You could read that title and think that something a small and simple as a menstrual cup could be life changing but if you thought that, prepare to be proven wrong. I have yet to meet someone who made the switch to a menstrual cup and then has gone back to tampons or tried out anything else and there are endless reasons for that.
Not as Scary as You Think – Some people may feel comforted that they can se the strong of the tampon hanging out or the pad right there in your undies. However a menstrual cup really isn’t scary and you can check out reviews on the Menstrual Cup Site to get some reassurance from the experts! Your vagina is not as big as you may think it is so it truly isn’t going anywhere and I promise there are no hidden spikes.
Environmentally Friendly – We are becoming more and more conscious of how we treat our planet, which is an amazing thing. People often don’t consider how much waste tampons and pads create from not only the actual tampon and pad themselves but also from the packaging they come in. Think about all of the plastic that is used for applicators and the cotton that is going down the drain into our water systems or landfills. The menstrual cup can be used for up to 20 years!
No Need to Change it As Often – Tampons and pads need to be change anywhere from 4 to 6 times a day for the average woman. Menstrual cups really only need to be emptied and rinsed every 12 hours which is great if you’re in a situation where you can’t change it or if you’re simply to busy to worry about it!
Cost Effective – Menstrual cups only cost about 20 dollars and since they can last up to 20 years you are going to be saving yourself a lot of money. Tampons and pads seem to only ever increase in price and when you think about how many you’re going through during each cycle, you can see how fast those costs are going to add up.
It’s Not Gross – The occasional woman really thinks that it is just plain nasty. But all it is is blood. Think about the other things and germs that we encounter on a daily basis. I think blood is the worst of our problems and at least this is coming directly from our own bodies.
Pack Less – Using a menstrual cup is going to save you a bunch of space on your luggage on your next trip. Tampons and pads are bulky so they can easily take up a lot of room if you’re thinking you’re going to get your period on your trip. The menstrual cup is infinitely smaller in comparison!