Whether you’re quietly curious or completely grossed out, menstrual cups are THE period product for 2019.
There is such a wide variety of menstrual cups out there on the market today. They come in every colour of the rainbow, so many different sizes, so each one is unique to you because your body is unique! Even though there have been so many reviews raving about how this menstruation “miracle” is the best thing since sliced bread, are menstrual cups REALLY worth it?
Here are 5 reasons why you most certainly DO need a menstrual cup in your life.
1. 🎶 I AM THE ONE AND ONLY 🎶
One incredible benefit of using a menstrual cup is that you only need one of them, as opposed to boxes and boxes of pads and tampons. Also, a menstrual cup can last for up to 10 years! What’s more convenient than that?
2. NO LEAKAGE?
Unlike sanitary towels and tampons, menstrual cups are designed to be leakproof. Inside the rim of the cup, there are small air holes that create a vacuum inside the vagina so it can catch all of your menstrual blood. Not having to change your pants or bedsheets sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us. If you are experiencing any leakage try readjusting the position of the cup or change the fold you use when inserting it.
3. NO NASTY CHEMICALS
Menstrual cups are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and are made of medical grade silicone which means they are no nasty chemicals. Sanitary towels and tampons can contain dioxins, synthetic fibres and petrochemical additives which are recognised by The World Health Organisation as dangerous to human health. Trust us, none of that is pretty. To make sure you have a happy and healthy menstrual cup, just remember to empty and clean your cup regularly.
4. KERCHING 💸
Research shows that one woman can spend over £18,000 over her life on period products, with a large majority of that money going towards pads and tampons. Most menstrual cups are priced between £10-£30 and can last for a decade, instantly saving you wad loads of cash.
5. KINDER TO THE PLANET 🌎
Over 25,000 tampons can be found on the world’s beaches every day, which not only creates litter but also affects the biodiversity of the surrounding ecosystems. By using a menstrual cup, you will drastically cut the amount of waste you produce meaning you can be that extra bit kinder to the planet.
Making the switch to menstrual cups lets understand how your flow works and tune in with your body. They’re so convenient for your body, your pocket and the environment and we’re so excited to see them become even more popular.
Jess is our Content & Community executive who writes about, well ...everything! She loves talking about period positivity and body positivity and, let's face it, loves a good debate. When she isn't talking about all things BeYou, she has probably got her nose in a book, cuddling her Jack Russell Terrier, Buster 🧚♀🐶📖