I finally made the switch!

I had been on the fence with menstrual cups for a few months and felt like a failure every time the time of the month arrived. But at last, I’ve been able to make the switch. And I’m so proud. 🙂

menstrual-cup

There’s a growing mountain of menstrual waste, which is toxic for our environment. It was something I was contributing to every month in a major way and I hated that. It dint help that none of the people I know use reusable cloth pads or menstrual cups (except this one amazing girl who I asked all kinds of weird questions). Typical responses to menstrual cups range from eeuw…so icky! to Who’d wash em? Who’d touch that thing?!

I too had the inhibition for far too long. But I’m glad to have finally overcome it. I am so in love with it now! Apart from the great, great high of not contributing to the harm disposable plastic pads & tampons cause to the environment, here are a few other reasons I love using this product:

  • Have to deal with emplty-clean-reuse cycle only twice a day. So for 12 hours straight I can forget I’m on my periods. And by forget I mean absolutely forget. Because it leaves no sign!
  • No leakages.I got used to the cup in about 2 days and now I don’t have to deal with leakages at all.
  • Can enter the pool and not worry about a thing.
  • No smell! That’s such a great advantage.
  • Contrary to what I earlier imagined, this is much more hygienic & cleaner to use than pads. Also, no rashes!
  • No icky dryness/wetness feeling all day.
  • Quickest solution, once you get the hang of it. No need to carry replacement around, figure out disposing methods while traveling, etc.

I only wish I had the good sense of using it sooner! Go ahead and try it out, you will not regret it!

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4 thoughts on “I finally made the switch!

  1. Good on you! I have99% switched to cloth pantie liners, but I am still using disposable pads for that special time of the month. I want to use washable ones at least when I am at home (I bike and worry that a cloth pad would not take the strenuous activities). Let me know how this progresses! (I am also slowly switching to cloth toilet paper lol)

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