A Revolutionary Product for Menstrual Hygiene - Menstrual Cups

It has been nearly 100 years since the birth of disposable sanitary napkins, and since then, disposable menstrual hygiene products have become inseparable from women. For women back then, the advent of these disposable menstrual products greatly improved the hygiene and convenience of women in caring for their biological cycles.

History of menstrual products

Before the birth of disposable sanitary napkins, women all over the world had adopted more primitive and less safe or hygienic ways to solve the problem of menstrual hygiene care. For example, ancient Chinese women used long white cloth towels to cope with menstrual care, and used water with alum after each change; ancient Romans used wool as sanitary napkins, Japanese women would use paper, Indonesian women used plant fibers, etc. However, in pre-modern times, even extremely primitive menstrual care products were not available to everyone, and more women did not perform menstrual hygienic care, allowing menstrual blood to flow onto their clothes. Until the first half of the 20th century, a significant percentage of women also used reusable cloths for menstrual care.

The birth and popularity of disposable sanitary napkins and tampons finally brought women a more reliable and relatively inexpensive way to take care of their menstrual hygiene, and the probability of gynecological diseases also declined with the popularity of sanitary napkins and tampons.

However, in the late 1980s, after half a century of disposable sanitary napkins, a new commercially available mass-produced menstrual hygiene care product was born: the menstrual cup. In terms of use, the menstrual cup seems to be "going backwards" and going down the old road of reusability, requiring washing after each use for the next one.

Why use a menstrual cup

Why should people change their habits and accept a menstrual cup that needs to be reused when they have long been used to disposable menstrual hygiene products?

The answer is environmental protection and cost. In the decades of disposable products popular in the world, people's lives have become more and more fast-paced, while the state of the mountains and oceans are deteriorating, as much as ten billion tons of waste is landfilled or discharged into the sea every year, many disposable products have become a killer of marine life, disposable menstrual hygiene products are also inevitably involved.

And at the same time, although disposable menstrual hygiene products have become quite popular globally, there are still a few poor areas or populations that cannot afford to spend on disposable menstrual hygiene products.

Surveys have shown that the consumption of menstrual hygiene products is enormous. Research by the American Association of Reproductive Health Professionals shows that women experience an average of 450 periods in their lifetime from the first menstruation to menopause. American women are accustomed to using tampons during their periods, and data show that 4.2 million American women use tampons, and they will discard 283.5 billion tampons in their lifetime. Although menstrual cups are generally more expensive, the silicone material that is commonly used enables them to have a life span of at least 3-5 years, with a much lower overall cost than disposable menstrual products, which is one of the reasons why menstrual cups are so popular in some of the poorer Asian, African and Latin American countries.

LUCKYPADS menstrual cup

But the advantages of menstrual cups don't stop there. A counterfactual is that, thanks to technological advances in materials, a reusable menstrual hygiene product such as a menstrual cup has a better safety profile than disposable sanitary napkins and tampons.

We may take our LUCKYPADS menstrual cups, LUCKYPADS menstrual cups are all made of medical-grade silicone, antibacterial and anti-allergy ability, and thanks to the dense and stable nature of silicone, it is difficult for bacteria to remain on the surface of the menstrual cups under rinsing, and you can also boil and disinfect the menstrual cups before each use to achieve double insurance.

On the contrary, disposable sanitary napkins, because it creates a stuffy and humid pubic environment, creating unique conditions for bacterial growth, which is very likely to cause eczema, gynecological inflammation, allergies, odor and other problems; and tampons because of the risk of TSS also discourage many users, in safety and cleanliness and menstrual cups do not have an advantage over.

In terms of wearing comfort, the wall of the menstrual cup will be absorbed in the nerve-free area of the vagina, which will not cause any discomfort or foreign body sensation in most cases.

Taken together, the Menstrual Cup has achieved leaps and bounds over its predecessors, both in terms of economic and environmentally friendly attributes, and in terms of use experience. With the growing concern about environmental issues and women's menstrual poverty, the menstrual cup is clearly destined to initiate a change in menstrual care, reaching more women in different states of existence and bringing about a comprehensive innovation in menstrual experience.

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