Pros and Cons of Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are an alternative to other sanitary products such as menstrual pads and tampons. In this blog, we will look at the pros and cons of using menstrual cups.

What Are Menstrual Cups?

A washable feminine hygiene item, menstruation cups are an important product for feminine hygiene. One places a tiny, flexible cup—shaped like a funnel—made of silicone or rubber—into their vagina to trap and collect menstrual fluid. 

An individual may wear a reusable cup for up to 6 to 12 hours before having to take it off and wash it. They may need to empty their cup more frequently if they have a higher menstrual flow.

Pros of Using A Menstrual Cup

There are several benefits of a menstrual cup. These are:

More safety: Menstrual cups collect blood instead of absorbing it which lowers your chance of contracting a bacterial illness like toxic shock syndrome.

More capacity: A menstrual cup can store up to two to three ounces of blood, hence you can wear a menstrual cup for a longer period than other feminine hygiene devices.

Eco-friendly: it is environmentally beneficial since you won’t be harming the environment or nature since it is reusable and it even lasts for a very long period.

Budget-friendly : Menstrual cups have a one-time expense even though they may be more expensive than tampons and sanitary napkins.

Cons of Using A Menstrual Cup

There are several disadvantages to using a menstrual cup. These include:

Removing them might be challenging : There is a little learning curve involved in removing menstruation cups. When you take it out, don’t tug on the stem. Instead, tighten the base and pull, letting the liquid that has accumulated spill into the toilet. Then you may re-insert it after washing it with tap water.

Sterilization must be done often:  Use hot water or a sterilising solution made for baby bottles to clean the cup after each use. 

Adverse effects resulting from menstrual cup allergies: The rubber and silicone substance can sometimes lead to allergic responses in some women, which can be extremely painful and uncomfortable.