My response to the post about moldy tampons that was all over tumblr yesterday.
I wish more people were aware that there are other options. Seriously.
Reasons to use a menstrual cup:
-cost around $20-$30 and last up to 10 years
-more comfortable, no annoying string in the way when you’re trying to pee
-higher capacity than tampons, can be worn up to 12 hours and overnight
-not associated with toxic shock syndrome
-a bunch more if you want to google it.
Yes, there are plenty of reasons why people use tampons or other products, but simply knowing they exist is a huge factor.
Granted, using a menstrual cup requires that you are comfortable with/aware of your body, but I don’t think that is a bad thing, in fact quite the opposite.
(EDIT: I guess I forgot to include the “this is not for everyone!” disclaimer. The point I wanted to make is that so many people ARE unaware that such a thing exists. It was never my intention to dismiss or condemn people with valid reasons for using other products. I’m promoting a product that I like, and the list of factors is based on my experiences and my preferences, so of course it’s not going to apply to everyone. I am one person and this is my opinion.)