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).
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…
One of the many benefits of a reusable menstrual feminine hygiene product (or any reusable product) is that you only have to buy it once! Using a reusable menstrual cup will save a decent amount of money in the end. It’s a good investment that is guaranteed to pay off in the long-run and reduce money spent on menstrual products.
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.