What Is A Menstrual Cup?
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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If you think you’ve got only two choices
when it comes to not leaking your period all over your jeans, you’re wrong! You’ve actually got three choices: tampons, pads, and a menstrual cup
. Menstrual cups don’t get a ton of attention in the media and they don’t really show Diva Cup commercials during Pretty Little Liars
, so we thought we’d give you a little primer just so you know the facts. Here’s everything you need to know about using a menstrual cup (well, except for whether or not you’ll actually like using one–you can only find that out by testing it yourself!):
* A menstrual cup is a flexible, bell-shaped cup
that you can stick into your vagina like a tampon to collect menstrual blood.
* You can keep a menstrual cup in for about twice as long as you can wear a tampon–hooray for less stuff to do!
* Most menstrual cups are meant to be reused. That means that when you take it out, you’d empty it into the toilet, then wash it out before reinserting it . . . so yeah. That might get messy.
* But because using menstrual cups creates less waste than using tampons or pads, they’re better for the environment–plus, they’re a lot cheaper in the long run!
So, what do you think? Is it worth trying out a menstrual cup for yourself? Tell us if you’ve tried one or if you’re going to in the comments!
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