5 Reasons Why You Should Start Using A Menstrual Cup

using a menstrual cup

Menstrual cups are cool. Not only for the environment (you need only one for the next 5-10 years) but also for you. No more regular infections because of the drying tampons, no more itchy feelings!

Today I want to share with you all the reasons why you should start using a menstrual cup if you already haven't. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Using A Menstrual Cup

As you may know, I am a big fan of menstrual cups. 
I began my journey back in the day and you can read all about that here.  This was back in 2009. That's 8 years ago. Oh my, time flies!

Then after I had my first child I switched to a different menstrual cup - a plain Lunette and after that, I switched to a Lalicup. Why? Well, I had the chance to test them both, but loved them equally. 

Now, I had the chance to try a foldable menstrual cup, which is something completely out of this world - I'm talking about the Intimina Lily cup

intimina menstrual cup

My heart sings when a friend tells me that she's bought a menstrual cup and she's loving it. 
It makes me feel like a proud mama!

So, WHY exactly should you switch to a menstrual cup?

  1. In the long run, it's super affordable. You need only one for 5-10 years. They usually cost about 30€. That's 50c per month (for 5 years) or  30c per month (for 10 years). 
  2. They are healthier for your vagina. No more drying tampons (that are mostly bleached), no more uncomfortable pads!
  3. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy and quick to insert it/ take it out and clean it. Just pour it in sink/toilet bowl and wash it with some water. 
  4. Menstrual cups are so damn comfortable. Once it's inserted correctly you don't feel it. You don't even know it's there. 
  5. If you planned a vacation and your period comes, that's not a problem. Swimming with a menstrual cup is totally a thing. And the best part is that you don't have to change it after getting out of the water.

menstrual cup

I tested the Lily Cup by INTIMINA and well, I was surprised. 

Not because it's foldable (that's awesome!), but because once it was inserted it created a pretty strong vacuum. It was like the cup disappeared after insertion. It was undetectable. Even by me, a regular menstrual cup wearer. 

Why is that good? Because it made it really comfortable. I mean, all cups are, but I wasn't expecting this from such a small cup. 

menstrual cup

Usually, I am trying to remember to bring my cup with me in the days before my period, but sometimes I don't know where to put it because some of them can be a bit bulky (but they are squishy). They are not the most portable thing if you have a very small bag

But luckily this cup is foldable (a sight to be seen, also it's fun to fold it and expand it). 
This way I can take it when me whenever I go.  I do think that this makes it easier to misplace, but then again there are pros and cons to everything.

intimina compact menstrual cup

I cut the tail off because of my anatomy and that's something that I do with all my cups.
You should do it too if the tail pokes you and is uncomfortable. It makes a whole world of difference! Just make sure you don't cut into the cup (just the tail). 

compact menstrual cup

Of course, I love that it comes in a hot pink color. I love pink. But in the end I don't care that much about the color - it just makes me a bit happier whenever I have to use it. 

This is my very first pink menstrual cup. And because it's opaque (most cups are semi transparent) it was quite an interesting sight seeing period blood on this color.  It kind of woke me up. For a moment :D.

compact menstrual cup

Overall I (still) think that menstrual cups are the best thing that was made for women of all ages. 
They are comfortable, inexpensive in the long run (because they are reusable - the one-time menstrual cups are IMHO a waste of resources) and they make life so much easier

This compact cup will go with me whenever I go. I will use it in the first and last days of my period because it has a smaller capacity than regular cups have (about 18ml).

You can read more about the cup here - Lily Cup.

Now tell me;

Did you try a menstrual cup? If yes, how did you like it? 

*The products were sent to me by the company or their PR for review purposes. My reviews are always honest. This post contains affiliate links.

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