Here I am, after a very long period without writing.
Today I will talk about the menstrual cup!
I have been using the menstrual cup for a year an half, and Its like a dream! Apart from the cramps, I forget I have my period. Its clean and easy to use it. And the best part of it I don’t waste thousands of pads anymore 🙂 I only regret to not have used it before.
How the cup is made? The DivaCup, for example, is manufactured in Canada. The silicone starts as a liquid and then the molecules are bound together (or vulcanized) with very high heat to form a solid stable piece of silicone (similar to the feel of soft rubber). The DivaCup is cured after production in an oven at a very high temperature to make sure all the molecules are bound and “chain linked” together. Since the end product is a solid material, yet flexible and durable, there is no possibility for anything to leak into the body (no leaching). Even when boiled for cleaning, the material used to manufacture The DivaCup has been tested to ensure none of the molecules will break away from the product.
There are many different brands. I have the diva cup, the one they sell it here in Switzerland, a friend gave me as present. The MoonCup is quite famous and its made in England. So when you get yours, search for the one that is made closer to you, to support the local shops and also save some extra CO2 in the air and waste of water.
Its very easy to use it. Every time I get my period, before I use I boiled in water, and also when the period is finished. It helps to preserve the cup and against bacteria, as you will put inside your body.
If you have any questions please do not exitate to ask me 🙂 I had questions too at the beginning and its nice to share with other women about it !
Here some links if you are interested:
DivaCup http://divacup.com USA, Canada, Mexico and Germany
MoonCup https://www.mooncup.co.uk England
For my friends in Brazil, there’s a post from Um ano sem lixo, together with a video, all in portuguese 🙂
Para amigos do Brasil, tem um post da ‘Um ano sem lixo’, junto com um video, onde ela fala e explica sobre o copo menstrual. 🙂