The Menstrual Cup Update

Lifestyle, Minimalism, Natural, simplicity, Zero Waste

Okay so 6 months ago I purchased The Blossom Cup off of Amazon and haven’t reverted back to disposable feminine products since. Initially, I thought the idea of a cup was gross, but when you really think about it…there’s really nothing NOT gross about a period.

If you can’t tell already, I LOVE the cup! Well, I love most things I talk about on my blog hence why I talk about them. Originally I purchased the cup because it was a lot more zero waste than using anything disposable. Now I use the cup because it’s a way better alternative than the traditional products. I have so many pros for the cup:

  1. You can’t feel it (much) if inserted correctly.
  2. There’s no bad smell. There is a smell of course, but it isn’t nearly as horrible as the smell of pads and tampons.
  3. Non-drying and no chaffing. Let’s be real, pads and tampons can dry your poor lady parts right on out especially on those last few days.
  4. Reusable (DUH!) All I have to do is dump the cup out, rinse well, and then insert it back in. At the end of every cycle, I like to boil some water and let it sit for 5 minutes or so.

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I could go on and on as always, but I’ll spare you guys the nitty gritty details. Wearing a menstrual cup is ALMOST a worry free period alternative. I still have no desire to do cartwheels on a beach in a white dress, but I definitely feel much more comfortable going out in public when I’m on my cycle.

There is, of course, some cons like:

  1. Insertion can be tricky…even for the “expert.” Sometimes the cup just doesn’t want to go in. Thanks, female anatomy.
  2. Not the best for heavy periods. Of course, you can still wear the cup, but you won’t get that 12 hours of no changing. However, they do make cups that can be worn for women who have heavier periods.

I have two issues when it comes to the cup. My flow is either too heavy or too light. The heavy day (second day of period) I have to change my cup every 2-3 hours. On my light days (the last two days of period ) the cup is much harder to put in and take out and sometimes hurts.

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I haven’t figured out exactly how I will remedy these two issues, but I do have some ideas. I may just get a new cup that has a bigger capacity so I can wear it a little longer and I may buy a sea sponge for those really light days. We will see, though.

Overall, I really love the cup and the change that I have made. I’m overjoyed that there is no more trash or chaffing or smells! Hopefully, I can figure out what to do on my super heavy and super light days. I am completely fine with the way things are going other than those minor issues. If I could, I would tell EVERYONE to make the change to a menstrual cup because it’s such a game changer. If you haven’t made the change yet, I’m not going to preach at you to switch, but definitely, consider it! You might actually like it.

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

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