The menstrual cup is a clear alternative to tampons, a game-changer. At the end of 2019, I decided to make the change and switch to the menstrual cup, despite being a bit skeptical in the beginning.
In my case, I have the Fun Factory menstrual cup, which is made of silicone. It has two different sizes. Of course, there are other brands available in the market. For now, I can only give you my opinion about Fun Factory.
- A. 3.95cm in diameter. It is recommended for women who have not given birth naturally or women with short vaginal channels.
- B. 4.32cm in diameter. Recommended for women who have given birth naturally or for women over 30 years.
How to put the menstrual cup
The first time it is quite an odyssey. It was in my experience. It costs a bit to find the right position since it has nothing to do with a tampon. It is a matter of getting the trick and that’s it. It will not fall. That was the first thing that I thought, “you will see how this gets out and you make a big mess.” Well no. Once the vacuum is formed, it creates a kind of sealing thanks to suction.
5 reasons why to use a menstrual cup
- You save a lot of money a year in tampons and compresses.
- You can use it for up to 8 or 9 hours straight.
- They are made out of silicone.
- It is much more sustainable for the environment since we generate much less waste.
- The menstrual cup, if you take care of it and clean it properly, can last for years.
Pros and cons menstrual cup
The truth is that I see very few inconveniences, except when you put it on the first time, and the issue of cleaning it in case we are away from home. If the period was not yet such a big taboo topic more girls would use the cup.
Articles of reference about the menstrual cup
I leave the link to a study conducted by Lancet Public Health with 3,300 women on the use, safety, acceptance, and availability of the menstrual cup. The study is available only in English.
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