Are you on the fence about switching to a menstrual cup as your primary period protection option? Here are all of the rewarding benefits of menstrual cups.
According to FiveThirtyEight, 54 percent of women don't like using tampons because they said they are uncomfortable. While there may be other reasons to not enjoy the use of tampons, we know of an affordable (and sustainable) alternative.
Choosing a menstrual cup over other forms of period protection can be life-changing…
Have we piqued your interest yet? Below we are going to cover the many benefits of menstrual cups and why you should start using them. Now, let’s take a look!
#1 They Hold More Than A Tampon
The first benefit of using a menstrual cup is that it can hold more than what a tampon can… Sometimes two to three times as much as an individual tampon. You won't have to stop and change your tampon so often, so the convenience of menstrual care just got that much easier.
For those people who tend to have a heavier flow and bleed more, this is especially helpful. Changing out your tampons 8-10 times a day is not exactly ideal and you are less likely to experience leaks and accidents by using menstrual cups.
#2 Menstrual Cups Are Environmentally Friendly
Another great benefit of using menstrual cups is that they are environmentally friendly, especially our UltuCups that take all sustainability factors into account.
According to Onlinenursing.duq.edu, women who average 456 periods in their life will use around 9,120 tampons.You don't have to worry about leaving waste behind like with pads or tampons (which are both made out of cotton and plastics), so it’s already better for the environment if you aren't throwing menstrual waste into landfills every month.
By switching to menstrual cups, you'll be reducing your tampon waste by the thousands and using a natural product. Menstrual cups are environmentally friendly because they can be used over and over again.
#3 They Are Much More Affordable
Another benefit is that menstrual cups are more affordable in the long run. A menstrual cup can last for up to ten years, depending on the brands you use and if you take proper care of it, whereas a box of tampons will last you about a flow or two. By investing in a menstrual cup, you'll be saving yourself a ton of money and trips to the store.
How many times have you run out of tampons by accident and had to make an emergency run to the store? We've all been there and it's not great!
#4 Say Goodbye To Any Embarrassing Odors
All people are extremely sensitive to smells, as smell is one of the human body’s main senses, and nobody wants noticeable smells coming from “down south.” While pads and tampons expose your blood to air, menstrual cups do not.
When you bleed into a tampon or pad, the blood becomes exposed to air causing it to oxidize and ferment. The oxidation and fermentation of blood then means that bad odors can occur when you are wearing them for too long.
Because one can become accustomed to a menstrual smell after a period of time, it is possible for the smell to go unnoticed by some. If someone does however notice this kind of smell, it’s not a great feeling to think that something is wrong with you because someone can smell your period odor… With menstrual cups, you can say goodbye to that!
#5 It's Easy To Use
Menstrual cups are very easy to use. Some people have a hard time getting tampons inserted properly and sometimes may hurt themselves trying. Unlike with a tampon, you won't feel a menstrual cup at all once it's inside of you.
Ultimately a menstrual cup forms a suction seal in your vaginal canal and will stay in place until you remove it. We have provided a simplified tutorial on insertion that shows how you can easily and simply fold the menstrual cup and insert it in the base of the vagina. Once placed inside of you, you won't even be able to even feel it.
#6 It's SAFE For Your Health
Vaginal infections are caused when bacteria enters your vagina and they are very common during your period. Menstrual cups however prevent the chances of you getting yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, or toxic shock syndrome since there's nothing coming into contact with your sensitive skin, ultimately posing a lower risk to you getting an infection.
#7 Fewer Chemicals In Your Body
Along with preventing things such as bacterial infections, another benefit of using menstrual cups is that you are reducing chemicals that come into contact with your body.
You may not realize it, but the tampons and pads that you use must go through processing prior to being sold in stores. There are a lot of chemicals in period products when they are made, which can cause allergic reactions or even worse problems over time… For example, the cotton in tampons come from pesticides sprayed onto the cotton plant which means there are more chemicals being absorbed by your skin.
UltuCups don't contain any BPA, dyes, latex, or other chemicals.
#8 More Room In Your Purse
If you're like most, then you take a lot of stuff with you wherever you go and tampons and pads take up unnecessary space in your bag. Menstrual cups can be folded down, making them much easier to transport and store, benefitting everyone who carries things around with them on the daily.
The Many Benefits Of Menstrual Cups
Menstrual cups are a great alternative to tampons and pads because they offer benefits that other products do not. If all this sounds good to you but seems intimidating as well, we're here to help! Contact us today if you're looking for the best menstrual cups or if you have ANY questions!