Zero Waste – The Reasons Why I Just Bought My First Menstrual Cup
I have done it. I have finally ordered a menstrual cup to try out this month. It’s quite overdue considering the fact that I’ve been using cloth pads for so long and cloth nappies for my second daughter. I am trying to reduce household waste and be more eco-friendly in general and am also suffering from heavy and painful periods so trying a menstrual cup would be quite an obvious choice but I have been using tampons as well as cloth pads up until now.
The reason is that I’ve been a bit scared about trying a menstrual cup! I’ve been worried that it will be difficult to fit and that it will cause leaks. Hopefully, my concerns are not true. We’ll see later this month! My cup (I went for a Diva Cup Size 2 after taking this Menstrual Cup Quiz) should arrive this week and my period is due soon too. I’m excited to see how I get on!
So the reasons I’m finally taking the step and trying a menstrual cup are:
- I’m trying to live a more zero waste lifestyle and tampons don’t belong in that world!
- Tampons are also full of rubbish chemicals that I don’t really want anywhere near me.
- I have very heavy periods some days and menstrual cups can hold more than tampons.
- I’ve also read that they can help reduce cramping which I definitely need!
- You can wear them for 12 hours which might finally mean I don’t need to get up in the night.
- My youngest sister has already made the swap and has had a positive experience!
- Using a menstrual cup is much more affordable than buying tampons.
- They can be used for many years too so are eco-friendly too.
Do you use a menstrual cup? What made you try one? Which one do you use?