When there's a cup - there is a way!
Don't be scared of the fact that we shall be talking about mensuration today! Being an Indian - the only option which was ever given to me as a teenager was pads and in emergency cloth or tissues! I know I still fall in the elite section since I was a regular pad user and many women out their in the world - haven't even seen a pad once.
But from today onwards - forget pads or tampons or cloth - GO CUP!
I have hated periods since day one and never understood the fairness in bleeding through 5 days straight every month! And add to that for those 5 days - I have to stick pads to my panties and act as if everything is normal even though my uterus walls might be screaming in agony.
You might come across many reviews out there about menstrual cups - most reviews are done just for reviews sake and maximum are first time users - which isn't exactly useful either. Saw many youtuber's making endless first time reviews with awkward poses about them - but when you come across the people who have been using it since an year or more - the reviews were all positive - like 100% legit positive.
So here is my story - I have been a cup user since almost an year now - very proud CUP GIRL - and believe me my whisper ultra and ultra nights, etc stock - are just getting wasted away in my drawer. I have been recommending cups since then - more like swooning about them - once you go cup, you just can't return.
Leona W. Chalmers invented the cup in 1900's - takes a lady to know understand a lady - right? And imagine it tool 100 Years to shine some light on it and get it to the main stream market! The entire women all across the world will be thankful to her for eternity!
I came across Diva Cup brand on one of the Buzzfeed videos on menstrual cup. Believe me, I felt as if I am living under a rock that day. I was up entire night and I researched endlessly about the menstrual cups. What motivated me, you ask?
So you do get an idea of how I hate pads from the bottom of my vagina aka heart!
So I researched and researched - couldn't go for tampons - never understood it to be honest - saw too many cons then pros. So when I came across cups - I was blown away.
Menstrual Cups has been quite prominent in US, UK, Canada and few other countries since 2010 but I believe it hit the Indian Market by 2015 or so (Not Sure Entirely!) but I was really skeptical of any cup in Indian Market - to my surprise I did find Eva Cup brand - and that was my first cup costed barely like INR 700 something then.
Why I love menstrual cups? Give me a reason as to why not???
There are many myths in which people have claimed that some woman forgot the cup inside. That's like a rare one in a million kind of thing where you may be too forgetful by nature but trust your vagina - it will push it out for sure. You have to wash it thoroughly every time you take it out and insert it back in.
My Routine during periods -
Have a Happy Period, Happy Vagina, Happy Life!