The benefits of switching to the menstrual cup


The menstrual cup is said to be more effective for health, the environment and your pocket. Many may be skeptical about it, but we have the low down on what you need to know so you can make an informed decision.

The cup collects your flow, unlike pads or tampons that absorb. Depending on your flow, you can change it up to every 12 hours. The cups come in mainly two sizes - small and large. Small is 15ml and large 20ml.

Dr Robert Peter Cameron says it’s safe to use. “Yes, I would suggest it to my patients although many are wary as it is a new product. But it is a lot cheaper than buying pads and tampons and there are no medical repercussions, if used correctly and changed and sterilised as you should, it is a good product with no problems.”

The benefits:

  • Healthy alternative to tampons and pads
  • Non-absorbing so will not affect the internal pH balance
  • Made for medical proposes, latex-free, hypoallergenic, silicon depending on the brand you buy
  • Does not absorb fluid
  • Flexible, comfortable, convenient and easy to use
  • Minimal feeling whilst worn
  • Discrete and personal, no strings or bulges.
  • Safe for all water or athletic sports and to sleep in
  • Can be re-usable for up to 10 years
  • It’s eco friendly

Are you willing to try the menstrual cup?

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