Pads and tampons are the well-known feminine hygiene products that have been used and are still being used by a large number of ladies to manage their flow. Menstrual cups are a great alternative but unless you’ve personally tried one or know someone who uses them, then the whole thing will remain a mystery to you. What’s a menstrual cup? You may ask. It’s another option to tampons and pads that sits inside the vagina to collect menstrual fluid instead of absorbing it. It is reusable and therefore makes it possible to replace a long time worth of disposable products. The cups are environmentally-friendly, convenient, comfortable and above all very cost-effective.
Femmy Cycle cups are very safe as compared to tampons. A good number of women who have used tampons can tell you the risk of developing toxic shock syndrome, something that has once been reported to be associated with a menstrual cup. Although we cannot clearly assume that menstrual cups are 100% safe, they are better. The ability to be reused makes menstrual cups better for the environment since there is less garbage generated when you use a cup than when you use pads or tampons.
About affordability, Mooncup somehow cost a lot. Depending on the brand and the type, a single cup runs for $20-$40. As an up-front cost, that’s quite a lot. But if you do a reality check, you will realize that in the long-run, they cost less as compared to using disposable products. We earlier said that menstrual cups are convenient. Yes they are. But at times, they could cause you a little discomfort when you’re in an inconvenient place. Lucky enough, the cup can hold a ‘ton’ of blood before you’re in any danger of leaking. To fix such situations, have wipes or water bottle, they will help you when you don’t have access to a sink.
How exactly to use them can well be demonstrated by a video. Do your due diligence to research and find out. Although to be honest, if you’re used to the other feminine hygiene methods, this one could be a kind of intimidating. Unfortunately, not all women could use them because of one reason or another. Just ensure to check with your gynecologist (if you have one) to clear the air up. Good news! You will never lack advice on how to use them. Two sizes are available with most brands. There is no clear guideline on how to get the right size since everyone is shaped a little differently.