Menstrual Cups… Ewww! That’s disgusting!
I remember the first time I ever heard about menstrual cups. My friend was using one and my instant reaction was ewww! That’s disgusting!
Then over the next couple of years I began to hear more and more about them. After a while, my interest had been piqued and I began to look into them more. I read blog posts and articles and finally ordered myself one.
I haven’t looked back since. Menstrual cups are the best product for our periods!
So what’s so great about Menstrual Cups?
– A single cup can last you for over 10 years. If like me you spend approx $100-120 a year on menstrual products, over 10 years you could save almost $1200!
– No more running out of tampons or sanitary pads and having to make a quick dash to the shop.
– Reduce the waste you send to landfill. If you are on the journey to living more eco-friendly lifestyle this is the perfect zero-waste menstrual product.
– No more smelly periods. Did you know that it’s the chemicals that they put in tampons and sanitary pads that cause the smell? Periods feel so much cleaner with a menstrual cup.
– Cups can be left in for up to 12 hours so pop one in and enjoy the freedom it gives you. I often forget I’m even having a period.
Using Menstrual Cups
There is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using a menstrual cup for the first time. And it may seem a bit daunting and scary at first, but I promise you, it is definitely worth it! And once you’ve got the hang of it, your knowledge of understanding of your body and your menstrual cycle will empower you!
Learning how to get it in there can be a bit tricky at first. There are several folds to choose from, then how to pop it open once you’re in. You will get a little messy at first. But you soon realise, it’s just blood. It doesn’t smell and it is not disgusting!
Then there’s learning how often to take it out. When you first start out using a menstrual cup, you’ll take it out every couple of hours. You’ll be amazed by how little we actually menstruate. Then after a few cycles, you’ll learn just how often you need to empty it. They’re be days at the beginning and end of your cycle when you can pop it in in the morning and then forget about it until you go to bed!
Whatever your reasons for using a menstrual cup for the first time, you will find yourself being pleasantly surprised by just how much of a positive change it will have on your periods and on your attitude towards your periods.