Menstrual Cup Guide
The Definitive Guide to Menstrual Cups
Noisy. Expensive. Inconvenient. Messy.
These are words often used to describe typical menstrual products. Because, let’s be real, sometimes tampons and pads just don’t cut it.
As women, we are all too familiar with the struggles of opening a noisy wrapper in the bathroom, having to change out a tampon several times per day, or worrying about those dreaded “embarrassing moments”.
But what if I told you there was a safer, eco-friendlier, and more discrete option?
Good news, girlfriend! It’s time for you to meet my friend, the menstrual cup.
When it’s time for your monthly “visit”, menstrual cups really know how to handle your business. In fact, they rise far and above other products when it comes to giving you the protection you need, without the risks and high costs.
So what IS this magical cup all about? Let’s dive in to find out why women everywhere are turning to menstrual cups as their favorite period pal!
What is a Menstrual Cup
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a big fan of menstrual cups.
They’re safe, they’re simple, they’re inexpensive… But that’s not all! They have a pretty cool history and are winning over women everywhere!
Want to learn more? Let me tell you all about where these cups came from and why they may become your new best friend!
Short History of Menstrual Cups
Menstrual cups may be hot and trending right now, but that hasn’t always been the case. Since the beginning of time, ladies everywhere have tried countless contraptions and products to manage their monthly cycle.
It wasn’t until the 19th Century that menstrual cups started to become a “thing”. I guess women decided that wearing a sheepskin pad wasn’t so fun after all. Awkward.
Then, two midwives decided to upgrade from the cup-and-belt combo to a cup that could be worn inside the body. Made from rubber, these cups set the stage for the now silicone menstrual cups we know and love today.
Enter the New and Improved Version of a Menstrual Cup
Fortunately, people got smarter, scientists got savvier, and a new kind of menstrual cup emerged. Finally a product that could kick all other period products to the curb!
Simple, comfortable, and safer than tampons, menstrual cups have now taken center stage as the best period product on the market. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Below, you’ll find out the many benefits of turning to menstrual cups as your go-to period solution (and why you should ditch the other products for good)!
What makes menstrual cups better than tampons or pads?
The benefits of using menstrual cups over other products far outweigh the cons – and it can be hard to find any fault in them at all!
In fact, most of the concerns women have about using menstrual cups come from misconceptions and taboos. These are easily debunked, though, if you look at all the facts.
They're Super Convenient for Women on the Go
One of most common concerns women have about menstrual cups is that they will be messy and inconvenient – but that couldn’t be farther from the truth!
Unlike tampons, menstrual cups can stay in the body for up to 12 hours without needing to be changed. Some of them can hold the same amount of fluid as 4 tampons! You know what that means? You only need to change your cup once or twice per day!
That means fewer trips to the restroom and more time to focus on your life.
No more leaky surprises or needing to rush to the restroom. Plus, you don’t have to fuss with tearing open a noisy pad. With a menstrual cup, you can handle your period on YOUR time!
They're Safer than Tampons (and Prettier Too)
Let’s get real for a second – Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a real concern for menstruating women everywhere. Having to worry about changing a tampon – or forgetting to remove it – can be stressful!
With menstrual cups, that’s not the case.
Since your cup can be left inside for longer and doesn’t include the nasty toxins like tampons, you can better keep TSS at bay. Though it’s still important to change and clean your menstrual cup regularly, you are at a much lower risk of getting TSS than with tampons. That’s something worth raving about!
They're Environmentally Friendly
DaisyCups are 100% BPA-free silicone, reusable, and earth-friendly. By turning to menstrual cups, you can rest easy knowing that you are making a choice that is healthy for both your body AND the environment.
No more flushing tampons down the drain or tossing plastic wrappers in the trash. Menstrual cups can be used time and time again, helping reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact.
You also don’t need to worry about harmful chemicals or fibers like you do with tampons or pads. Menstrual cups are the better way to go!
Perfect for Your Body and Lifestyle
While tampons and pads can come in range of sizes, they are typically the same shape across the board. But you deserve a product that fits your body, style, and activity level!
With menstrual cups, not only do you have multiple size options, but you also get a solution that fits perfectly with your body – and works with whatever activities you are passionate about!
With soft, movable surgery-grade silicone, your menstrual cup forms to the shape of your cervix to ensure comfort and prevent leaks. Since the cup catches the flow before it exits the body, you don’t have to worry about a mess – or the discomfort of a wrinkly pad.
Live a life you love – stress-free!
They'll Save You Money - Never Buy Tampons or Pads Again!
Did you know that the average woman spends $4.5k on tampons and pads in her lifetime? Yikes! Although menstrual cups have a higher cost up front, you could be saving THOUSANDS of dollars in the long run!
There are better things you could be spending that money on, friend!
With menstrual cups, you only have to buy 1 or a few cups to last you a lifetime – depending on the size and styles you want. Your DaisyCup can last up to 10 years!
Many women opt for an “every day” and a “travel” cup to suit their needs. Totally up to you! Either way, you know you aren’t flushing away thousands of dollars in tampons. That sounds like a better deal to me!
They Can Reduce Cramps and Other Pesky Symptoms
One little known fact about menstrual cups vs tampons is that menstrual cups can actually reduce painful symptoms such as cramps.
Since tampons are fibrous and can involve a range of materials and chemicals, you don’t always know what you are getting. This often leads to unwanted bacteria and toxins, which lead to cramping.
With menstrual cups, you know you are getting 100% silicone – without any pesky chemicals. The result is something that’s safe for your body and can be cleaned with products that you are already comfortable with.
What's Better, Cups, Tampons, or Pads?
Ultimately it’s up to you to decide what’s safe and healthy for your body. Every woman is different and faces unique experiences at that time of the month.
However, you no longer have to settle for two options – tampons vs pads. Menstrual cups can be a much safer, healthier, and less expensive option. DaisyCup is taking periods by storm!