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My Menstrual Cup

lena menstrual cup

Last week was my first time using a menstrual cup. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about these cups over the years, but I was skeptical towards the hype. That is, until I realized that there is a valid reason for the hype. Now that I’m on-board with this fancy little cup, here are some reasons why I am loving it.

 

I love my menstrual cup because it is:’

 

      • Convenient:

        I am usually the worst about packing extra tampons to keep while on-the-go. This may be TMI, but I’ve bled through my pants far too many times because I didn’t have enough tampons or didn’t pack any. I like the cup because it is the only product you need during your entire cycle. No need to worry about packing extras or running low. Also, you can wear this thing for up to 12 hours before emptying it. That is way more convenient for me than changing a tampon every 3-4 hours.

      • Cost-effective:

        This is probably the reason I’m most excited about. I am saving so much money by using the menstrual cup instead of tampons. With the decent price of $25-$30, this cup replaces the need to buy $7 boxes of tampons each month.

      • Eco-friendly:

        According to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, approximately 43 million women in the U.S. alone use tampons. They also estimate that each tampon-user buys over 11,000 tampons during her lifetime. This is just one of the disposable menstrual products used during periods. Imagine all of the landfill waste that is created from pads, tampons, and panty liners combined. The menstrual cup is reusable and long-lasting, which helps minimize landfill waste. Definitely a fan of this being a more environmentally-friendly option.

      • Comfortable:

        I was scared to try the menstrual cup at first because some a few reviews mentioned it not fitting comfortably in the beginning. Luckily, I did not experience this issue. I was surprised by how comfortable it felt. Whenever I used tampons, I felt like I had to readjust it throughout the day to make it fit better. I did not have that issue when using the menstrual cup.

      • Conversation Starter:

        Periods are one of those things that people avoid talking about. It seems taboo to bring up the subject, which is ridiculous because women make up approximately half of the world’s population. This cup has led me to start conversations about periods with all of my friends, my boyfriend, his family, my family, and my one co-worker. I received mixed reactions to openly discussing my period. Some people did not want to engage in a conversation about periods with me. But most of the people were curious by the fact that I was enjoying my cup enough to share how it has changed my views on period. It has been an interesting experience talking to both men and women about such a “taboo” subject.

 

 

                       Have you ever used a menstrual cup?

 

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