First of all, what is the deal with menstrual cups?

There’s been an explosion of all types of cups on the market, your friends have started using them, you’ve heard how good they are for the environment, we’re going to unpack all of it.

But what is a Menstrual Cup?

A menstrual cup is a sustainable option for women looking to explore products for menstruation besides pads and tampons. Generally made from a flexible silicone or latex rubber, it’s a way to reuse a menstrual product so you’re not constantly throwing out your pads and tampons.

  1. They’re easy to use! Menstrual cups are flexile and easy to use. They’re inserted just like a tampon and are comfortable like a tampon.

  1. You’re helping with sustainability! In terms of menstrual products, a woman will throw away close to three hundred pounds of tampons and pads in her whole lifetime, and each year 20 billion feminine hygiene products end up just in North American landfills. So by using a menstrual cup, you’re helping to eliminate all of that waste.

  1. You’re saving money! Another reason to choose a menstrual cup is the economic aspect. You’re no longer buying products each month to help with your flow, but rather one cup that you can continue to reuse between one to ten years depending on the product and cleaning.

  1. Your vagina is actually healthier! Menstrual cups also don’t dry the vagina, unlike tampons. This helps to preserve the healthy bacteria that help you fight vaginal infections.

  1. Menstrual cups don’t contain chemicals found in tampons and pads like dioxin and bleach. You do have to be careful about the cup you buy and make sure the plastic is safe for you, a lot of them are made from latex, which is a common allergen, make sure to check the ingredients.


No matter what kind of sanitary product you choose to use, know all of your options and give the menstrual cup a try.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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