What is a menstrual cup?
The menstrual cup, also known as period cup or lady cup is a viable alternative to disposable sanitary pads and tampons. It's comfortable, soft and flexible. The menstrual cup once placed in the vagina collects the menstrual flow instead of absorbing it. Because it is reusable it lets you save money and at the same time is regardful of the environment, because using it you will contribute to reduce the waste that will end up in landfill. With a menstrual cup your menstruation period will be more pleasant and let’s say it green.
The menstrual cups we have selected and you will find in our e-shop are produced with safe and non allergic materials like medical silicone, platinum silicone and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer).
Why to use the menstrual cup?
There are many reasons to change your habits and use the mestrual cup. The most important is your freedom. Properly positioned inside the vagina there will be no more leakage which will allow you to wear your dearest lingerie or underwear during the days of the cycle without having to think about the thread that comes out from the vagina when tampon is used or needing to wear underwear with large horse in order to withstand the sanitary pad. The menstrual cup protects your health, you will not suffer vaginal dryness irritation because it does not alter the balance of the vaginal mucosa, no bacteria can remain on the smooth surfaces of the lady cups and you won’t have the risk synthetic microfibers could remain inside your body, as is the case of disposable tampons. In addition, using the menstrual cup your body will not be in contact with harm chemicals. You can carry it in your purse inside the bag that comes along with them, so you will be “ready” in case your menstruation comes when you are out of home. The silicone cup or TPE cup are ideal for traveling and playing any sport. The menstrual cup is economic because its reusable for several years (5 to 10 years) and within a few months you will have the return of its cost . The menstrual cup is very ecological, with its use there will be no longer disposable sanitary pads or disposable tampons in the trash which are considered high polluting and difficult to dispose. With the lady cup no more pads or tampons will be floating between the pipes of the house and our water. With the menstrual cup you spend less time in the bathroom to do the change because in fact it can hold much more liquid than sanitary pads or tampons.
At first time the idea of using the menstrual cup can be perplexing, but it has too many advantages and benefits to be ignored.
It is not difficult to understand why menstrual cups are not as famous and known as atampons even if were born in the same period ( 30's). The main reasons are mainly social:
-With the menstrual cup is necessary to have a greater awareness of your body than tampons, and it was not well seen in the past "touch and explore", that’s why the consumption was restrained.
-The menstrual cup is reusable, so you need only one cup for years unlike disposable products. So there is not a strong interest in marketing it.With the awareness of how pollutant are the disposable pads or tampons and respect of the body and environment there is a new impetus in the market.