Pads Vs Menstrual Cup. What Should I Opt For?

Are you sitting on the fence about using a menstrual cup? Don’t worry there are many who share your concerns. Let’s find out a little more!

That time of the month can be difficult for every woman. Periods are a part and parcel of our life from when we hit puberty till we touch menopause. Some deal with it easily while others struggle with heavy periods, painful periods and the list goes on. The methods of protecting oneself during this time have undergone many a change. Earlier, women would use cloth pads to keep themselves clean. Then came the sanitary pads and tampons to protect themselves while on their period. The latest innovation in that market has been the menstrual cup. It provides women with an alternative to these traditional methods. 

What Is A Menstrual Cup?

A menstrual cup is a small cup made from flexible and body-friendly plastic which you insert into your vagina instead of using a tampon or sanitary pad. The cup actually collects the menstrual flow rather than absorbing it as tampons or pads do. Most menstrual cups are made of silicone or rubber. 

Did You Know

Menstrual cups can hold up to 5 times more blood than towels and tampons. Some come with measurement lines to tell you whether you’re having a light, medium or heavy flow. 

Menstrual cups have become increasingly popular, and it's not hard to see why.

  • Don't dry out the vagina like tampons do. Vaginal pH and beneficial bacteria stay in place.
  • Contain no bleach or harmful substances
  • Are reusable
  • Eco-friendly and don't create any waste
  • Much cheaper in the long run

But there is still a huge hesitation about using menstrual cups amongst women. How will I get it in? How often do I need to change it? Won't it leak? Isn't it messy?

We want to invite women who are using the menstrual cup to share their experiences with us. We want to know your personal experiences. We want you to help other women make an informed choice. Write to us at [email protected] with your personal story, a short bio and a picture of yourself. We want to hear from you!

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