Here’s a great “How Stuff Works” (subset “Stuff Mom Never Told You” – I almost wrote “Stuff Mom Never Told YOU” then which would be funny for some I guess) video suggesting 7 reasons you might want to try a menstrual cup.
Cristen is actually using a disposable softcup for her demo – and admirably drinks cherry juice out of one to demonstrate the capacity (an ounce – that’s 29mls). There are of course many reusable options available.
Cristen’s reasons given for trying out a menstrual cup are:
- They’re more absorbent;
- They last longer (up to 12 hours);
- You can wear them to bed;
- They don’t have odour;
- You can save money; and
- They’re gentler on your body, as they don’t have chemicals and dyes.