A menstrual cup acts as an alternate for tampons and sanitary napkin.
Menstrual cups are flexible, bell-shaped hygiene product, which is made with medical approved silicon grade which can be inserted in your vagina while menstruating to collect your blood.
They have extensive longevity, and it can be used for a solid six to seven hours and after that, you can pour the collected blood, and rinse it with hot water, and again you can start inserting in your vagina. Menstrual cups are skin-friendly when compared to tampons and sanitary pads.
When your menstruation stops, you can wash this with boiling water and re-use it, and hence it is environment friendly.
This will be your one-time investment, you read it right these cups have longevity up to seven years until the cup loses its elasticity and it is eco-friendly, so you do not dump more plastic- like how a tampon does it. Here we will discuss , why to switch to menstrual cups and how beneficial it is.
Reasons to switch to menstrual cups:
Menstrual cups are pocket friendly. A menstrual cup will vary from 700 to 1500 INR, which helps in saving the money you spend on sanitary napkins. For example, a pack of 7 sanitary napkins will cost you 100 INR and you might end up spending 3000 to 4000 INR per year, whereas a menstrual cup is a one-time investment of 1500 which can be used up to five years as long there is elasticity. By using menstrual cups you can save money.
An average woman menstruates for 30 to 36 years, and by that time she would be throwing 200 kg of plastic wastes in the form of tampons and sanitary napkins and it becomes a threat to our environment. When you throw a plastic it takes an average of four years to decompose them. On the other menstrual cups which are made with a higher grade of silicon and lasts up to 10 years. This helps in saving our environment.
Menstrual cups are skin-friendly and suitable for a woman who has sensitive skin. Sanitary pads are prepared by adding so many chemicals that might sensitive areas.Thus causes skin infection in sensitive areas. Menstrual cups keep your vaginal environment clean. Sanitary pads cause the leakage of menstrual fluids in your vagina and cause infection and dryness.
During the second day of our period, we might not sleep well because of the fear of staining your beds. Sanitary napkins might leak and cause bed stains which will disturb your sleep. Menstrual cups can be used for more than eight hours and you can sleep well without disturbance.
Tampons and sanitary napkins are loaded with chemicals. This is the reason many doctors say that you should change your napkins for every four hours. They have synthetic fibers that cause bacterial infection to your vagina, and cause many health-related issuers. Menstrual cups are safe to use because they do not release pathogens like tampons and sanitary napkins and hence do not cause infections and improves your health.