This is why you should give up menstrual pads and choose a cup instead - Earth Thanks

This is why you should give up menstrual pads and choose a cup instead

Natural menstruation

Can you tell how many pads a woman uses in a year? And in a lifetime? A woman can use up to 4 disposable pads per day, or 16 per month and 200 in a year! 

Can you tell how much it takes a single pad to decompose? 200 years!

Kgs and kgs of plastic that we produce, which should horrify us if we think of how many we are in the world. Today it is estimated that a woman in her life uses at least 12,000 sanitary napkins. In Western Europe alone, 90 million women consume 24 billion, relentlessly going to feed the mass of undifferentiated (that is, non-recoverable) waste from our ever more irrepressible landfills or even worse from incinerators.

Why a menstrual cup?

The MENSTRUAL CUP is among all the queen of ecology and the best friend of our wallet!

The first cups were born in the Thirties at the same time as disposable sanitary napkins but, "who knows why", they did not have the same success: in order to be able to wear it, one must in fact have a good awareness of one's body.

But now, people, we are in the 21st century, don't be afraid! The cup can be made of hypoallergenic silicone, but also platinum (the silicone used in surgery, so to speak) or in thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).

There are many kinds of menstrual cups in various colors nowadays. They are economic, practical, ecological and highly hygienic.

The first mistake is to confuse it with an internal absorbent. The cup does not absorb, but rather "collects": it must be inserted inside the vagina and emptied about every 4-8 hours (it depends on the flow and only the practice will allow to manage the autonomy that the cup can give).

To empty it, you need to have your hands clean, and just rinse the cup with drinking water from the tap,  then reinsert it. In case you are not at home or in a public bathroom, it is not necessary to rinse it (you can bring a bottle of water with you), just do it once you return home.

It’s good to sterilize it by boiling it before use at the beginning of menstruation in a dedicated saucepan for a few minutes (not forgetting it, otherwise it will be destroyed or otherwise damaged and no longer usable).

ECONOMIC: the cost of a single cup varies between 15 and 30 dollars depending on the brands and purchase methods.

DURATION: varies between 2-10 years, depending on the model and the evolution of our obstetric profile or rather the sizes of the cup undergo variations depending on the tone of the perineum, age, pregnancy and birth.

PRACTICE: because it absolves you from the nightmare of having to constantly remind you to run to buy sanitary napkins when the blood appears (for example when it is night and you have forgotten to buy sanitary napkins or if it arrives early).

CONVENIENT: the cup insulates you from the external environment, allowing you, for example, to go to the beach and the pool without having the fear of getting dirty. Excellent for sports or for those who are always on the move.

HYGIENIC: much more than any napkin !!!! Even the best sanitary napkins, including those in organic cotton, tend to create a warm, humid environment at the pelvic floor, an environment that perfectly favors infections such as candida and mycoses. The napkins, especially in summer and especially if not often changed, tend to give off a bad smell as they considerably limit the transpiration of the skin. The cup, positioning itself inside the vagina, leaves the skin free to breathe, and almost totally isolates the uterine cervix from the possible aggression of pathogenic agents.

A menstrual cup lasts 10 years and you only need one. You won't have to buy sanitary napkins, or bring them from home. All free space in your suitcase or bag and budget for your summer.

Product information

Medical grade silicone menstrual cup. You can wear it up to 12 hours and for 10 years.

Certifications and healthcare: CE, FDA, ROHS, SGS. No allergic reactions, does not lead to mold and urinary tract infections, not sliding sideways, no smell, no foreign body sensation, recyclable. The Cup is also suitable for women who suffer from various eczemas or dermal allergies and allergies to tampons or latex materials, and for women who use contraception. This is not a contraceptive. The Cup is made from an absolutely neutral silicone material, which maintains a healthy vaginal environment and does not dehydrate the mucosa nor disrupt the PH balance. Women who have no sexual experience are not recommended using this product.

Packaging: 1 Small + 1 Large menstrual cups + 1 sterilizer cup + 1 cloth bag + Instructions

Small size is ideal for people with a normal flow, for women who have not given birth to a child or up to the age of 25 years. 

Large size is suited for people with a heavy Flow, for women who have given birth to a child or who are over 25 years old.




Length of Stem

Max Volume

Up to the Rim


40 mm

70 mm

15 mm




45 mm

70 mm

15 mm



Before using your menstrual cup for first time

  1. Wash your menstrual cup with warm water and mild soap. Menstrual cups must be sterilized before use, you can choose dedicated sterilizer disinfection or boiling water.
  2. Practice folding your menstrual cup.
  3. Read and follow the insertion/removal instructions.

Sterilization: At each menstrual period, please boil your cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes before the first use, and repeat the same after the last use. You can also use the sterilizer. When handling the Cup, make sure your hands are thoroughly clean.

How to insert it? Introducing/removing the Cup is not more difficult than introducing/removing a common tampon. Do it with clean hands. During this process your overall relaxation is very important, find the sitting/standing position that suits you best. To facilitate introduction, you can moisten the Cup with water or use a water-based lubrication gel. Fold the Cup two times lengthwise and insert it. You can try to turn the Cup slightly while holding its bottom part to ensure proper placement. Once your menstrual cup is in place, give it a gentle spin to help set it in place. Properly introduced and with the aid of your vaginal muscles, the Cup does not turn and remains in the same position, low inside the vagina in such a manner that no leaking should occur thanks to a vacuum seal and there is no feeling of its presence in the body. Break the vacuum seal by moving or bending the cup before removing it. After some time, this activity will be common for you. 

How to take out, empty and rinse? Depending on the menstrual flow, empty Cup approximately 2–5 times daily. Upon emptying, just rinse the Cup with water. It can be also boiled or sterilized in the sterilization solution. Your choice of maintenance depends on your particular situation.

How to shorten the stem? Shorten the stem to “your” length, whichever suits you best. The stem can be cut off entirely, as well. We recommend shortening the stem gradually until you find a suitable length. Pay attention so as not to damage the bottom of the Cup.

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