Female Sanitary Cups: 5 Reasons to Change Your Menstrual Hygiene Products

Posted by Sophia Loren on December 22nd, 2020

In recent years with the growing momentum of the feminism movement, women are finally coming out and talking openly about menstruation and overall reproductive health, discarding the stigma attached to them. Owing to that silver lining effect, there has been an ongoing debate on what kind of menstrual hygiene products one should use and how? Which one is a more sustainable and cost-effective option? The answers to these questions bring us to one specific product, i.e., the female sanitary cups or menstrual cups, also known as Shecups.

Invented centuries ago, the menstrual cup is finally getting consumer attention, thanks to the growing consciousness among women regarding their health and hygiene, not to mention a younger generation dedicated to saving the environment. If you are still not a fan, here are five reasons why you should switch to a period menstrual cup immediately.


Comfort and Convenience

The menstrual cup or Shecup is a bell-shaped cup made from silicone used to capture the menses. It is so soft and inert that you will hardly feel anything when inserted. Compared to a tampon or sanitary pad you can use a menstrual cup for up to 12 hours, without any fear of a leak. So, that means no more middle of the night changes for you. Since the cup contains the flow you can go on about your day worry-free. Here’s a list of physical activities that you can do wearing a menstrual cup:

  • Yoga
  • Running
  • Exercise
  • Swimming 
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Biking
  • Scuba diving and lots more. 

Did you ever think that you could do all that while on your period? It almost makes Shecup the superhero of menstrual hygiene products. 


A single menstrual cup can be reused and lasts for up to 10 years. Now, take out your calculator and add up all the monthly tampons and sanitary pads expenses for the coming decade. The result equals how much money you will be saving. 

No Chemicals

The female sanitary cup is made from health grade non-toxic and non-allergic BPA-free silicone, devoid of chemicals or dyes. It is 100% safe for internal use, unlike the other menstrual products that are made from bleached cotton or rayon, which is possibly carcinogenic, not to mention the additives used to lock the odor. 

Zero TSS and Infections

The chemicals present in sanitary pads often cause a reaction, leading to rashes and bacterial/yeast infections. Tampons, on the other hand, pose the risk of TSS or Toxic Shock Syndrome. The use of menstrual cups ensures that you never have to go through such health ordeals. 


Last but not the least, a period menstrual cup is environment friendly, unlike tampons and pads. No matter how much the manufacturing companies would wear by, sanitary pads and tampons are made mostly from non-biodegradable materials that take hundreds of years to break down. All that menstrual product waste gets dumped in landfills leading to toxic waste seeping into the soil and water. You can prevent that from happening by using menstrual cups. 

Hopefully, we were able to provide you with strong enough reasons to switch your menstrual products to a safer, cost-effective, and more eco-friendly alternative. Do buy yours today and encourage others too for a healthy life and a greener planet.  


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