🍷 6 Reasons Why You Should Use Menstrual Cups
In the United States, the menstrual cup is often seen in bathrooms all over the country, and also in the Netherlands, the rubber cup is becoming increasingly popular. In reality, the menstrual cup has been around much longer. The first patents date back as far as 1867, and the cup we use today was invented around 1973. Yet it is not nearly as popular as tampons or pads. And that's a shame, because there are so many more benefits to it! We list the 6 reasons to choose a menstrual cup here.
🌍 1. Sustainable and much better for the environment.
In a woman's lifetime, sanitary pads generate an average of 90 kg of residual waste and tampons 60 kg. That's a lot. A menstrual cup, on the other hand, you can reuse and its lifespan is as much as ten years. Bonus is that these cups are also made from recyclable rubber or silicone.
✨ 2. More hygienic
The vagina is a breeding ground for bacteria. Hence the disclaimers on tampon packaging: Be aware of TSS (a.k.a. Toxic Shock Syndrome). No product is 100% immune from the risk of TSS, including menstrual cups, but the risk is a lot less. This is because menstrual cups do not affect your mucous membrane. A cup does not absorb but only collects.
You are also less susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections. However, it is very important that you clean the menstrual cup well with boiling water after use. This can be done in a pan on the stove, or with our sterilizer in the microwave.
🙅♀️ 3. Free of toxins
A good menstrual cup contains no toxins because it is made of silicone (medical grade silicone). This does not contain BPA, is free of chemicals and synthetic substances. So pay attention to this when buying your menstrual cup.
💆♀️ 4. More comfort & less worries
Did you know that Menstrual cups provide much better comfort than tampons or pads? This is the most mentioned reason why a cup is so nice: you can exercise, go to the sauna, swim, ride a bike, dance for hours and sleep through the night, completely without worries.
💎 5. Longer use
You can't keep a tampon in for more than eight hours, while on the other hand, you can leave a menstrual cup in for up to 12 hours. This means a lot less dirty fingers in a day. Of course, the severity of your period determines after how much time the cup is full. The Bamboozy cup S can hold up to 16ml, the M 22ml and the L can hold up to 30ml.
🙅♀️ 6. Save money
If you compare a menstrual cup to one pack of tampons, a menstrual cup is not cheap. But if you compare one menstrual cup to a year's worth of tampons, it's a lot more affordable. Let's do the math: A good menstrual cup is +- 25 euros. A pack of tampons costs around 3 euros. In a year you use at least 12 boxes, which amounts to 36 euros. A menstrual cup saves you in the first year already 11 euros! Now this cup will last you around 5 years, so calculate your profit 😉
We have done extensive research and tested all brands of cups available in the Netherlands. There are big differences between the flexibility of the silicone, the unfolding power and the different stems. There is also a big difference in price between the current menstrual cups on offer. With our own experiences, we started developing the ultimate comfort cup ourselves.
Our Bamboozy Menstrual Cup coaches, Danielle and Vivienne, are ready to answer all your questions and can guide you in choosing the right size.
Start using the menstrual cup!