Menstrual cups differ from the conventional one time use product in that they can be used over and over again for years. Depending on how the cup is used and maintained, it is reputed to have a life span of up to ten years. It has been my experience that convenience often equates to my saving personal time with lots of garbage destined for the land fill in the process. Think of the savings to your pocketbook and of our resources.
The cup is made of natural gum rubber and for those women with latex allergies a medical grade silicon model is available. Reusable/washable pantiliners are also available for those preferring a pad option or for lighter days. The reusable pads are also available with organic underwear in various designs; bikini, French cut etc., to accommodate the use of the pads.
Using and maintaining the cup in your ‘day to day’ will require a little getting used to as any new method of working would require, however the benefits to your pocket book and to our world are well worth the little extra effort. The cups can be worn for hours and can accommodate heavy and light flows. The adjectives used when describing the use of the menstrual cup on line were…
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