The year is 2022 and the future of period is happening now. We are finally questioning the world of feminine hygiene that the women before us have passed down for decades and till recently is all we have known. What has you thinking “there must be another way”? Is it the questionable marketing about tampons being organic now? Meaning nonorganic comes from pesticide-treated cotton, is chlorine-bleached, and contains fragrances!
Or was it a scary story about a friend of a friend in the hospital ill with TTS (toxic shock syndrome) from just using products that we all have in our homes? Or is it period poverty? Sometimes we forget that over 2 billion women worldwide don’t even have access to running water. If you have the luxury to buy your monthly tools to supply your body for the week it may range anywhere from $25-$50. This price tag is high considering we are stuck with this natural cycle for the rest of our lives!
Lastly, we get to the pollution concern; the single waste aspect. Single waste plastic is terrible we all know this. In one woman’s life, she will discard nearly 11,000 – 16,000 menstrual products. Each of these takes around 600 years to decompose. Now think of all the women in the world as a collective. There is a huge waste problem here that has been overlooked because of these tools being necessary until now. There is an alternative.
What is a Menstrual Cup?
Menstrual cups are soft, flexible, silicone-safe cups that collect vs absorb your flow. It’s the future as well as the now of period. These tiny cups may be intimidating at first but what isn’t?! After seeing a pro’s list you’ll never walk down the tampon aisle again!
Menstrual Cup Pro’s
- medical-grade silicone (safer)
- lasts up to 12 hours!
- save money and time
- most can be worn during sex with no mess! They won’t even know
- more hygienic
- custom sizes to fit all
- gynecologist approved
- you forget you are even on your cycle
Once you make the switch, you’ll wonder how you got by this many years without a cup. Companies like Saalt even have quizzes to find the perfect menstrual cup for you. I hope you found this article helpful and I encourage every woman to try and be a part of the future of period. It’s for your health and the environment babe! Brb going to fill my own cup!