What on earth is that? I hear you say.....
Basically its a bell shaped cup that collects menstrual fluid, rather than absorbs it.
So here is my review. I'm completely converted....There is so much about these cups that I love.
* Firstly, is how comfortable they are to have in. I forget it's even there sometimes.
* It can be worn 2 -3 times longer than a tampon. And I like how you can wear it for the whole night. For me I would normally have to be up every few hours with leakage and would go to bed with a tampon and pad, but not anymore. They do say they have no reported cases of TSS (toxic shock syndrome), but do recommend you dont wear it longer than 12 hours straight.
* You can swim, bike, run and pretty much do any sport and you wouldnt even know its in.
* The reason I was put onto it was to measure my flow, (unfortunately I get heavy, heavy periods), so its great to know that too.
* Now we are getting really personal, but if you suffer from clots, then you will find it much easier with a cup, compared to a tampon, as the pass easier
* No finding ways to dispose of that tampon, if there are no bins around when your out or at a concert, drinks out with friends, because it just gets tipped into the toilet, rinsed out and re-inserted.
* Its kind to the environment.
* It doesn't contain any harmful chemicals, like some tampons do.
* Best of all, you just sterilise them in boiling water for the next use. They last for 5 years. So think of how much money you would save. A box of tampons are roughly $7 these days, you get your period every month, over 5 years, is $300 in tampons. I bought my cup for just $25.
But there are plenty of companies out there like JuJu which is Australian owned and made http://www.juju.com.au/
I have also recently come across some really great articles about the affects of tampons. Feel free to browse these articles too, see the links below.
Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave your thoughts.