This is a sponsored conversation about Tampon Alternatives and Menstrual Cup Options, on behalf of Softcup. All opinions are my own.
Just a little over a year and a half ago, my life completely changed. I took charge of my period instead of it controlling me. Sound silly? Then you must still be letting your period control you. No judgement here, I’m just ready to introduce you to other options. Cleaner, Safer, and Chemical-Less options over tampons and pads.
You see, my menstrual cup posts just happen to be some of the most popular blog posts that I’ve ever written. Sure, it’s a little weird – I never thought I would approach such a TMI subject publicly, but that’s how strongly I feel about the switch. I wasn’t kidding when I said they changed my life. And now I want everyone to know that these options can change yours too!
Now, I’m not naive. I still receive emails and comments every day asking about menstrual cups. So many women are worried about the mess, having to reuse a cup with each cycle, and are just not open to that idea and to you, I say, you have options!
You don’t have to jump right into a reusable menstrual cup. It can seem overwhelming as there are a few major brands of cups on the market and honestly, they’re quite an investment. Spending $40 on a product that you’re already apprehensive about and not sure if it will work for you is quite an investment. Today I’m sharing with you another option, Softcup!
Softcup actually comes in both a reusable cup and disposable cup. Unlike other menstrual cups, even their reusable cup is only used for 1 full period, then it’s thrown away. I recently had the chance to see their disposable cups up close and personal, so that’s what we’re talking about today. The disposable cup is meant to be worn for 12 hours, then thrown away. For this reason, you should expect to use, let’s say 2 a day for the entire duration of your period.
Let’s look at a few reasons why disposable Softcups might be a good option for you:
These cups are totally free of any type of chemicals. They are simple put in to catch your flow, not absorb. They travel easily. In their package, they’re about the size of a very thin pad. One concern with reusable cups is how to wash it when you’re in public, with the disposable Softcup, you just replace it. If you’re a little squeamish about menstrual cups, this is a great starter cup. It’s a great in-between tampons and reusable menstrual cup option if you’re looking to move on, or just stay with the Softcup. It’s also a great first investment. At less than $10 for a box of 14, you’re not investing a ton in the beginning before you try it.
Here are a few other advantages you’ll see with Softcup: it can be worn for up to 12 hours; it is so comfortable it cannot be felt while wearing; Softcup eliminates menstrual odor, as menstrual flow isn’t exposed to air; it can be worn during any activity including sports, swimming and sleeping; Softcup can be worn during intercourse for mess-free sex on your period.
I’ll admit, I had a bit of a hard time using the disposable Softcup, only because I’m used to reusable cups and how they fit. I was over complicating things. Each Softcup box has instructions and they also have a great video on their website to instruct on how to wear the Softcup.
Head over to the Sampler Facebook Page and Help a Sister Out, by sending friends a Softcup sample! Be sure to have them send you one too! There will be 15,000 samples to send – let’s spread the word about how awesome chemical-free menstrual products really are! Samples will be available until they run out or through June 3rd, whichever comes first!