Being a woman means (other than a million other things) having the monthly period and it usually makes it hard for us to hustle and be productive.
When I had my first period I remember how it felt to wear a pad: I felt like a toddler with a diaper between my legs (no kidding!)
Having sensitive skin you can imagine how bad that plastic-y thing could make my skin, and during summer it was PURE HELL!
One day (6 years ago, more or less) I found out about menstrual cups. At
Then I decided to buy one and try and that day I stopped buying pads or tampons for ever!
Today I’m here to introduce you to menstrual cups and specifically, tell you how to choose the right cup!
Why should I choose a cup over tampons or pads?
There are two main reasons:
It’s economical and ecological !
Economical because it can last up to 10 years and that means that you’re going to buy only 3 to 5 cups in your lifetime.
Ecological because instead of disposing of 11.000 tampons/pads, in your lifetime, (which multiplied by all the women fertile on Earth, means A LOT of waste) you’re going to throw away only a few cups.
And, you can wear your menstrual cup during sports, swimming, travelling or any kind of activity because you only have to clean it every 12hours!
What is my size?
Choosing the size is pretty easy, LadyCup offers two sizes: Small & Large.
You need a size S if:
- You are under 25 years old
- You haven’t given birth
You need a size L if:
- You are over 25 years old
- You have given birth
Per e.g. I am 31 but I haven’t given birth, so I chose the size L.
When I received my new LadyCup I was really surprised!
Here’s what was inside:
Lady Protector: a useful tool to handle your cup easily and hygienically!
Sterilizing Tablet: before use, sanitize your cup with this tablet.
Instructions: more info about the cup and tips and tricks on how to use it.
Small bag: where to store your menstrual cup between one period and the next one.
Lady Cup: your cup made of medical silicon (no softners, no latex, no BPA and no phthalates!)
And I was super lucky to get the pink one!!!
There’s a huge range of colours to choose from:
Omg, I would love to collect them all and switch every month! They are super cute and the bags are lovely!
The cup is super soft and easy to fold and insert!
Tip: I usually cut the stem (that little tail on the bottom) because I can easily grab the bottom of the cup with my fingers to remove it.
Did you know about menstrual cups?
If it is your first time, check out LadyCup, their cups are for everyone, beginners and experts so don’t be afraid, it will really change your life for good 🙂