You’ve probably heard about the newly popular alternative for handling your period through the use of menstrual cups. Many women have switched over to these cups from the standard tampons or pads. However, unless you’ve done some research, you might be curious, but unsure about the cups (i.e., how they work, if they’re a viable and costly option, how safe they are, and if there are any negative side effects to using a menstrual cup).
Every woman has preferences concerning what they use during their menstrual period, and making the best and safest decision for your body is an important one. Thanks to the growing popularity of menstrual cups, we have the answers to all of your questions. Here are the pros and cons concerning menstrual cups to help you make an informed decision…
1. They’re Reusable
One of the many benefits of a reusable menstrual feminine hygiene product is that you don’t have to buy a big monthly supply, saving you a fairly decent amount of money considering the cost of products these days. It’s a good investment that is guaranteed to pay off in the long-run and reduce the cost of menstrual products from your budget. The length of time you can reuse the cup varies depending on the product—some last one menstrual cycle, others last around 1 year, and some even claim to last up to 10 years with proper cleaning and storage.
Once you’ve had your period for a few years, you grow quite comfortable with your own body. You might initially think that reusing something for your period is less than pleasant, but you’d probably be surprised at how comfortable you are with it and your body. Of course, a change like this is an adjustment, but there’s a good chance that after a few tries, you’ll be happy with the switch. If not, you can easily switch back.