Bath & Body

Why choose the menstrual cup over sanitary napkins and tampons

Changing period management the healthier and greener way

Did you know that the average woman goes through about 456 total periods in a lifetime?

Did you know that’s about 6 years of her life spent menstruating?

Did you know that the average woman uses about 10,000 sanitary products during this time?

Given these figures, it only makes sense that women should pay close attention to the sanitary products they use. Tampons and sanitary napkins still remain the most popular choice for menstruating women, despite the emergence of other alternatives. One such fast emerging, healthier and way greener alternative is the menstrual cup – which is gaining popularity but still hasn’t entered the mainstream of hygiene products for women.

Let us begin by understanding what exactly a menstrual cup is.

A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene product made of medical grade silicone and shaped like a bell with a stem. Like a tampon, it is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual fluid, and has to be emptied every 4 to 24 hours, depending upon the amount of flow.

Unlike tampons or sanitary napkins, however, the menstrual cup only collects fluid and does not absorb it. This means that it can be rinsed and reused for years.

What are the benefits of using a menstrual cup over sanitary pads or tampons?

1. No chemicals, no toxins

Perhaps the biggest benefit of using menstrual cup is that they do not contain any chemicals, bleaches or fibers. This means they don’t interfere with the vagina’s environment and can be comfortably worn by all, including those with sensitive skin, because they don’t lead to dryness or irritation.

2. Can be worn for longer periods of time

Menstrual cups can be worn longer as compared to tampons. Leaving your tampon on for long periods of time can even lead to toxic shock syndrome. Unlike tampons and pads that need to be changed every 6 to 8 hours, menstrual cups can be worn safely for 12 hours at a stretch. For this reason, they make for a very convenient option, especially on days when your flow is heavy.

3. More cost effective

Instead of spending money every month on sanitary products, invest in a good menstrual cup that can be rinsed and reused for years. Although the upfront cost of buying a menstrual cup may be more, it will more than pay for itself in the longer run.

4. More freedom for physical activity

With a well-fitting menstrual cup’s long hours’ support, you can swim, dance and hike without fear of staining your clothes. Trust us; you will love the freedom it offers.

5. No odour

The reason that sanitary napkin commercials always emphasise on odour is because menstrual flow only begins to develop and odour when exposed to air. Since cups are worn internally, you won’t have to worry about spraying perfume every few hours!

6. They’re comfortable and convenient

Menstrual cups are pinched or folded and then inserted into the vagina to collected fluid. They’re soft and available in different sizes so you can choose one that fits you best.

7. More environment-friendly

We all need to do our part to live a greener life. One small step towards that is using products that can be reused or recycled to cut down on waste. As we already know, menstrual cups can be safely reused for a long time. This means that using a cup will cut down on the sanitary waste generated every month, making them a very environment-friendly option. The lack of chemicals, artificial fragrances and toxins used in their manufacturing process also makes them a better choice.

The process of using a menstrual cup is not messy or tedious. All you need to do is take it out when it is full and rinse it off with water or the cleaning liquid provided before you reinsert it again. There are no uncomfortable wet sensations either that’s usually a bother when using sanitary napkins.

We recommend the WOW Freedom Reusable Menstrual Cup for women who want a safe, convenient and cost-effective alternative to pads and tampons.

The WOW Menstrual Cup is a premium product designed for users of all age groups. It is made of medical grade hypoallergenic silicone and is available in two sizes. As a beneficial add on, it comes with an exclusive feminine foam wash – a mild genital cleanser enriched with tea tree oil known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and lactic acid that helps maintain vagina’s natural pH (level of acidity that needs to be uniform for optimal vaginal health). Using this intimate wash also provides relief from common vaginal issues like dryness and irritation. And as always with WOW products, this intimate wash is also absolutely free of harmful sulphates and parabens.
So go ahead, order WOW Freedom Reusable Menstrual Cup and upgrade your menstrual hygiene routine.

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