Big love for menstrual cups! Here’s a little love letter to one of my most appreciated objects in everyday life. ❤
On average, women menstruate for a total of about 6 1/2 years in life, which equals roughly 2400 days of our lifetime. According to statistics, women spend more than 2000€ for products needed for menstrual hygiene in their life. Thus, tons of plastic waste is being produced. Sanitary napkins consist of synthetic materials which aren’t eco-degradable. With tampons, it’s similar. They are products for one-time usage and belong to the most frequently occuring items polluting our seas. Even those made of cotton are only used once and cause lots of trash.
Menstrual cups are the perfect sustainable alternative and already make a lot of women’s lives easier.
E.g. for women in countries with bad access to menstrual hygiene, this cup can gain significant relevance, because it saves so much money and having access to it once, it makes women way more flexible than with one-way menstrual hygiene products.
Hooray for Menstrual Cups
Thanks to a super open talk with friends 3 1/2 years ago, I finally became aware of the cups and their awesomeness, immediately bought myself a one and have deeply loved it ever since.
My menstrual cup has made my life SO MUCH better! The cups can stay inside the body for up to 12 hours, cost about 15€, can be used for many months and even years, mostly consist of medical silicone or also latex and there are no side-effects for the body. The cups are placed in front of the cervix where they gently collect the blood. Using my cup gives me much more flexibility (e.g. because of not having to change it that often while traveling or while swimming in lakes in summer with much more comfort) and most of all: I got to know my body way better! Feeling the cervix and better keeping an eye on the amount of blood that I lose each month is something I really appreciate. Additionally reducing my ecological footprint in such an easy way is a super important factor for me. So much relief!
Do you use a menstrual cup? Any experiences with menstrual panties?
(Sitenote: I am super proud of this illustration I made myself. ❤)