The perfect alternative
Did you know…
The menstrual cup is a cup-shaped recipient, the ideal alternative to cotton sanitary towels and tampons. It is inserted into the vagina and it collects your menstrual flow. Unlike sanitary towels and tampons, the menstrual cup does not cause dryness, chafe, or leave fibres behind. It does not alter your natural bacteria and avoids the health problems associated with tampons and sanitary towels such as toxic shock syndrome, cystitis and thrush.
It is revolutionary for the environment, as it is reusable, and has a useful life of between 10 and 15 years.
It can be used for up to 12 hours, and you can wear it while you sleep, travel and exercise.
A little bit of history…
The menstrual cup is nothing new
Some prototypes were said to exist, although they were only industrially produced in the 1930s.
The first patent was filed by J.L Goddard, although the most well-known example was that of Leona Chalmers, designed in the United States.
After the Second World War, the cup was in production in the United States but production was stopped as it was not profitable, due to the lack of resources and scant commercial success.
The first latex cup was produced in two different sizes and, as it was durable and reusable, it became popular.
Later on a further cup was launched, prescribed by doctors for being safe, secure and reducing the risk of infection.