I hope you are doing well. So, let’s get it out of the way fast, shall we?
Today’s post is about women and their periods. Apologies to my male readers that might find this post maybe a little unrelated to them but I really – REALLY – want to share my experience with the Organic Cup hoping that other women can be helped as much as I was.
So, here it goes.
What is the Organic Cup?
The Organic Cup is 100% free of bleach, glue, perfume, lotion or indeed anything that doesn’t belong inside your body. It is a plastic vessel made out of organic medical grade silicon and women can use it instead of a pad or tampon (and it comes in a super cute little bag to store it when not using it).
After seeing all the hype and being quite unhappy with the products currently on the market about menstruation I figured I should give it a go. So i put it to the test and here is my rating on it:
Health – well, we ‘ve all heard of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) and it is a nasty business. Well, you can forget about that! Since the cup just collects and doesn’t absorb the blood it makes it healthier (and safer) for your body without affecting you or your body’s pH in anyway. Also goodbye sprint trips to the bathroom 5-6 times a day and uncomfortable odours. I have a super heavy flow and still for the first day or two I only need 4 changes during the 24 hour day period, while the rest of the days every 12 hours will happily do.
Environment – The amount of sanitary (NON – recyclable) products that a woman will use in her life time is insane. Just take a look…
So, good for the environment and for your body – check!
Finance – The Organic Cup is at a price of £21 ($27) and it lasts for years. A box of tampons is anywhere between £3 to £3.50 ($4 -$4.5) and the majority of women use at least 2 boxes a month. That is about £100/year.
Placement & maintenance – Ok, now here is the most interesting bit. I ‘ve talked to female friends of mine about the Organic Cup – every chance I get actually lol – and there are always a few of the same questions. “How?”, “Isn’t it going to get lost in there?“, “Does it fit?” Well, yes it takes a bit of practice – but dont tell me using a tampon for the first time was easy lol!! And no, it will definitely won’t get “lost” in there and it does come in two sizes. One for women that haven’t given birth and a slightly bigger size for women with kids 😉 To be honest, it will take a few times to get used to it but for me was totally worth it!
As for maintenance, all you need to do is boil it before using it at the beginning of your circle and then again at the end. In between, all you have to do is take it out, empty it and wash it with water (or wipe it if in public bathroom) and then in again. I have heard some people saying that they use soap but for this specific cup it is not recommended due to the nature of the silicone.
Safety – I have done EVERYTHING while on my period because of the Organic Cup. Long runs (over 30km), swimming, horseback riding, boxing, working out and never had an accident or felt in the least bit uncomfortable. It’s like I can forget i am on my period – when I am not in pain that is… – when I wear it.
So, overall, YES!! From the moment I started using it it has changed my life. I don’t feel like I have to miss out on things because i ‘m on my period. I can do anything and I am totally loving it!!
PS: I wasn’t compensated in any way and did not receive any free products for this review. I just wanted to share with as many women as I could my amazing experience with something that fundamentally changed my life. ❤
Thanks for reading ladies (and maybe gentlemen) 🙂