Surprisingly, the answer is a definite yes. There are lots greener options on the market. And many women swear by them, vowing that change was the best thing that ever happened to Aunt Flo.
Here are five accessories that can help you have a better, greener period. And one is even disposable. Happy shopping!
- Menstrual Cups
The first option for a better, greener period is a little contraption called a menstrual cup. While this may sound rather gross, some people swear by them.
Well-known blogger Wellness Mama is just one of the many lovers of this easy option. And while she freely admits that she was initially put off by the idea, she is now a huge fan of the change. In fact, she declares herself a true convert.
“A menstrual cup is exactly what it sounds like -- a reusable, soft-sided cup that fits inside the vagina to collect menstrual flow,” she says.“It is reusable, leak-proof (in my experience) and much more comfortable than regular tampons.”
She raves about only needing to change her Diva Cup once daily during non-heavy flow days. Plus, she says it isn’t uncomfortable at all. However, she does warn that you may need to turn it inside out to avoid leaks and discomfort. This tip, given to her by a midwife, is one that she stresses.
And best of all, Wellness Mama says that you can reuse a menstrual cup after washing it and can wear it safely for up to two years. Just know that there are two sizes of Diva Cups available -- size 1 for before you have a child and size 2 for after childbirth or women past the age of 30.