A menstrual cup has many benefits over traditional menstrual hygiene products like pads and tampons. Here are the benefits of using a menstrual cup:
- It is budget-friendly
You only have to pay a one-time cost for a reusable menstrual cup and use the same cup for about 10 years. Whereas you have to continually purchase pads or tampons, and this can cost you hundreds of rupees every year. Hence, using a cup will help you save a lot of money.
- It is safer
As the menstrual cup will collect the fluid instead of absorbing it, there is no risk of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). It is a bacterial infection associated with the use of tampons.
- It can hold more blood
A menstrual cup can hold 8-12 hours of menstrual fluid or more, depending on your flow, whereas a pad or tampon can only absorb fluid for one-third of the time.
- It is eco-friendly
Pads and tampons are one-time use products and include a lot of packaging which can add to a lot of landfill waste, but cups are designed to be used for years and help you reduce landfills. Hence, menstrual cups are a more eco-friendly option than other menstrual hygiene products.
- It is more comfortable
As per most users, a menstrual cup is more comfortable to wear than a pad or tampon. A cup will also not cause vaginal dryness, which is commonly reported by women using tampons. Many users report that wearing a cup is more comfortable and safer than wearing a pad or tampon.
- Using a cup is less mess
A cup will not spill or leak the fluid if it is inserted properly, allowing you to wear it even while working out, showering, swimming, or doing any regular activity.
A menstrual cup is a great alternative to using a pad or tampon. It is an eco-friendly, safe, and cost-effective menstrual hygiene product. However, if you are not familiar with how to use a menstrual cup, you can read the instructions provided on the packaging to become familiar with the cup and use it properly. It may require several attempts before you can figure out the right use.