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I’m Vashti!

I am usually not wearing pants [mostly just at home], drinking coffee & sweet tea, obsessively cleaning my house, figuring out dinner for 3, running at the gym, trying to cut carbs, and overthinking ever single aspect of my life.

10 Reason to Use a Menstrual Cup

10 Reason to Use a Menstrual Cup

I just realized I had started working on this post last year when I had originally started wearing my cup for the first time.

We all know the struggle of being a woman on her cycle, it can be rough. You have to change a lot of what you do with your life for an entire week [can be less if your lucky, I’m not].

Because we have the luxury of bleeding on a monthly basis, cramping, hormones, and a slew of other things that go into being a women.

If you have pre-planned life events like vacations, photo shoots, life in general, etc. It can ruin the vibe when you have to deal with finding a restroom every few hours.

The first couple of days of my cycle even leaving my house can be a headache, but since I have been using my menstrual cup and essential oils I feel like I don’t have to be so closed off during “that time of the month”.

So today, I wanted to give you guys an insight on why I love mine so much enough to talk about it on social media!

10 Reasons I love my Menstrual Cup

  1. Pack one item : If you are traveling or going on a road trip there is no need to pack a million pads, tampons, panty-liners for your trip. You just wear or pack your menstrual cup and you are good to go. [I will note that I do pack panty-liners just in case]

  2. 10 - 12 hours of wear time: that means no having to run to the restroom to change a tampon, or pad every couple of hours.

  3. TSS : No need to worry about the dreadful TSS, cups are made out of silicone!

  4. Cost Effective : You can purchase one [or two, one for back-up] you don’t have to continuously buy a new cup every single period, if you maintain it and take care of it you can keep one of these for up to 10 years!

  5. Comfort: In my opinion, once you are able to place your cup according to your body the comfort of wearing a cup is amazing. I even forget that I have a cycle entirely because there are pretty much no inconveniences to it. I don’t have to make sure and change it, there is no chaffing, or irritation in my lady bits.

  6. Change 1-2 times a day : Depending on how heavy your flow is you can change your cup once or twice a day and be good. At times my cycle can be pretty heavy and on occasion I have wore tampons because I had to be at an event and I typically only change mine in the shower, if I can help it.

  7. Less cramping : I have noticed significantly less cramping and pain surrounding my cycle when I use a cup which I love. I recently did have a heavier cycle on day one and had to use tampons for a day while photography a wedding and the pain wasn’t fun at all.

  8. Wear while sleeping : At night I always slept with a pad when wearing tampons because I scared myself into believing it would get lost up there when I would be sleeping. With a cup sleeping is much more comfortable, less worry and less painful at night. I will say day one or so can be a little difficult depending on how heavy your cycle is.

  9. Swimming + Working Out : I don’t know about you but when I have my cycle I typically avoid the pool or beach at all cost, which can interrupt an already scheduled beach vacation. With a Menstrual cup all of that goes out the window and I feel much more confident going swimming without having to worry about a string or leakage. I have worn a cup while working out as well and I really felt so much more confident doing squats without feeling like I was going to push a tampon out or leak everywhere.

  10. Less worrying : I have anxiety in almost every single situation and I over-think ever part of it all. So having to go somewhere outside of my house when I am heavier than usual typically put me on a higher anxiety level. But I just overall feel much more comfortable wearing my cup and thoughts over leakage, just kind of go out the window.

I will say that a cup or disc isn’t for everyone and the shapes of our cervix’s aren’t all made equal so I would say give it a good try and if you don’t like them then they just aren’t for you.

But if you love them as much as I do. I would love to hear about it. I feel like it is just a huge weight lifted off of our already super stacked shoulders.

My current go-to cup for my cycle is the diva cup, I have however tried the Saalt Cup, and the new Flex cup.

If you’d like my opinion on any of them let me know.

Here is a post I read from another blogger on Menstrual Cup’s.

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