Safer; Greener; Cheaper – these are the most obvious reasons to use a menstrual cup.
I’d heard a lot about this these Menstrual Cups over the years. I first came across the Moon Cup at one of those Women’s Lifestyle Expo’s, and I didn’t really know how to feel about it. Little did I know, how it would change my life forever…
Immediately I liked the environmental aspect of it; No more waste (1000+ tampons/pads in a lifetime vs. one menstrual cup), but I was unsure if I could deal with that level of intimacy with my periods. That was maybe 10 years ago. Since then I’ve had to deal with periods & PMS from hell, due to Endometriosis & IBS etc. you get the picture. Menzies is generally not an enjoyable experience for this Jay.
I will be honest about my experience; it did take me a few attempts to figure out how to insert it properly, trying out the different folding techniques etc & the first removal attempt was a bit scary. I read one woman say she felt like she was turning herself inside out! That’s… pretty accurate, I’m sorry to say. But it does get easier. I had my fair share of discomfort with it. But honestly, it was all worth it. There were a few days when I even forgot I had my period! Now that has NEVER happened before.
The only other point I’d like to mention (briefly) is that this genius gadget has been around since the 1930’s & I’ve only found out about it in the last decade. I strongly encourage all women to shout this from the rooftops! Tell everyone. Young women should be able to have cups as an option when they are first introduced to Aunt Flo.
Do you use a Menstrual Cup? Have you tried one?
Please comment below and let me know your thoughts/feedback on these wonderful inventions.
These are some of the reasons I love the Moon Cup:
- Less waste
- Needs to be emptied less often than tampons need changing
- No annoying string hanging out / No hideous nappy feeling
- One size no matter what your flow (you can use it when your flow is a bit too light for a tampon)
- You can accurately measure your flow, MoonCup has measurements on the side
- No more dealing with grotty overflowing public sanitary bins!
Image credit: Maria Morri https://www.flickr.com/photos/idhren/2935001768/
And lastly, because, humour:
OK, that’s enough of that. Oh… one more…