This January was my first try of my menstrual cup use. If I like it? Well I must say it feels safer than a tampon.
I read about it maybe for two years before deciding to jump on this blood bath. Yes, I was scared to accumulate so much blood and not be able to handle it. Well, you can. You can handle you. And this whole thing is you.
They have a guideline for females, depending on their life situation. They advice females being older than 25+ and pregnant, should use size medium. Or try and see. There is so much to read and know before buying, also speak open about this so people can educate themselves and feel more free talking about this.
I went for size small, and I’m over 30 and no kids. Everything depends on yourself and how you are “designed” down there. Everyone is unique.
I won’t go into details on how to insert it, but it is hard at first lol but then you just get use to it. What I liked about it was the fact, it felt safe during my gym session and I was more active and it gave me power to push harder and heavier. Honestly, when I’m on my period I’m more active than when I’m not? Really strange, well at least at the gym.
Benefits using a menstrual cup are:
- Unlike tampons, menstrual cups don’t dry the vagina. This preserves the healthy bacteria that protect you from vaginal infections.
- Menstrual cups aren’t associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS), which is a rare, life-threatening condition linked to tampon use.
- Menstrual cups don’t contain chemicals found in tampons and pads, such as bleach and dioxin. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)Trusted Source, some dioxins are known to cause cancer in humans.
- Many women report having less severe cramping when using cups, although no clinical studies have been performed to support this.
- Menstrual fluid develops an odor when exposed to air. Cups eliminate this issue.
- Most women report that they don’t even feel the cup when it’s in place. In my opinion, I don’t feel it at all.
- Reusable menstrual cups are environmentally friendly. The Women’s Environmental Network reports that each year more than 400 million poundsTrusted Source of sanitary pads, tampons, and tampon applicators end up in landfills.
I bough my cup via HeyGirls, it is company run by a mother and two daughters. Single mother that wanted to create something we all females need but affordable, helping girls to remove that bad stigma of periods like it is a sin, helping to prevent period poverty. Because a lot of people find it shameful, many young girls don’t go to school and become more insecure and some females don’t have money to get decent and good pads or less toxic. Educate your kids and the people around you, and maybe create more brands that are helping young girls to still feel safe.
Anyhow, I like what HeyGirls are doing in the UK. It was an idea I had myself before, I’m glad this is getting more and more awareness. Specially sustainability involved.
“Hey Girls – to offer you a no leak, super comfy, chlorine and bleach free, environmentally friendly product that tackles period poverty in the UK. How? Well that’s simple – all the profits from our Buy One Give One products go directly to help girls and young women in need – no fat cat shareholders taking a payout. So that means for every box you buy we give a box away- yep just that straightforward.”
I’m super happy with mine and really advice everyone else to start. Saves so much money. Better for the environment, and I’m so surprised I feel so safe using it while exercising.
Only cost: £8.95 cheaper than most and help young girls.