Lifestyle

MENSTRUAL CUP

As a woman, it has taken me a while to understand how important and natural menstruation is and to have a healthy and pleasant relationship with her.
I had never felt comfortable during my menstrual days using “typical” and common products. So, one day I decided to investigate and read about other more natural and ecological methods and I discovered this wonder.
Believe me if I tell you that the menstrual cup has changed my life …
You are still many girls and women who do not know all the advantages and benefits of its use and I am sure that when you try it you will not return to conventional products …

WHAT IS IT?
The menstrual cup is a small soft container that is inserted into the vagina to directly collect the menstrual flow.

IS IT SAFE?

Unlike tampons and compresses that use lots of bleaches, perfumes and other chemicals that are absorbed by your body.
The MeLuna menstrual cup is made with an anti-allergic material: medicinal thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). (It’s not silicone, like most brands). It is also 100% vegan.

HOW IS IT USED?
The menstrual cup is used in the same way as a tampon, but with a clear advantage: it collects your menstrual flow, it does not absorb it, thus avoiding alterations of the mucosa, dryness and itching; common annoyances with the use of tampons. With the use of the menstrual cup you also avoid fibers and plastic waste in your interior.

HOW IS IT CLEANED?
Before and after the last use of your period, wash and sterilize your MeLuna menstrual cup carefully and store it in your bag for proper ventilation. Do not store the menstrual cup in an airtight container or plastic bag.
You do not need to sterilize your glass every time you empty it, just rinse with warm water.

WHY IS IT MORE COMFORTABLE?
It does not move, it does not note and it can not be seen. Once placed you can take it up to a maximum of 12 hours, emptying it every 2 or 5 times, always depending on the volume of menstrual flow. You can use it to sleep and to practice all kinds of sports, in the same way as a tampon but with freedom of time and movements.

WHY IS IT MORE ECOLOGICAL?
The use of tampons and compresses generate more than 3 million kilos of garbage per year. The long life of the menstrual cup contributes to generate less waste, both chemical and physical. In addition, the production of a menstrual cup is much less polluting than that of tampons and compresses since less chemicals, materials and processes are used during its production.

WHY IS IT CHEAPER?
The menstrual cup can last between 5 and 10 years. Therefore, if you compare the investment in a menstrual cup, (which is also quite cheap), with the amount of tampons, pads and / or panty liners you spend each month, the amount of money you save is a great advantage.

 

After explaining all the benefits and advantages, it is important that you also know that there are different sizes and models.
Your size will depend on the number of vaginal births, physical complexion and physical condition.
* It is very important to keep in mind that the size and texture of the cup is defined more through the anatomy and not through the flow.

* The first few times you use it you may find it a little complicated when putting it on and taking it off, but once you get used to it, it’s a wonder and you do not even notice it or wear it!
If it bothers you or you have losses it means that you have not put it properly.
At the beginning I combined the cup with pads, so I felt more safe and I used the last ones that I had left.

Currently there are many brands of menstrual cups that vary according to price and quality. Personally, I recommend MeLuna because it is the brand I use and I am very happy with it.

 

                         

I really hope you find this post helpful, let me know if you have any questions…

ALBA 

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