Why I am a Menstrual Cup Convert
Months ago I would have been afraid to shove a small cup up my vagina. But, I am glad to say that I am a menstrual cup convert.
Just as a warning, if you don’t like period talk, then the time to exit this page would be now!
I had seen menstrual cups advertised in magazines, blogs and in newspapers for quite some time, however, I didn’t really think of making the change until recently. Like I said earlier, I was scared about putting in a menstrual cup. It wasn’t until I realised that most of the time I fly while I’m on my period (I don’t know why, it just happens to be at the same time as my period each time I go away! Damn you, regular periods!). I also realised that since I was moving overseas, and potentially travelling a lot, I needed something easier to use. Not to mention, the amount of waste I create each month with the use of traditional sanitary products.
Reasons why I am a menstrual cup convert:
Each month I used to use on average:
11 regular tampax (with applicator)
10 pads +
And a couple of panty liners for the last couple of days.
Sanitary pads create a huge amount of waste and take a long time to break down…as do tampons. I hated having to tuck tampons up my sleeve or in my (non-existent) cleavage when making an escape to the bathroom. There are a whole lot of other gross things about tampons that I could talk about, but I won’t get into it here!
Moving to the menstrual cup means that I can go about my day to day life without interruptions. I don’t need to make bathroom dashes to change the tampon because I can feel that it’s leaking. I can insert the cup in the morning and take it out when I get home after work. And best of all, I can wear it at night! It just really is one of the best inventions made, and I wish I converted to it earlier!
Of course, the menstrual cup isn’t for everyone. It is quite frightening when you first put it in (well, that’s what I found anyway!). The first few times I wore it, the removal was fine, but one day I really struggled to get a hold of it and I started panicking! Which is, of course, the worst thing to do!
My menstrual cup of choice is by oi. They not only make menstrual cups, but they also have 100% pure certified organic cotton pads, panty liners and tampons.
What are your thoughts on a menstrual cup? Do you use one already?