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The menstrual cup, the best alternative?

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What is the menstrual cup?

There are many doubts and myths about the menstrual cup. Its use became popular relatively recently, so there are many women who today, do not know well how they work, or how they are placed, in addition to all the benefits we have when using them.

That is why we must start by explaining what the menstrual cup is. As the name implies, it is a cup-shaped container made of medical silicone or TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). This cup is inserted into the vagina during menstruation to deposit the menstrual flow there.

You should know that the menstrual cup does not absorb blood as sanitary pads or tampons do but actually stores it so that when you remove the cup you can empty the fluid. You can carry the cup inside for up to 12 hours and it has no limit of use, you can put it on and remove it when you need to.

Where can I buy it?

Nowadays buying a menstrual cup is something easy, there are many websites where you can buy your menstrual cup, and on many of them explain how you should place it correctly, maybe the first time you feel that it is something complicated, but surely you will love it.

 

What are the advantages of using the menstrual cup?

  • Using the menstrual cup is more comfortable than you imagine, if you place it correctly you do not even notice that you are wearing it, you can also be sure that you will not have any type of accident and you can do any type of activities, you can even go swimming!
  • Although at first buying a menstrual cup may seem expensive, in reality, you are making a great saving. Since each glass has about ten years of life, which saves you a lot of money on towels and tampons.
  • For many women, contact with blood gives them some suspicion, but it is easy to get used to your own fluids and it is an excellent way to get to know your body better. Menstrual blood does not have any odour as it has not been in contact with the air. It also does not alter the vaginal flora, nor does it cause dryness.
  • It is a very ecological alternative since you stop producing all the waste generated by towels and tampons every month. In addition, the materials with which the cups are made do not pollute, even the manufacturing process uses much less water than the manufacturing processes of towels and tampons.

  • One of the benefits of using the menstrual cup is the material with which they are made, since they are hypoallergenic materials that do not cause any type of allergy, with the use of the menstrual cup we avoid chemicals, perfumes and whitening that our body can absorb when we use tampons and sanitary pads. We also avoid the risk of developing the disease of toxic shock syndrome which is said to be caused by the use of tampons.

It is definitely an excellent option that is becoming the favorite of the new generations for all these benefits.


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