So, Why Menstrual Cups?
They are reusable hence will markedly reduce the plastic consumption per year as other hygiene products use plastics and other non-biodegradable products in their manufacturing.
The tampons and pads are made up of various blends of rayon and cotton as well as other harmful chemicals as part of their manufacture that can eventually be harmful to both the user and the environment.
With menstrual cups, you can avoid the impact of the long-term effect. They are extremely cost-effective as they are reusable and even after repetitive use they remain hygienic if properly maintained.
They are long lasting and can be used over a much extended time period as they do not absorb liquid thus reducing the risk of infection. It is hassle-free as the user doesn’t have to worry about changing it from time to time like sanitary napkins or tampons.
It is extremely useful for women on the go or who have a hectic work schedule or are involved in athletic activities. If the cup is inserted properly then there are literally no chances of leakage for a long duration of time. Hence, it is extremely beneficial for women who are working for long hours or are involved in certain athletic activities like swimming, hiking and running where constant need for changing can create a hindrance for work.
While using the menstrual cup the menstrual fluid that flows from the cervix is collected and held in liquid form. But in case of pads or tampons, the liquid after been absorbed converts into a semi coagulated form that remains by the cervix. Hence, an unpleasant putrid smell is formed.
But in the case of menstrual cups, the chances of odor is noticeably reduced. Sometimes for medical purposes, the user might need to keep track of the amount of menstrual fluid that she is producing. A menstrual cup allows the user to keep track as some of the cups even have appropriate measuring marks on them.