For a long time, I was thinking to play my part in helping the environment which is day by day getting way too much polluted. It was not like that, that I was not helping in other ways to play my part to protect our earth, I do compost all vegetable peels, fruit peels, Eggshells, and other things which I don’t use go in my compost bin. I always recycle my glass materials, plastic materials. And now I want to pinch in some more to help Mother Earth. I heard about the menstrual cup in 2018.
I looked into it but didn’t find the courage to use it I was uncomfortable with this idea to put something inside my body I was scared to use it, what if it gets stuck inside? And there were so many questions arising in my mind what if something went wrong. I have never used tampons in my life so this cup was not giving me any good vibes to use it.
So, there was this fight in me that keeps on bugging me to give it a try, and then I thought let’s give it a try I watched so many video tutorials on how to use this cup. And then I bought the menstrual cup EEEEEEK.
I was still really skeptical about using it, but believe me, it was the best decision of my life to use it. I start using it in June 2020 and never went back to using pads again. Using menstrual cups, I feel liberated and happy both at the same time that I don’t have words to express.
Below I will state all the benefits and some important things which I learn through my experience.
1. It is environmental friendly I cannot even stress on this point enough. One pad takes 500 to 800 years to decompose so now you do the math how many pads do we use each month.
2.It is cost-effective one menstrual cup will last you for 10 to 12 years and they cost around $30 to $50.
3. Its capacity is way more than a sanitary pad.
Once you get comfortable wearing it you will not even feel anything that’s how liberating the feel of wearing this cup is.
These cups should only be used by married ladies because you have to insert them inside your vagina so I will not recommend them for unmarried girls.
There are three sizes in the menstrual cup 0,1and 2. Size zero should be used if you have a c section or if you are newly married.
And sizes 1 and 2 can be used by ladies who have given birth naturally.
The biggest concern which I had was what if it leaks, but if the cup is inserted properly It will never leak because when we insert it inside this cup works on a suction principle. There is a learning curve once you get hold of it you will
Never look back.
How to take care of your menstrual cup:
Every month when your periods show up boil the cup in a pan for five minutes but don’t let it stand in the water with a clipper hold the cup because the silicon may get burn so be careful.
Then use the cup, insert cup properly inside vagina it should properly be inserted to have its benefit. In the beginning days empty it every 4 hours, and then when your flow is slow you can leave it for
Maximum 12 hours. When your periods end just clean it with rubbing alcohol and put it in the cloth bag and store it for the next month.
Hope my experience of using menstrual cup will help you in making a good and healthy choice.