Are Menstrual Cups Better than Tampons?
January 28, 2023

Are Menstrual Cups Better than Tampons? How to Pick the Best Option?

Whether you’re ready or not, periods will make an appearance. It’s what they do. Periods are a reality for over 1.9 billion people who bleed every month. So, it’s common sense if millions seek the most effective product to ease the process.

Female Hygiene

  • Menstrual Cup Large (Only Cup) Menstrual Cup Large (Only Cup) ₹700.00
    Product Description : ISO Certified 31485:2016. Find joy in little things, everyone says! And we help you find that joy. Rustic Art menstrual cup is as small as a cup cake, sparking even more joy in women. Waking up to a new comfort everyday, Rustic Art Menstrual Cup is the treasure that we'd love to share with the world. Rustic Art Menstrual Cup is a reusable sanitary wear, which collects the menstrual fluids, 25-30 ml at a time. It's made out of medical grade silicone, which doesn't react with the either the body, or the vaginal fluids. Since it goes entirely inside the vagina, the ease of body movements is at the maximum, making it a pit stop for most of the sportswomen. It is smartly designed for most comfort and made in India (Satara, Maharashtra). It saves pollution caused due to the disposable pads, saves luggage storage while traveling, saves money, removes the irritation, itch and foul smell caused by the disposable pads. The cloth pouch is hand stitched by local women, providing them employment. Rustic Art Menstrual Cup Wash! Now say good bye to odour, stains and .... with your portable sterilizing kit! It takes care of the maintenance of your cup for 2 years. Use it once before your period and once after for a menstrual cup as good as new. It is made with natural and non toxic ingredients. You can buy it here. How to use : Refer instruction Manual provided along with the pack Benefits of using this product : Rustic Art Menstrual Cup is a reusable sanitary wear. Best Suitable for Sports Women and Outdoor Working women Size Selection: Small: Women below age 30 years; Large: Women above age 30 years Shelf Life : Best Before 24 months Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Rustic Art
  • Organic Cotton Day Pads | Pack of 12| The Woman’s Company | Biodegradable and Rash Free | 280mm Organic Cotton Day Pads | Pack of 12| The Woman’s Company | Biodegradable and Rash Free | 280mm ₹279.00
    Product Description: The Woman's Company Biodegradable Organic Cotton day pads are your answer to rash free periods. The pads have a 100% organic top sheet, are non- bleached, and are gentle on your skin. TWC pads are dioxin-free hence, reducing the chances of cervical cancer. The pads are ergonomically designed to avoid any leakage and manage your flow in the best possible way. TWC pads are biodegradable and good for the environment. How to Use: Stick the pad in your underwear using the sticky strip on the back. Some reusable pads are held in place with snaps or elastic in your underwear. Change your pad every few hours, or when it's soaked with blood. Wrap used pads in the wrapper or toilet paper and throw them in the trash. Flushing used pads or wrappers down the toilet will clog it up. SIZE: 1 piece, Large (Also available in Small) Benefits / Features of using the product: Ultra-Soft Chemical Free Biodegradable Individual Wrapping Country of Origin: India Brand Name: The Woman's Company
  • Large Menstrual Cup - Made of Medical Grade Silicone, Rash free, No Leakage, FDA Approved| The Woman’s Company Large Menstrual Cup - Made of Medical Grade Silicone, Rash free, No Leakage, FDA Approved| The Woman’s Company ₹550.00
    Product Description: Wishing for a pad-free period? Well the The Woman's Company Menstrual Cup is the answer. Our FDA approved menstrual cups are made of 100% medical grade silicone making it soft and flexible and easy to use. It does not use any chemicals hence is gentle on the skin and keeps you free of itchiness and rashes during your periods. It lasts for upto 10 years saving you money the hassle of disposing pads every month- Good for you and the environment. It is leakproof and does not hinder your daily routine. How to Use: This soft and flexible menstural cup is easy to insert and remove anddoesnt need to be removed during peeing. In between changing just remove the cup,empty out the blood, wash it with water and reinsert SIZE: 1 piece, Large (Also available in Small) Benefits / Features of using the product: Skin Friendly Eco Friendly Pocket Friendly Country of Origin: India Brand Name: The Woman's Company
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Though it’s not an easy choice, menstrual cups are gaining popularity due to sustainability factors. Yet, tampons are preferred by women who find emptying the cups a bit messy and icky. Are they, really?

If you’re confused between tampons and menstrual cups, we heard you. This article will feed the information you need to make an informed choice for the right female hygiene routine.

Let’s find out!

What are Tampons?

A tampon is a disposable sanitary product that has cotton or rayon to absorb the blood when inserted into the vagina. It has a cylindrical shape and a string attached for better removal. Once placed into the vagina, it stays and soaks up the period of blood. A single tampon can sop up 6 to 18 grams of blood.

Benefits of Using Tampons

Tampons are the best choice if you don’t have time to empty the cup and wash it thoroughly for reuse. You can use tampons on the go and throw them after each use. Using products made from 100% organic cotton is safe and lets you live stress-free.

Tampons are Disposable Menstrual Hygiene

Use and throw – if that’s what you need, tampons are the best. Like the sanitary napkins, you can dispose of the tampon after every usage. LEMMEBE Heavy Flow Tampons are biodegradable and soft to the touch. It will ensure proper menstrual hygiene and comfort for many hours.

Product Description : "Lemme Be Heavy Flow Tampons (Pack of 15) are sustainable, completely biodegradable, chemical free & very small in size that makes young menstruators’ heavy days feel light and light days feel even lighter.
Without being exposed to any pesticides, we responsibly source 100% certified organic cotton for the peace of mind and health of your body. Lemme Be’s sustainable period product goes forward to ensure an eco friendly system!"

How to use : New to tampons? The key to wearing a tampon AND being comfortable while walking around wearing a tampon is one simple mantra RELAX. Yes, we know tampons are invasive and if you have never tried them, it can be intimidating. But, not to worry. Tampons are designed to support your active lifestyle and millions of young persons around the world wear them. Everything about Lemme Be tampons including its shape, design and material is meant to make you comfortable. Here’s how to wear a Lemme Be tampon.

Wash your hands and your intimate area before wearing a LemmeBe tampon.
Remove the hygiene wrap off the LemmeBe tampon, hold on to its string and pull on the string in a gentle circular motion. This will expand the base of the tampon very slightly.
Use your thumb to hold on to the string and your index finger to guide the LemmeBe tampon towards your vagina. Breathe, this is not going to hurt.
It is easier to insert the tampon inside your vagina if you are seated on the toilet seat and your legs are parted.
Insert the tampon guide it in a downward direction toward your anus. (Yes, that is the right way). Use your index or middle finger to push the tampon inside your vagina.
If the tampon is inserted correctly, you will not feel it when you stand up. If you can still feel the tampon inside you when you are moving around or even when you are seated, you have not inserted the tampon correctly. Don’t worry, it might take a few tries to get it right if it’s your very first time. Don’t be discouraged, just tug on the string, pull out the tampon and try one more time.
Once you have worn a tampon, you can get back to your usual activities like dancing, tennis or even swimming. If you are using a tampon while swimming, remember to change before and after.
Change your tampon every four to six hours.

How do I remove a tampon?
If you found wearing a Lemme Be tampon easy, then removing one will be a piece of cake. It is recommended that tampons be changed every four to six hours. When a tampon has reached its capacity, there are chances that you might bleed and stain your underwear. We don’t want that, do we? So make sure you change your tampons at intervals. Here’s how you remove or change your tampon.

Make sure your hands are clean before you handle a used tampon.
Hold on to the tampon string and gently give it a tug.
If the tampon is at capacity, you might feel a slight pressure while pulling out the tampon. Don’t worry, that is supposed to happen.
Once your tampon is out, place it in a tampon disposal packet (available online or at a supermarket near you) or in a newspaper and place it in the dustbin.
Remember, tampons fall under the category of Sanitary Waste, so you must dispose of used tampons as per the rules set by your municipal authorities.

Benefits of using this product :"DO ANYTHING Lemme Be Tampons provide the comfort and convenience for the women on the go, to do anything you want. Eg : Swimming, Sports, Cycling, Yoga and more, there is no slipping or shifting like a pad it is comfortable as u always wanted.
LUXURIES COMFORT – Lemme be tampons are extra soft, natural, more comfortable and 100 % biodegradable when disposed of. The fibre used in the tampons is super absorbent in nature and keeps you leak proof and odour free all day. The Tampons provide on the go protection with comfort and convenience.
EASY TO USE – Lemme Be tampons makes the inserting non messy and super easy. You don’t need to worry about aiming or jiggling around.
FITTING MATTERS : Lemme be tampons are best choice for women who experience medium to heavy flow. With protection from staining & irritation the tampons provide protection for upto 7 hours."

Product Ingredient : 100% Cotton

Shelf Life : 24 months

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lemme Be

 

Possible to Participate in Physical Activities

Why should periods restrict you from participating in physical tasks? For women leading an active lifestyle, periods can become a pain in the ass. Skin-friendly TWC Organic Cotton Tampons ensure the utmost personal hygiene and rash-free periods even if you’re at your active best.

Product Description:  TWC Tampons are made from Certified Organic Cotton, with an absorbent core, which has the removal cord sewn into it. This core is wrapped in a special safety layer, which prevents the fibers from remaining inside your body. TWC's Tampons are a great choice for women who lead an active lifestyle. By Women For Women Founded by Women from Healthcare industry.

 How to Use: The compact applicator is made of two tubes, with the tampon inside. Extend the inner tube until you feel it come to a stop. It won't click, like other tampons you may have used. To insert the tampon, just push the inner tube until it meets the end of the outer tube.

Benefits / Features of using the product:  

  • Skin-friendly
  • Rash free
  • Ultra-soft

Country of Origin: India

Brand Name: The Woman's Company

 

 

What are Menstrual Cups?

These are cone-shaped (just a bit round) silicon or latex-based cups. If you prioritise eco-friendly products and menstrual hygiene, go for a menstrual cup. They don’t add to the environmental waste, irritation or rash and allow you to perform physical activities comfortably.

Also, it’s a one-time investment. It means you don’t need to splurge on menstrual products each month.

Benefits of Using Menstrual Cups

For getting the most out of menstrual cup benefits, ensure to choose the right menstrual cup size. Bombae Reusable Menstrual Cup uses 100% medical-grade silicon and guarantees 12 hours of leak protection. As everyone’s flow is different, observe and see how long it can hold the blood flow in your case.

Life is too short to keep worrying during your periods about leakage, staining or being uncomfortable because of rashes. Introducing Bombae's Menstrual Cups that act as a great alternative to your conventional disposable menstrual hygiene products. Made with 100% Medical Grade Silicone, these menstrual cups for women are reusable and provide 12 hours of guaranteed protection from leakage and bad odour. It's ring stem design ensures easy and painfree removal of the cup without any hassle and is also free from BPA & other toxins. It comes with a burlap pouch to store it once you are done using. There is no need to remove the cup while peeing, swimming, hiking, going to sleep etc., it remains intact no matter what. No discomfort, just flow in the cup!

 

Panic Free Sleep

Wearing a menstrual cup at night helps you grab stress and panic-free sleep. The soft and flexible TWC Large Menstrual Cup feels as if it isn’t even there. The best menstrual cup is easy to insert and take out. These environmentally friendly products don’t even need removal even while peeing.

Product Description: Wishing for a pad-free period? Well the The Woman's Company Menstrual Cup is the answer. Our FDA approved menstrual cups are made of 100% medical grade silicone making it soft and flexible and easy to use. It does not use any chemicals hence is gentle on the skin and keeps you free of itchiness and rashes during your periods. It lasts for upto 10 years saving you money the hassle of disposing pads every month- Good for you and the environment. It is leakproof and does not hinder your daily routine.

How to Use: This soft and flexible menstural cup is easy to insert and remove anddoesnt need to be removed during peeing. In between changing just remove the cup,empty out the blood, wash it with water and reinsert

SIZE: 1 piece, Large (Also available in Small)

Benefits / Features of using the product:  

  • Skin Friendly
  • Eco Friendly
  • Pocket Friendly

Country of Origin: India

Brand Name: The Woman's Company

 

 

Never Upsets the pH levels

Menstrual cups are more hygienic than tampons as they don’t absorb extra water as a tampon might. Moreover, it doesn’t upset your vaginal pH level, making that time of month rash and irritation free. However, at times cups can get stained and age over time.

For such cases, get Rustic Art Natural Menstrual Cup Wash Powder to remove nasty stains and pesky odours in one wash.

Description : Is your Menstrual Cup stained, feels old, aged and over used? Free your menstrual cup from stains, discoloration, odour, nasty deposits and odour. It also cleanses the air holes with ease. It prevents the salt deposits due to hard water as well. It can be used on first day and last day after the cycle or more often as per your preference. It is formulated to be suitable for all silicone and TPE menstrual cups. Enjoy a Menstrual Cup which is as good as new month after month.

How to use : Dissolve half tea spoon natural cup wash powder in hot water. Keep your menstrual cup in it for at least 15 mins. Rinse with fresh water. Enjoy a stain free menstrual cup.

Product Ingredients : Sdium Percarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name :  Rustic Art

 

The Right Choice: Menstrual Cup Vs Tampons

The debate is endless. Some find tampons better than menstrual cups. Others may favour menstrual cup benefits more. We suggest you try both once and see what’s more comfortable for you.

Period products Femica lists a wide range of clean women’s hygiene products on its website. So, the customers can easily choose the best 100% clean products that are cruelty-free and non-toxic.

FAQs

1. Do menstrual cups start leaking when full?

That’s true and obvious, too (duh?). Menstrual cups will leak when full. Where else will the blood go if the cup is full? To prevent it from overflowing, ensure you’re using a proper size. Empty it after every 3-5 hours on a heavy flow day.

2. Are menstrual cups more environmentally friendly products?

Without a doubt, yes! These little silicon devils are reusable for up to 10 years. Further, tampons contribute to landfill waste, drain blockage and plastic to the beautiful oceans. So, using a menstrual cup makes you a nature warrior, too (YAY!).

3. Is it better to use a tampon or a cup for swimming?

You can use either of them when swimming. Tampons are one of the most suitable environmentally friendly products while taking a dip in the water during your periods. Similarly, you can use a menstrual cup and go swimming stress-free.

Also Read: Tampons Versus Menstrual Cups – Which Way To Go?

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