For years I’ve used tampons and pads without thinking twice. That was what is on the market, why wouldn’t I use it? It wasn’t until the last few years that I started to see information service about not really knowing what’s actually in our tampons that made me go, hmph.
After finding this information out, I decided to switch to organic tampons in hopes that maybe, I would be a little safer in my chosen option. They’ve been great but 6 months ago I decided to take the plunge and try out a menstrual cup. Not knowing much about menstrual cups, I bought a Diva Cup 2 on a whim and read the instructions.
5 reasons to ditch tampons for a cup
Since switching to a cup, I doubt I will ever go back to tampons exclusively. Why you may ask? Though there are quite a few, these are my top 5 reasons to ditch tampons for a cup.
Not a Monthly Cost
Ditching tampons for a cup is a one time purchase for 2-5 years. You know longer have to worry about running out or sending someone to the store to grab you more. The cost of a box of tampons ranges from $4-$17 depending not he brand, type, size, and quantity you select.
Menstrual cups only need to be replaced when they need to be replaced, damaged, or your flow changes. That’s a lot of savings!
Menstrual cups are typically made from medical grade silicone. That’s it. No worries or concerns about what could be inside of you. One product and done. Not to mention, you can constantly disinfect!
This is my second favorite reason to ditch tampons for a cup, the length of usage. Menstrual cups can be used for up to 12 hours! Yes, let me repeat that, 12 flipping hours! Using a cup allows you the freedom to bust out those white pants WHENEVER you want. Want to wear sexy underwear? No problem! Cups don’t leak like tampons so you can wear your best underwear all of the time now without worrying about stains.
I never had pain or cramping or anything when I was on my period pre-kids. After kids, my body made up for all that. I always cramp and have pain and it was the worse. This isn’t true for everyone I’m sure but for me, I have less menstrual pain since switching to a cup. My cramping has lessened, the intensity has lessened, and no more dry vaginal tract from using tampons! Making less pain my number one reason to ditch tampons for a cup.
Periods are probably one of the worst things about being female. When you get your period you have to consider the things you wear, the things you eat, what you can do, and more. One of the few things you can control though is what you use to control your flow so next time you reach for a tampon, consider trying out a menstrual cup!
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