5 reasons why I don’t want to live without a menstrual cup

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5 reasons why I don’t want to live without a menstrual cup

It sounds weird, but yes, I love my menstrual cup . Ever since I made up my mind to buy them six months ago, I don’t want to be without them anymore and I keep asking myself: Why didn’t anyone tell me before that something as great as menstrual cups existed? And why haven’t I been using it for 10 years? Admittedly, I too have been circling around the topic for months. I read countless articles, watched explanatory videos and asked myself each time whether this could really work. The answer: it can.

Already after the second cycle I am so enthusiastic that I, as a kind of menstrual cup missionary, just have to tell every friend and also my work colleagues about it. Most of the time, I encounter reactions like “Wah, too much information, why should I be interested in your menstrual cup?” Many are incredulous, but also curious. Either way, I forced them to listen to my arguments.

1. Woman saves money!
It’s bloody expensive to be a woman. Tampons don’t help much. It’s bad enough that we have to struggle with our periods every month. But in the course of life also spend five-figure sums on tampons and pads? No thank you! A menstrual cup lasts up to 10 years and costs around 30 euros, depending on the manufacturer. With an average price of 5 euros per pack of tampons, you save money from the 7th month.

2. You don’t have to think about it all day
I admit, at the beginning I didn’t trust that everything was really sealed. After years of running to the toilet every 2-3 hours so that nothing “gets wet”, a strange feeling. Nevertheless, after a short time I noticed that the cup keeps what it promises. Anyone who bleeds heavily on the first day of their period should empty the cup at midday. On normally strong days you don’t have to think about it all day and can easily wait until you get home to empty your cup.

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3. No pesticides enter the body
According to the WHO, 85% of tampons and sanitary napkins contain glyphosate – a weed killer suspected of being carcinogenic. ugh So instead of irritating our mucous membranes with toxic agents, a menstrual cup is made of medical-grade silicone and does not release any substances into our body.

4. They are environmentally friendly and sustainable
A woman uses up to 17,000 tampons and pads in her lifetime. This is an unbelievable mountain of garbage and costs a lot of money (see point 1). Menstrual cups are bought once and then reused for years. In order to kill any germs, they should be boiled after each monthly cycle (many manufacturers already offer their own sterilization cups for this purpose). The flexible, medical silicone easily withstands this and can then wait hygienically clean in the silk bag for reuse.

5. No more problems with swimming
Yes, a menstrual cup is worth its weight in gold even when swimming. No ribbons that flash out of your bikini bottoms or create an uneasy feeling in the sauna. No more soaked tampon after swimming that has to be changed constantly. But even more important: No germs that can be sucked into our tampon through the bath water and then spread in our vagina. And last but not least: goodbye to tampon-induced dryness in the intimate area .

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