A period cup is a menstrual hygiene device that is inserted in the vagina to collect the period blood during menstruation. Period cup is also known as menstrual cup. According to the facts, menstrual cups have been around since the 1930s, earlier made of rubber. Fast forward to now, with the increasing buzz about switching to eco-friendly menstrual products, tampons and menstrual cups have gained a lot of popularity. So, let’s talk about how it works, how to use it, and related doubts.
BTW What is a Period Cup?
A menstrual cup is mostly made up of silicon and instead of absorbing the blood flow, it collects it. It is a very easy-to-use device. You just have to try a few folds to insert it in your vagina and see which one fits you the best. Insertion of a menstrual cup may seem a little tricky at first but after trying just a few folds, you are gonna love it. A cup seals the area around your vagina, so there is no risk of leakage. When it comes to using eco-friendly products, it’s good that you choose a reusable cup but one-time use(disposable cups) are also available in the market. After every cycle, you just need to sterilize your menstrual cup in warm water and keep it clean to use again.
Benefits of Using a Menstrual Cup
Talking about its pros, a menstrual cup is a kind of new-age menstruation product that is very pocket-friendly. You don’t need to spend a lot on a cup because you don’t have to change it daily like the regular pad. A menstrual cup can serve you well for at least 4-5 years. That means, it is a lot less expensive than using a regular sanitary pad. This also means less landfill waste which means shifting to a cup is really a good change to make, both health-wise and for the environment as well.
If we talk about its features in detail, first and foremost is that it holds more than a regular pad which means you don’t need to change it every 6 hours rather you can keep it in for as long as 10 hours without worrying about any leakage. Also, it makes your period odourless and saves you the embarrassment. With a regular pad, the period blood comes in contact with the air and reacts to it, thus giving out a foul smell. With cups, this is not a thing of concern at all and you don’t need to load yourself with extra perfume while going out
There are a lot of other reasons to use a cup over a pad that we would love to mention:
- You can swim wearing a cup
- You can have a bath wearing a cup
- Unlike when you use a pad, you don’t even have to look at your own period blood every time you pee
- You can enjoy a rash free and odourless period with a menstrual cup
When you use a menstrual cup of good quality keeping in mind the perfect size, it becomes really easy for you to forget your regular pads and experience life to the fullest even while menstruating. At Avni, we offer you the best, in terms of quality and size preferences. Avni’s menstrual cup is designed for first-time users. It’s soft enough for insertion and firm enough to open up quickly inside. It is made up of 100% medical grade silicone ( which is an inert material, thus, doesn’t react with blood or any other material) providing a complete leakproof protection. You can enjoy a rash-free and healthy period with Avni’s menstrual cup.
So, make your smart shift to the new age period product and join the cup-volution today, with Avni.
Happy Periods with My Avni.