3 Major reasons why you should give menstrual cups a try

Oct 26, 2021 0 comments


Plastic pollution has always been a problem not only in the Philippines but also all over the world. It has affected marine biodiversity and human beings who inhabit this land and are suffering from the climate change we brought upon ourselves by not taking action early on. But what if we tell you there’s one thing we can do? And that a small step is still progress, regardless?

Menstrual cups are hygienic products that women can use instead of napkins that are costly and harmful environmentally. Because it is made of FDA-approved materials (that are not plastics!), it is safe and cost-effective, especially when you think of the long run. That being said, here are some benefits to help you get to know it more.

It is not harmful to the environment


Did you know that napkins are among the top plastic pollutants in the world? And there are hundreds of thousands of them produced and thrown away every year. Imagine how many of those stay in the landfills and/or in the sea. That would be gross and dirty.

With menstrual cups, you don’t have to change your napkins or tampons every 4 hours or less and feel that sticky feeling whenever you’re on your period. That is because it’s inserted into your vagina. And no, it doesn’t take away your virginity (because it doesn’t exist in the first place! It’s a social construct). It is inserted into your vagina and directly holds the blood and tissue that falls off your body which directly comes from your cervix. Plus, you only have to take it out and clean it every 12 hours.

It is less costly.


With napkins or tampons, you purchase and repurchase every month, thus producing plastic waste every month or every time you have your period. But with menstrual cups, you only have to purchase them once and with the right care, it’ll last for years.
Just a sample calculation to prove how it saves you loads, a napkin typically costs 130 pesos per packet at average price. And depending on their menstrual flow, some even have to use two packets a month. With that in mind, a female typically spends at least 1,500 a year just for napkins. And with that price? You can already buy a good quality menstrual cup that you don’t have to purchase every month. You only have to buy once, clean them thoroughly, and use them any time when need be.

It is much more comfortable


Wearing napkins or tampons is undoubtedly uncomfortable for most women, especially for those on-the-go. Some even have the troubles of having blots on their school uniforms because I admit, I’ve been there too! But with menstrual cups, that will happen less likely.
When inserted right, menstrual cups allow you to workout and do anything you have to, without worrying about having blood spots on your behind. But for those who try it for the first few months yet, it is advisable to have a cloth so that any stains won’t pass through your clothes. As for how it’s cleaned, a menstrual cup has to be sterilized before and after every cycle only. You don’t have to do it every 12 hours when you use it. You just have to clean it with gentle soap and water and it’s good to be used again.

Angel Dei, a content creator, is one of the people who can swear by the efficiency and efficacy of menstrual cups. She even has a video that you can check right here to look at her recommendations and personal opinions about all the brands she already tried using.

All that being said, may we remember that every single thing has a much more environmentally friendly alternative that we have to see and sometimes, even look for. And although it will just be a small step, it is progress nonetheless — a progress that, when put together, will make a significant impact and visible change in the world for everyone, even for those who did not participate. So make a change now!

━━ Written By  Lorecelle Villaroya
━━  Art By Gem (@puppygummy)


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