier! I personally also love the colour (bright turquoise) as I found that my previous cup, that was a transparent white colour, started discolouring after a while. All in all I am loving the Sheba cup and would recommend!
Aurora – Co-founder of The CORA Project + period activist