Menstrual Cups: You Should Be Using Them. Period.
First thing's first.
What the heck is a menstrual cup?
A menstrual cup is type of feminine hygiene product which is usually made of medical-grade silicone, shaped like a bell and is flexible. It is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch menstrual fluid (blood), and can be worn during the day and overnight.
So before we dive into the details, why use a menstrual cup in the first place? Why not just stick to pads or tampons?
I'm glad you asked. In order to answer those questions, let's look at four things:
1. Environmental impact.
2. Health impact.
3. Social impact.
4. Economic impact.