Our bodies are our temples, always. So how do we treat them with care during our periods?
A menstrual cup can make bleeding less of a hassle – while helping us save some of the planet in the process.

How’s your period? Mine is a pain, mostly mentally. I feel a mix of anxiety, anger and sadness every month around ovulation and just before I start bleeding. I would definitely say it’s a problem that has affected my life, work and close relationships for pretty much my whole adult life, and when I started taking meds for my PMS, I felt like it changed my life. I cried because I didn’t start sooner, although in a perfect world, I would not have to take them.

So for me, the actual bleeding hasn’t been a main concern. It’s been more like one of those everyday things that you just get used to dealing with because they’re simply part of life. So, I guess I haven’t given much thought to how I actually deal with it and if there are possibly better ways for me doing so.

My friends started talking about the pros of menstrual cups a couple of years ago. I will admit, it took me a long time to try it myself. I’m one of those not so early adopters, sticking to what I know if it doesn’t pose a huge problem for me (but then again, most of us are).

It took me a few times to get the technique. Now – I’m hooked. During my period, I use it day and night (after having used tampons during the day and pads during the night). And I don’t see why I would ever go back.

There are so many reasons to make the switch. For one, it’s an eco-friendly choice: instead of using tampons and pads generating a lot of waste every month (imagine the amount for a lifetime), you can use the same cup for years.

It’s also, at least for me, an option involving less hassle than tampons and pads. I experience no leaks and only empty my cup in the morning and evening. I’m also free from the dryness caused by constantly using tampons and appreciate being able to use something ultra-hygienic, antibacterial and free from chemicals.

Then add the monetary upside of using a menstrual cup instead of running to the store for thousands of tampons or pads (I read somewhere a woman uses an average of 10,000 tampons in a lifetime).

It’s really not that difficult to use (see how here). Think of it like upgrading your phone or stop smoking in bars. In a minute, you’ll consider the new functions obvious and the old habits insane. This is what menstrual cups will be to our periods, soon.

This post is presented in collaboration with OrganiCup, an award-winning menstrual cup. Use the promo code “makeitlast” when ordering your OrganiCup! It’s a double cup code, so anyone who orders an OrganiCup will get another one for free, to share with a friend or family member.

1 Comment

Elena: Great article! It made me switch!
January 14, 2019

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