Menstrual hygiene in India has always been associated with sanitary napkins and tampons. However, these pose a great threat to both body and environment. Tampons pose high health risks since they contain chemicals such as bleach and dioxin. The average time for a napkin to completely disintegrate can take centuries.
On an average, a single user ends up using close to 750+ pieces in about 5 years whereas menstrual cups can be used for at least 5 years and are a one-time investment. You don’t have to worry about getting rashes or deal with odor which are common occurrences for a few. Menstrual cups are made up of medical grade silicone which does not react with the skin or cause friction. However, you should keep it away from heat or children’s reach when not in use. While sanitary napkins and tampons absorb blood, a cup merely collects it.
You do not require a lubricant or soap to clean it regularly. Washing your cup with clean tap water during your cycle and sterilizing with boiling water after the completion of each cycle is all you need to do. Maintained level of hygiene as well as economic viability are few of its many advantages. A definite boon for those who indulge in indoor and outdoor sports. So if you’re a student or a working professional, switching to a cup saves you time, money and allows you to enjoy a zero waste period.