Menstrual cups have quickly become a popular alternative to tampons and pads. But should you make the switch just because everyone seems to be doing so right now? Keep reading to learn more about these not-so-new feminine products.
What are the advantages of using menstrual cups?
Many women choose to use menstrual cups because:
- They’re sustainable. The environmental impact of a menstrual cup is 0.02% of the impact of disposable period products
- They’re budget friendly. You pay a once for a reusable menstrual cup, unlike tampons or pads, which have to be continually bought and can cost £'000s over your menstruating life.
- Menstrual cups are safer. Because menstrual cups collect rather than absorb blood, you’re at very little risk of getting toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare bacterial infection associated with tampon use.
- Menstrual cups hold more blood. A menstrual cup can hold about 30ml of menstrual flow. Tampons, on the other hand, can only hold 5-10ml.