After running a piece on “non-traditional menstrual products”, website Connections.Mic received hundreds of emails from women “extolling the virtues” of alternatives, and particularly menstrual cups, to disposable sanitary products. The website followed up with some (13) of these menstrual cup fans to find out more about what they like about cups. The article features some great testimonials, and highlights the following themes about the potential advantages of menstrual cups:
- They’re inexpensive;
- They are a way to reduce environmental waste;
- They improve low-income women’s lives;
- They aren’t often discussed in mainstream culture, so women who use them want to spread the good word;
- They offer a way to experience your menstrual cycle that isn't shameful or painful.