Posted: April 27, 2017 Contributor: administrator
What the Cup?
More and more women are becoming environmentally conscious and want to stop using tampons and pads. Why? According to the Rodale Institute, “cotton is considered the world’s dirtiest crop due to its heavy use of pesticides.” I think most can agree that dirty cotton may not be a material that we want to be absorbed into our bloodstream, especially around the reproductive system!
What is a menstrual cup?
The menstrual cup could be the answer. First of all, it’s made from medical-grade silicone. Secondly, it’s leak-proof AND reusable! Yes, ladies, this means no more flushing tampons down the drain or throwing them away when you’re out in public (or home). Lastly, according to the majority of women that use the menstrual cup, they’re way more comfortable. I don’t know about you, but we’re all about avoiding that painful tampon feeling when sitting down every now and then. Here’s a tip: If wearing the cup seems uncomfortable or if it starts leaking, try turning it inside out.
How do you a menstrual cup?
When it comes to cleaning it, it’s quite simple. Once you empty the contents into the toilet, soak the cup in warm water for a couple of minutes and wipe clean. ALWAYS wash your hands before and after inserting/cleaning the cup. If you can’t soak the cup because you’re in a public restroom, just use a dry or semi-damp piece of tissue to clean it.
Now that you have been given a little knowledge on the topic, will you make the switch? No harm in trying!