5 Reasons You Should Immediately Switch To A Menstrual Cup.
Like millions of other women, the most challenging time in my life is ‘that time of the month.’ It’s the time when my uterus decides to take revenge on me for being born a lady.
Yes, I am talking about my PERIODS!
I do not belong to the blessed select few who do not feel a thing when chumming. I suffer every possible symptom which is associated with it. While I tried every potion in the book and every trick on the internet to subside my pain and mood swings, I never really did anything to ease the entire process.
Call it hesitation or blame it on my millennial ass, which never shies away from behaving a bit like a laggard.
I have used packets after packets of sanitary napkins and received terrible rashes as a return gift every single time. So after suffering for more than 15 years, I decided to make a switch.
And, I can’t stop asking myself, Oh my God! Why didn’t I try this earlier?
I am talking about a ‘Menstrual cup’. I swear, it is life-changing. Just fit it and forget it.
Girl, if you are still using sanitary napkins, reusable pads, or tampons, let me introduce you to this magic of a device that will spin your life 360 degrees for the better.
Stay with me till the end. I hope to convince you why you must switch to menstrual cups too.
I Have Never Felt More Free.
Honestly, with sanitary napkins comes the hassle. During the 5 days, I am always in alert mode, even while asleep. This messes up my sleep cycle, which promotes exhaustion, terrible mood swings, unreasonable cravings, etc.
With my menstrual cup, I just do not need to worry about any of these. It stays put in its place. I am not constantly turning around to check my pants or wake up in the middle of the night to check my bedsheet for stains. Added advantage: my bottoms are not resting in a puddle for five days straight.
No Leakage No Drama
Leakage is my biggest nightmare. After using the menstrual cup, I can not emphasize enough how convenient my life has become.
I did everything that they show in the ads. I wore white to the office, I traveled for 12-hours straight, slept in the weirdest pose, and went for a run. Three months back, mentioning all these activities that too in a single line would have extracted every ounce of courage that I have stored in a little corner of my brain.
The menstrual cup gives 12-hour protection from leakage as it can hold up to 25 -30 ml of liquid, depending on its size. So even if you are on ‘heavy flow, you needn’t worry about any mishaps.
You need to assess your requirement correctly, and you are set for a carefree monthly struggle.
No After Struggles
I was always left with nasty rashes and chaffing after every period, and it got worse in the summers.
As a menstrual cup sits right into your vagina, it does not cause any such complication. An added advantage is it also keeps the period odor at bay.
It also reduces the risk of contracting infections or complications arising from the consistent usage of sanitary napkins or tampons. These products are laden with latex, BPA, dye, and other harmful chemicals, which may prove catastrophic over the years.
As these cups are usually made of silicone, it reduces such risk drastically.
Reports suggest that it takes 500 to 800 years to decompose. The primary ingredient used in napkins is plastic which is non-biodegradable and is harmful to the environment.
On average, I used 168 pads/napkins every year. That’s a lot!
A menstrual cup is a one-time investment that lasts for a long time. Just imagine how much pressure it takes off from nature to decompose this complex piece of garbage.
It’s Easy On The Pocket
My annual budget just gave me a standing ovation for this move. I splurged and splurged on buying these pads over the years. Menstruating for more than 15 years has created quite an unrepairable dent in my financials.
This one-time investment is going to last you a long time. It is much cheaper and strikes off one item from your grocery list forever (at least for a decade- which it promises).
I was hesitant before I picked up a menstrual cup for myself. My head was clouded with apprehensions about its usage. But after using it several times, I can reaffirm- there is no better friend than this, my friend.
They aren’t uncomfortable to use, clean, or store.
Try it for yourself, and let me know in the comments how it worked for you.