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The pros and cons of menstrual cups

Over the recent years, there has been a push to minimise single use plastic and a result, more and more people are using low-waste menstrual products. Menstrual cups are one of the most environmentally friendly and popular options 🌎

It is a small, flexible cup made of silicone or latex which is inserted into the vagina to collect the period blood. It can be worn for up to 12 hours before being removed, emptied, and reinserted. There are lots of different sizes available depending on how heavy your period is or if you’ve given birth to a baby.

💚 Why are some people obsessed with menstrual cups?

  • Reusable and a much more environmentally friendly option

  • Last a long time - the average menstrual cup lasts around 10 years (some schools provide them for free so you could ask yours to see whether they supply these)

  • Can be kept in all day without needing to be changed meaning they are perfect for school and busy days. Although, if you find you are leaking, it is best to change!

  • Can be worn almost anytime, including while swimming. The few times you shouldn’t use a menstrual cup are during penetrative sex and within 6 weeks of an IUD (a contraception method) insertion

❌ Why do some people prefer other options?

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