Switch to Menstrual Cups
When I received a message on my Facebook account if I wanted to review a menstrual cup, to be honest I thought twice to accept it. First of all, this is the first time I heard about it and as a conservative Pinay, just by looking at it I felt uncomfortable already.
I don’t accept products for review immediately (kahit bayaran nyo pa ako), I need to research more about it, mahirap mag review ng isang item na di ko kilala no. But the curious me wanted to know more about this product and it looks promising too.
What made me accept the item is that I found out that it is environmental friendly compared to using napkins in the long run. Our landfills are already composed of non-biodegradable items such as plastics, baby diapers and napkins, so it’s our duty to lessen the use of these items. I love mother earth and if a lot of women will switch to using menstrual cups then it is already a huge impact in the environment.
I’ve been using sanitary napkins for 24 years, imagine the number of napkins I contributed to the landfills, ang dami na 🙁
As a practical person, menstrual cup is more economical too. You can use the cup again and again up to 5 to 10 years (with proper care of course).
This menstrual cup is good for overnight protection because it promises to give you no leakage at all. This alone is good news. Sleeping at night will be more soundly because you won’t be conscious in leaking the bed.
To give you an idea on how to use it, please watch this video (it’s quite long but I tell you it’s an eye opener)
I was surprised to know that there were a lot of online sellers of this item already. But I got mine from Anytime Menstrual Cup.
Anytime Menstrual Cup is a cone shaped cup that is made of a high quality silicone. Silicone has anti-bacterial properties which makes this product completely safe for usage. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, menstrual cups catches and collects it.
Here’s a picture on how to put it on
To remove it, you just need to pull the stem sticking out the bottom and pinch the base to release the seal. Then you just empty and wash with mild soap and water. At the end of your cycle, you can sterilize your cup in boiling water and store it in a proper place to be used again.
Experts say it’s safer than a tampon, because it has a lower risk of toxic shock syndrome, a bacterial infection. And compared with a pad, there’s no chance of chafing or rash.
Anytime Menstrual cups are available in 3 colors = white, pink, purple
They are also available in 2 sizes:
Size 1 for under 30y/o and has no children
Size 2 for 30y/o and above OR has children thru normal delivery
Each cup comes with its own Anytime breathable pouch, perfect for storing your cup in your bag or drawer.
I will be trying this next month. I will be happy if this is a success because I won’t be adding anymore dirty pads in the earth landfills anymore. Research more about it and try it too girls.
I’ve used this cup for the first time this month. It was uncomfortable at first. I find it hard to sit down and even walk because I can feel (or I am conscious) that there is this thing inside me. I have only used it for an hour because I really feel uncomfortable. What’s nice with it is that it easy to clean. Still, I think I will be only using this at the house muna until I feel okay with it to use it when I go out.