Menstrual cups and discs: What do you need to know, and which is right for you?

Menstrual cups and discs: What do you need to know, and which is right for you?

If you’re like 98 percent of people who menstruate  in the U.S., you probably use disposable tampons, pads, or a combination of the two. (This assumes, of course, that your state doesn’t make it difficult or impossible to afford either product, given that 30 states currently tax tampons and pads). 

But have you considered a menstrual cup or menstrual disc? Both collect blood rather than absorb it like tampons and pads do. And, unlike disposable tampons and pads, menstrual cups are often reusable. In fact, you can use them for up to 10 years, especially if you wash and sanitize your cup after each period.  Read more…

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