Make periods table talk! I wish for a world in which talking about menstruation and blood coming out of the uterus and suffering from period cramps becomes as normal as talking about the weather. And that blood inside the pants is not regarded as disgusting by some people, but as a completely normal thing!
Thus, for me it’s super important to talk openly about periods and menstrual hygiene and also make this a topic when non-bleeding men are around. I think it’s super important to educate everyone about what’s going on inside the body during the menstrual cycle to understand how complex this is and how this affects the whole body and life.
Monthly Period Facts
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!
To me, menstrual cups are the perfect sustainable solution for menstrual hygiene and already make a lot of women’s lives easier. E.g. for women in countries with bad access to menstrual hygiene, this cup is extra great, 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.
My cup has made my life SO MUCH better! It can stay inside the body for up to 12 hours, cost about 15€, can be used for many years, mostly consist of medical silicone or also latex and there are no side-effects for the body. The cup is placed in front of the cervix where it gently collects 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? How are you experiences with talking about periods?
By the way, I am super proud of this illustration I made.
Thank you for reading!