Do you menstruate?
If so, do you use disposable sanitary items?
It could be worse. But it could be better. This site is about something that could be nicer for you, and for the environment: a menstrual cup.
Maybe you won't be sure about it. But unless you’re 100% comfortable with the products you use now - and the ways you buy, handle, wear and dispose of them - it might be worth looking into the options, even just for some situations.
It could be better
Nicer for you
People who try them often find menstrual cups to be less noticeable, more comfortable, and to have less odour than disposable sanitary products.
Less hassle for you
People who try them often find them easier to use and to be less awkward in many situations. They mean a lot less stuff to carry around (and hide) and get rid of. They save you a lot of money.
Nicer for the environment
Cups vastly reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfills or waterways. They also save on waste from packaging, and the risk of clogging up pipes (especially septic systems) and sewers.
No link to toxic shock syndrome. Suitable for women with allergies and don't contain bleaches - only medical grade silicon. Reduced potential for dryness and irritation.
On this site
- Potential benefits
- News and blog
- Frequently asked questions
- Testimonials (women saying things like "this is the best thing I ever bought")
- Buying - different brands. What there is out there, and where to buy (from Australia)
- The bigger picture - educational opportunity programs for girls in countries with poor sanitation