Menstrual cup side effects and benefits.

Small silicone bell, the menstrual cup also called menstrual cup  or cup is a hygienic protection which, unlike pads and tampons, does not absorb blood, but retains it inside the vagina. All women can use it. 

 “Opting for the menstrual cup requires above all to know how it works and above all a relaxed position since it involves inserting a small cup into the vagina”, 

Period cup advantages

The list is long, but here are 3 reasons that clearly helped me in my choice:

1- Savings in perspective!

Yes, because if the purchase of a cup represents an initial investment (between 20 and 30 euros on average), you can then keep it for a good ten years!

Knowing that a box of 20 tampons or napkins already costs nearly 10 euros… the calculation is very quickly done!

2- Convenient and space-saving

Indeed, it is so easy to have your little packaging always ready to use in your bag.

And above all, when traveling, no need to bring your batch of tampons and pads: a cup will meet all your needs!


When traveling, no more suitcases crammed with hygienic protections that take up space (the packets of towels are huge)


3- A little extra for our environment

The menstrual cup is easy to use and hygienic, of course, but it is also ecological and economical , which does not spoil anything!😉

So even if there are so-called “bio-degradable” towels, they will still be thrown in the trash at some point. This is not the case with the cup, since it is reusable.


Above the recycling of waste produced by absorbent sanitary napkins


Finally, the menstrual cup has a lifespan of 10 years at the very least (5 years only with some cup manufacturers): it is therefore economical from all points of view (do the calculations, even taking the most expensive model. », It will be amortized in less time than it takes to say).


The cup: a small gesture for our environment


And I would even add, in 4th point, that wearing the menstrual cup prevents you from vaginal dryness  conventionally associated with wearing tampons… Happiness!


So ? Ready to change your periodic protection while doing a little gesture for the planet?


Menstrual cup side effects:

  • The use of a cup induces some practical constraints, especially hygienic, since it must be rinsed with water at each removal and sterilized between two cycles. “Using a cup requires very strict hand hygiene when inserting it as well as an adaptation period for its placement in the vagina and its removal” .
  • ” It is rather rare but there is a risk of displacement of an intrauterine device by pulling on its threads at the time of the withdrawal of the cut and thus of reducing the effectiveness of the IUD . ” In case of vaginal infection , it is recommended that you stop using a menstrual cup until the infection is completely gone. Also, its use is contraindicated in case of postnatal bleeding. If you have any doubts or questions regarding the menstrual cup, do not hesitate to consult your doctor or gynecologist.

Improper use of the menstrual cup can lead to toxic shock. Therefore reminds that the following information must appear on the packaging or on the instructions for internal protection (tampons and menstrual cups).

Explanatory videos on the menstrual cup

Here is one that I find rather very well done, and which explains how the cup works from the moment you receive your cup at home, until the installation and removal:



Created in the 1930s , it saves money since it is reusable: it can last up to 10 years.

Unlike tampons and pads, there is therefore no need to buy them every month.


There you go, I believe that now you will not be able to say that you do not know the cup 😉

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