Yep, we were afraid of trying a menstrual cup too – until we took the plunge and realised how awesome and comfortable they can be, and now we’re huge advocates as part of a zero waste home.
The average woman uses a massive 12,000 disposable sanitary products during their lifetime, and plastic free pads are not the norm. 100 billion tampons and sanitary padsare disposed of every single year and 50% of us ladies admit that we’re concerned about the amount of waste our periods are producing, but let’s be honest, trying something new down there leaves us feeling a little out of our comfort zone.
Ultimately, the choice is yours, but here are some facts about the Ruby Cup that may interest you:
· The cup holds three times as much moisture as a super tampon and can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time, reducing the number of times you will need to ‘pop to the bathroom’
· One Ruby Cup costs around the same as a 6-month supply of sanitary products, so you’ll save a lot of money in the long term and wave a fond farewell to the insane taxes placed on sanitary goods. Believe it or not, they’re still classed as ‘luxury goods’ by the government (don’t get us started on how we feel about that little gem)
· Ruby Cup is free of plastic, latex, bleach and toxins – not a claim that most sanitary companies can make about their products!
Even better – Ruby Cup allows you to buy one, give one! For every Ruby Cup purchased, the company donate a menstrual cup to a girl in need.
The Ruby Cup is made from 100% soft, medical grade silicone and can be used for up to 10 years, making it a much more eco-friendly option.