A girl, as soon as she reaches her puberty age, starts tolerating the red days each month. From cramps to sore breasts, backaches to bloated tummy, mood swings to cravings for all the unhealthy food, women have to go through all of it.
The most frustrating thing is to keep wearing pads all through the end of your 5 or 7 day cycle (for most ladies). Some girls have to wear pads a few days prior to the actual date, just incase their is an untimely leak! Wearing them, leads to an unexplained discomfort. Few women wear tampons. Tampons are little plugs made of cotton that fit inside your front bottom that soaks up the menstrual blood.
Ideally, a pad needs to be changed every 4-5 hours whereas a tampon should be changed every 6-7 hours.
Recently my bestie introduced me to an addition in the feminine hygiene product category – the Menstrual Cup. This is an amazing gift that each girl should give herself, as a treat to help sail though the bleeding days!
Menstrual cups are shaped like little bells or bowls, and they’re made of rubber, silicone, or soft plastic. One can wear the cup inside the vulva, and it collects menstrual blood. Most cups are reusable — you just empty it when you need to (they claim 12 hours protection) wash and clean it, and it’s good to be used again. They are like a blessing during the menses.
Those who have not tried on tampons could be apprehensive to prod something up in the most delicate organ of the lady’s body, but after reading & listening to shared experiences, it’s confirmed that each of them now find solace during their monthlies.
One just has to master the trick to use it correctly. When wore properly, it makes you forget about the flow. An additional brownie point is the absence of fishy smell often experienced during the discharging days!
To top it all, it’s highly beneficial to the environment!! One cup, if properly maintained can last upto a good 10 years. Imagine, the number of pads or tampons each girl would not use thereby helping to keep the nature clean.😊
All in all, this boondh cup has made life of most women’s periods period to look forward too. No more pads and the complementary rashes, no more conscious sleeping positions and just absolutely no stress of bedsheet stains. Above all, a feeling of doing your bit for our dear Mother Earth.
To all those reading this, menstrual cup can be the most useful and thoughtful gift given to the women or your bestie, whom you love the most!