So we know the factors. How do they help you choose the right menstrual hygiene product? Let’s dive in.
Most of us had our first period by age 13. We continue with this monthly cycle until menopause. At a young age, you don’t need to rush things. You’re probably concerned about your flower and want to retain it. It also means that you won’t be comfortable shoving something down your “hoo-haa” and that’s totally acceptable. So sanitary pads are your best friend.
But as you grow older, experience love, maybe give birth, or not, it becomes easier and even necessary to use tampons or cups. But the use of either will be determined by the rest of the factors.
If you’ve given birth naturally, then it’s easier and comfortable to use tampons or cups as they’re considered to be more hygienic. Furthermore, your vagina can easily stretch and accommodate the product.
If you have any allergies or your body reacts negatively to certain chemicals found in some products, then it’s best to avoid them. For example, sanitary pads are bleached and sterilized with chemicals that can cause irritation and rash. So they may not be the best option if you experience this. Our menstrual cups made from biodegradable non-plastic materials have zero effects on your vaginal microbiota or ph, so they’re the safest.
What kind of spender are you? Do you love spending small amounts over a long period or buying one product at a higher price but cheaper in the long run? Well, sanitary pads and tampons are cheaper in the short run while menstrual cups are expensive at first but cheaper in the long run. Furthermore, with menstrual cups, you won’t have to include them in your grocery list every month. One cup can serve you upto 10 months.
If you have certain health complications in your vaginal canal like vaginismus, then it would not be best to use tampons or menstrual cups. It might be painful when inserting a tampon or may cause break and tear with a dry vagina.
By the way, did you know that tampons were invented during World War I to help more women work even during that time of the month? So yeah, your occupation plays a major role. If you work in a fast-paced environment, then using tampons allows you less changes and discomfort as they absorb more blood than sanitary pads. Even better, menstrual cups can collect more than 30 ml of menstrual blood and can last upto 12 hours.
If you experience a heavy period, tampons and menstrual cups are your best friend. Not only do they stay longer, they absorb more blood than a single use sanitary pad.
Are you aware that it takes more than 500 years for sanitary pads to decompose? If you love the planet and want to save it for our future generations, using cotton-based tampons and our natural, silicon-free menstrual cups will help you achieve that mission.
There are a lot of factors that go into deciding which one between tampons, pads, and menstrual cups is right for you. However, one thing remains constant, and that is your sanitary hygiene. They all offer exemplary hygiene solutions, but depending on your circumstances, one may be better than the other. It is best to choose one that fits into your life perfectly, is comfortable for you, works with your menstrual cycle perfectly, and does not stress you. With the above information, the ball’s in your court now.