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Why I Use The Menstrual Cup And Why You Should Too
I am a ‘regular’ Indian woman… strike that… I am an Indian woman who has had a conservative upbringing and had to face all the taboos related to menstruation. I grew up knowing that I can’t talk about periods with the menfolk, couldn’t keep my pads lying around, couldn’t get into religious territory and only ask my mother for the money to buy pads, because well, had to keep my father in the dark. It seemed like it was something only women could talk about, discuss and then just keep in the corner hidden under a cloak or maybe a tablecloth.
Well, to my mother’s dismay, I turned out exactly the opposite of what is deemed appropriate. I suffer from dysmenorrhea and have been diagnosed…
Hello Cup: I Finally Tried A Menstrual Cup And Now I’m A Convert
As the ladies would say, the cup is ‘bloody brilliant’ and I couldn’t agree more.
How Menstrual Cups Are Changing People's Periods
Many users report shorter and lighter periods, so why has no one researched the phenomenon?
Menstrual cups are a cheaper, more sustainable way for women to cope with periods than tampons or pads
Yes, their popularity is growing as women, as well as men, become more comfortable dealing with and discussing menstruation. They have been a topic in news media ranging from Teen Vogue to NPR. Another part of their growing popularity stems from the general public’s concern about solid waste associated with any disposable product, including disposable pads and tampons.
Menstrual Cups in Museums? It’s Time.
Objects designed for birth, fertility and parenthood have long been neglected by institutions. A new book and exhibition series aims to change that.
Menstrual cups make your period easier. Why aren't they more popular?
Menstrual cups make your period easier. Why aren't they more popular? Marketers have encouraged us to be ashamed of periods, pushing people toward tampons. Switching to a cup changed my perspective – and saved me money
Menstrual cups were invented in 1867. What took them so long to gain popularity?
Period tech helped women "overcome prejudice leveled against a bleeding body." The technology's future could be even more freeing.
Menstruation Gets a Gen Z Makeover
Young people want alternatives to disposable tampons and pads — and they’re not embarrassed to talk about it.
What is a Menstrual Cup? How to Use It, Remove It, and More
Everything you need to know, including where to buy menstrual cups and how to sterilize them.
Why Has It Taken the Menstrual Cup So Long to Go Mainstream?
Its long, sputtering history tells us that we change what we use only after we change how we think.
‘People were revolted’: how Mooncup bust period taboos and built a big success
The makers of the silicone menstrual cup had to overcome disgust and suspicion when they launched the company two decades ago. Now they are busy breaking new barriers.
A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say
The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive.
A Guide to Getting Into Menstrual Cups
The long-lasting, reusable blood funnels have a rabid fan base. Here's everything you need to know about using a tiny chalice for your periods.
Is the Menstrual Cup Going Mainstream?
Menstrual cups have existed in some form since the 1930s, though earlier iterations were nothing like the Keeper, Softcup and the Diva Cup, to name a few modern models.
Menstrual Cups Are a Feminist Issue
Menstrual cups leave no room for such squeamishness. You insert the bell-shaped silicone cup directly into your vagina and leave it there for up to 12 hours. When it’s time to remove it, you pour the blood out, wash the cup, and then reinsert it. And unlike pad and tampon users, the menstrual cup’s ever-growing fan base is increasingly vocal, writing countless odes to their cups in the last few years.
Menstrual cups are just as safe and effective as tampons—and far cheaper
Despite a long history of use, menstrual cups still get far less attention than pads and tampons.
Menstrual cups vs tampons – here’s how they compare
Growing concern about the environmental impact of disposable tampons and sanitary pads, as well as the need to offer more options for menstrual management in low- and middle-income countries, has led to a resurgence of menstrual cups.
Menstrual Cups: Study Finds They're Safe To Use — And People Like Them
"Menstrual cups can be difficult to use — I thought that at first," says Reid. "It seemed like the most clumsy, awkward thing ever. But then when it was explained to me, I found it more convenient."
This User-Friendly Menstrual Cup Is What Happens When Design Is Inclusive
When her old cup kept failing her, Jane Adame, whose connective-tissue condition makes her joints unstable, had to imagine there was a better way.
Why I Use The Menstrual Cup And Why You Should Too
Menstrual cups are safe, cost effective, environment friendly, socially less awkward and perfect for the 21st century woman. You never have to ask around for a pad. You never have to worry about stains.
The Best Menstrual Cups To Help Manage a Heavy Flow
Most menstrual cups aren’t necessarily designed with heavy periods in mind, and yet they still work better for those with mega-flows than most other period products.
The 6 Very Best Menstrual Cups
For the many women who prefer menstrual cups to tampons and pads, the payoff is undeniable. Reusable menstrual cups are less wasteful, they don’t have to be changed as often, and they save a lot of money over time.
The Cup Effect
We empower women and girls and protect the environment by raising awareness about menstrual cups and making them more widely available.
The Hello Cup was a launched by registered nurse Mary Bond and Robyn McLean after they became frustrated by the lack of quality menstrual cups on the market.
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Last Updated : Thursday, February 17, 2022