A menstrual cup is your alternative to tampons and pads.
It is a flexible, bell-shaped hygiene product made up of medical grade silicone which can easily be inserted into your vagina during menstruation to catch your blood.
With an extensive longevity, it can be used at a stretch of 8 hrs before it can be inserted again, simply by emptying the collected menstrual blood from it and washing it under the running water. Unlike, tampons and pads, it is far from the concept of absorbing blood and gives you a skin friendly, diseased free experience as per the Gynaecologists.
At the end of your periods, the cup can be sterilised by boiling water and be ready for next month use.
Not only will it be your one-time investment in 10 years (yes you read it right for a cup lasts as long as ten years until it loses its elasticity) but also it would be an eco- friendly choice. With an array of benefits available, the investment in a menstrual cup is surely a lucrative one.
Using a menstrual cup is the most cost effective method you can ever use in your periods today. Costing Rs 700 to 1000, you can be free from spending Rs 1000-2400 annually on sanitary Pads for almost ten years.Multiplying the annual expenditure on pads by ten makes a huge amount, and when you compare it to the price you paid for a cup; you are going to be surprised. What is better than the very thought that you will be no more occupied with your monthly purchases on sanitary pads?
Menstrual cups are the reusable hygiene product with almost negligible waste. It is believed that women use 120 to 150 kg of sanitary napkins in her lifetime which is non-biodegradable. These are the plastic napkins with no proper disposal system.
They are buried in a landfill on the outskirt of a city or they wash-up across the coastline. If not properly disposed of, these sanitary napkins also result Into drain blockage.Burning them is not a good choice as they release harmful toxins in the air that harm the environment significantly.
Menstrual cups are a convenient option for a woman with sensitive skin. Tampons and pads which are made up of chemicals may hurt the skin. Tampons with its synthetic fibres and deodorizer and pads with added fragrance, sort of chemicals, would leave rashes if left untouched for long and can lead to increased menstruation cramps.
Also as gynaecologists say, the menstrual cup does not interfere with your vaginal environment. Tampons cause 35% natural dryness, and 65% menstrual fluid is leading to vaginal dryness and infection.
Tampons with its synthetic fibres are very much known for causing bacterial blood infection Toxic shock syndrome (TSS). However, menstrual cups are not related to any such infections.
Also, menstrual blood on napkins when left for longer duration allows pathogens to thrive in it. Heaps of used sanitary napkins affect the health surrounding area, for they bring along a multiple of disease-causing bacteria.
Easy to Handle
Menstrual cups are very easy to use. They can be easily reused, stored and be ready for the next month use. They can be comfortably inserted and taken out. Cups can save you from leakage. Also, no longer you will be required to carry period’s related stuff in your bag. You can finally keep your periods private.
With so many added advantages, your investment in the menstrual cup is going to pay you a fair return. If you are still unsure about the suitability of menstrual cup why not visit your gynaecologist and get clear all your doubts. Get the best way out for yourself and have happy periods experience the next time.
Already purchased a menstrual cup? Then learn to use it the right way by watching this video!