I hesitated a little to write this column, based on the intimate subject matter and the normally all-encompassing tone of this column. When thinking about it, I was compelled to share this info as it was a real life changer for me.
An alternative to tampons and pads, menstrual cups fit snuggly in the vagina catching menstrual blood in a tidy, reuseable way offering many benefits when compared to the use of disposable ‘feminine products’. I have been using a Diva Cup for years and felt like I had won a big prize at the discovery. Costs range from $25 to $40, which might seem expensive, but when realizing cost savings every month one sees the financial pluses. Years ago, I read somewhere that conventional tampons are treated with chemicals including asbestos to encourage bleeding. Not sure if my recollection proves true, ingredients are not listed on packaging so who knows WHAT they are made of. Think about what carrying around an chemical-treated plug in your most sensitive orifice is doing to your body. YIKES! I opted for this cost saving and seemingly much healthier option for my flow. If further questions come to mind, I discovered a blog on the subject and lots of other supportive information online.