This might be TMI. Male readers—do I have any?—may want to click away. But it’s not like it’s a secret: I’ve shared this information in the past, and this ancient YouTube video is still one of my most watched.
So here’s my confession: I love my reusable menstrual cup. Why? We can talk about the fact that it lessens my landfill load, and that using it negates any possibility of Toxic Shock Syndrome. But the biggest selling point for me is this: With a menstrual cup, I can forget about my period for up to 12 hours each day—for me, more than twice as long as a tampon. I empty it once in the morning and once before I go to bed at night. Yes, really.
But many of my friends and readers disagree. They’ve shared that they find menstrual cups uncomfortable and difficult to use. Ladies, I’ve found the solution! I love this new softer, easier-to-use reusable menstrual cup. With a menstrual cup, I can forget about my period for up to 12 hours each day. Yes, really. Softcup just introduced a new reusable one-cycle cup that’s more flexible than many other menstrual cups—hence the name. It’s made of medical grade plastic and free of latex, silicone, phthalates, BPA, PVC and dioxin. It’s easier to insert and remove, and you can even have sex when you’re using it—although the Softcup peeps are quick to warn that it’s not a contraceptive.
Unlike many pads and tampons, Softcup contains no fibers, bleach, pesticides, carcinogens or PCBs—stuff you definitely don’t want near your nether regions. And because Softcup holds fluid inside your body, rather than inside where it’s exposed to air, it can help eliminate dampness and odor associated with menstruation.
Plus, at $2.50 for a one-cycle cup, you can’t beat the price. And now, in partnership with WomanCare Global, Softcup is launching a new program that donates one cup for every box you buy to a woman or girl in Africa, where most can’t afford any kind of sanitary protection. Love!
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