I’ll admit it took me a little while to work up the courage to write this post because it relates to (gasp!) that time of the month. But we’re all forward thinking women here. A while ago (long before this website’s fabulous new design) I asked about menstrual cups, and if anyone had tried them. I got two or three positive responses.
I’d been thinking about it for quite some time at that point. Reading everything I could about them. It was a totally new concept to me and I just didn’t know what to expect. So finally I decided it was time to at least take the plunge and try them out. I’ve been using them for at least 6 months at this point and I have no intention of going back! Here are some of the major perks:
No risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome
I just assumed I would never get TSS since I’m always pretty careful but after reading stories about it and realizing how scary it was, it just seemed like an unnecessary risk. Did you know some tampons leave fibers behind and can contribute to TSS? Yikes.
Menstrual Cups work for 12 hours
12! It’s amazing! If you have a normal to heavier flow (like me) and are busy or traveling this is a perfect solution. You really can go a whole day or night without having to worry about Aunt Flo.
Since they are good for 12 hours, you only really need 2 per day. A box might seem a little expensive at first, but when you do that math it totally works in your favor.
Now, I’m going to be really honest with you, they are a bit of an adjustment. The first two or three tries were a little bit, um, messy. But once you get the hang of things it’s not so bad. You also have the option of reusable or disposable depending on how eco and price conscious you want to be.
So let’s have some girl talk – have you made the switch to a cup? Would you do it?
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