A menstrual cup is a soft, flexible, reusable 100% medical grade silicone cup that lasts up to 15 years and is an alternative to tampons and pads.
A menstrual cup collects menstrual fluid instead of absorbing it, hence the name. The Rosacup folds upon insertion and then pops open once inside to collect blood, once full the cup is removed and rinsed under a tap or with a small water spray bottle if you are in public and then reinserted. Menstrual cups also carry no TSS risk and has no chemicals or bleach and is safe to wear for up to 12 hours at a time! They also hold up to 5x more than a tampon so perfect for a heavy flow.
No more leaving bloody tampons and pads in a bin for someone else to cleanup and pollute our environment. Cleaning up after yourself and saving our beautiful planet. Start saving our environment today one period at a time.
What size should you get?
- Small is for anyone under 25 years old who have never had any children.
- Large is for anyone over 25 or who have had children either vaginally or via C-section.
Here are 18 reasons to switch to a menstrual cup:
- One menstrual cup will last you forever. Most menstrual cups last 10-15 years The Rosacup lasts 15
- Save money. Besides the green benefit, buying even just one cup (about $30 USD) a year will cost you much less than a box of tampons or pads each month.
- Visit the pharmacy less. Or at least visit only because it’s time to update your nail polish collection. Even if you replace your cup annually, that’s 11 times fewer a year than if you used disposable products.
- Get an extra five hours in between changes. Tampons offer just eight hours before TSS becomes a possibility. With menstrual cups, you can go up to 12 hours in between emptyings.
- Hold more liquid. A normal tampon holds between six and nine grams of liquid. Menstrual cups hold almost five times that amount, capable of up to one ounce (about 28 grams). This makes life a lot more easy for ladies with a heavier flow.
- Dodge chemicals going *up there*. Cups don’t contain latex, BPA, dye or other creepy additives. Not to mention, almost all tampons contain bleached rayon—a material that creates the possibly carcinogenic byproduct dioxin. Plus, that is BLEACH you’re shoving up there. Menstrual pads aren’t any less innocent, only slightly less invasive.
- Suffer less leaks. With proper insertion, your menstrual cup should form a suction. Meaning, all liquid should pool directly into it without a hitch. When a tampon shifts or becomes saturated, that’s when leaks can happen.
- Decrease your chances of TSS -TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a bacteria-spurred illness that can kill you. If your tampon has even a slightly higher absorbency than your actual flow, you risk shredding. Tiny bits of cotton can cause small cuts in your vaginal walls—a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria causing TSS.
- Don’t dry out. Cotton in tampons can strip your vaginal walls of naturally occurring lining, making your lady bits more susceptible to disease.
- Really. Tampons absorb extra juices tiny ducts in your vaginal walls release when you’re sexually aroused. So when you remove it before Bonesville, it could make for, er, a rougher trip.
In addition, some brands like the Softcup claim that you can wear it during intercourse mess-free (!!!). Definitely for the brave.
- Ward off rashes. Yep, adults can actually contract diaper rash. Pads can create chafing in the absolute last place you’d want it.
- Lighten your purse. No more self-combusting tampons or runaway pads to tote around or accidentally fall out with your wallet! You have your cup and that’s all you need.
- Juggle less. Cups can handle any stage of your period—unlike tampons, with which you should be careful to match an absorbency to your specific flow that day.
- Sleep better. Even if you’re having a *super* night, the cup holds more liquid so you won’t have to fumble in the dark to change your tampon.
- Rock on after childbirth. Both the Rosacup and Diva Cup come in two sizes—one before childbirth, one after. The one after is slightly larger and accommodates your body’s changes.
- Go untethered. Tampon strings have the pesky, gross habit of getting soaked in pee or worse—popping out to make appearances at the pool or beach… or bathtub.
- Get to know your body. Since the cup clears up all mystery about your exact flow volume, you have the chance to learn about your unique cycle. It’s your body, after all, shouldn’t you know these things?
- They aren’t that scary. Cups are just as comfortable as tampons, once you get the hang of them. (Remember middle school? See, Tampax weren’t always your BFF.)
You can maintain cups in a public restroom, but you probably won’t have to because you can keep it in for so long. Just wash your hands and wet a paper towel to bring into the stall with you. Then you can safely empty your cup into the toilet, wipe it out with the towel and pop it back in for another dozen hours.
Join the revolution and join thousands of woman who are thrilled with their menstrual cup! Not only is it friendlier on your body but also the environment and your pocket!