7 Reasons To Use Menstrual Cup Apart From It Being Eco-Friendly
Talk to a woman about her menses and you would rarely hear a happy response. With bouts of bleeding, cramps, hormonal shifts, swollen belly and much more, a woman goes through a lot each month for about three decades of her life.
There are a number of options in the ‘sanitary product world’ to tame this monthly mess, menstrual cups being one such invention. Designed to provide comfort, these bell-shaped, flexible silicone-cups are a great alternative to the more popular sanitary napkins and tampons. Apart from being healthy and environment friendly they offer a heap of awesome benefits.
For those who are finding it difficult to make a switch from the traditional pads and tampons, here are a few reasons that would convince you that menstrual cups are a far better choice. And of course they are eco-friendly too!
1. Ward Off Allergies
Pads can create chafing at the parts you would least want it. Being free of latex, BPA, dye or other chemical additives, these cups avoid any sort of rashes and infections. They are perfectly suitable for women with sensitive skin, thrush, eczema or allergies.
2. Can Go Commando
One can go commando even on a period day. You can choose to toss your underpants into the drawer and stay sans-underwear for the entire day without worrying about any sort of leakage. You will have to try for yourself to believe us!
3. Good For Vaginal Muscles
Using a menstrual cup can get you practicing Kegels five days a month without you even realizing it. Not only do your pelvic muscles get toned, but you also gain more control over them. It may seem tough to first relax the muscles for inserting the cup and later tightening them to pull its stem, but with practice one can easily master the art.
4. Makes You Comfortable With Your Body
Using these cups makes you get up close and personal with your own body. Not only do you get to know about your unique cycle, the exact flow volume etc, but constant inserting and pulling off gives you a great degree of comfort with your own private parts.
5. Saves You From Vaginal Dryness
While tampons strip your vagina off the natural moisture by absorbing 65% of menstrual fluid, a menstrual cup does not absorb your body’s natural defence mechanisms. Given to its smooth surface, it allows the mucus membranes of the vaginal wall to continue their essential cleansing and protective functions and thus, keeps you ‘act-ready’ by not interfering with your vaginal environment.
6. Saves A Lot Of Money
Besides the green benefit, these are economical and save you from shelling out a huge amount every month on tampons or pads. One menstrual cup can be used for one entire year or even more, if used properly. Just one word of caution always buy a good brand of menstrual cup do not go for the cheaper chinese makes.
7. Lesser Leaks, Better Sleep
With proper insertion, a menstrual cup forms a suction letting all the liquid pool directly into it without a hitch. This prevents leaks and also the associated fear of ‘spots and stains’. One can wear the cup safely for as long as 12 hours. So you can simply doze off to sleep all through the night without fumbling in the dark to change your pad every few hours.
You can enjoy swimming, do yoga or go trekking without breaking a nerve about planning, packing or showing. These menstrual cups not just set you free, but also leave you ‘adventure-ready’ always. Convinced to use this lesser-known, cool-girl option?
Check out the discussion thread on Menstrual Cups at Mrigaa Conversations, ask your questions and get answers!
By - Charu Gujjal
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