Lately, I’ve seen many influencers raving about the menstrual cup. I wanted to try this out, mainly because of environmental reasons and because of the cost. Pads and tampons are expensive, and they are not great for the environment. You only pay for the cup once, and you can reuse it for up to 10 years. So far, I really like it.
A menstrual cup is a little cup made of flexible material that you put in your vagina during your period. The cup collects blood instead of absorbing it. The cup that I use is an off-brand one that I bought for about €10-€15 online. At first, it was a little difficult to insert it in my body, but after a while, I got the hang of it. It did leak the first time I tried it out. It turned out that it didn’t open correctly, but after some adjusting, that never happened again. I removed my cup twice a day, once in the morning and in the evening. I like to do that in the shower. After I’ve removed it, I clean it with warm water. Since I’m always at home, I’ve never removed it in a public restroom, so I can’t say anything about that.
Overall, I really liked it. Once I inserted it correctly, I didn’t feel the cup at all, and it didn’t hurt. Because of that, I wasn’t worried about my period. I wasn’t scared that It will leak or that I have to change it.
If you want to try one for yourself, I highly recommend for you to do some research before you buy one. Even though it worked well for me, chances are that I might not work for you. I’m in no means an expert on this subject. I’m only talking about my experience with it.
Have you ever used a menstrual cup?