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What are menstrual cups and why are they better?

Updated: Mar 5

Menstrual cups are small, cone-shaped medical-grade silicone devices that are inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual fluid. They are washed and reused for up to 10 years! They are a cheaper, greener, safer, smarter way to manage periods.

-Cups cost less than a few months of disposable products! In the course of her lifetime, a woman could save well over $4000 by using a menstrual cup instead of tampons and pads.

-Cups can safely stay in for up to 12 hours! A cup collects three times more blood than a tampon or pad. Cups have no harmful chemicals, no drying or tearing, and have less risk of toxic shock syndrome.

-One cup can be REUSED for up to 10 years! Cups create less waste - plastic and packaging - in septic systems, landfills, and the ocean. There is less energy spent on production and shipping. They also require less water to use.

-Cups empower people! People get to know their bodies better which can lead to better health.

- Users stop associating periods with products that go in the trash.

- Education about cups helps break stigmas and shame.

- Cups are more discreet which is why transgender men, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people who may also menstruate and experience inequities resulting from lack of access to period products prefer them.


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