Has your daughter started her period? Has she tried a menstrual cup?
Menstrual cups have been life-changing for me!
I got a cup in a gift bag once, and have been using them every since.
Admittedly, I was skeptical at first.
Since I had a super heavy period at the time, I was concerned that menstrual cups would be a huge, messy hassle.
Oh man, was I ever wrong!
Since I started using menstrual cups, my periods have been shorter, cramps have nearly disappeared, and I don’t have to buy tampons anymore
Are menstrual cups good for girls?
Yes, menstrual cups are good for girls.
While there is a little bit of a learning curve in the beginning, once she gets the hang of it, menstrual cups are not that difficult to use.
When I was going through puberty, the period options I was presented with was pads or tampons.
Girls these days can get period underwear, menstrual cups, or discs. Some teens are even trying out free bleeding.
The aspect of menstrual cups that I’m most grateful for is that they encourage a healthy womb.
There are no crazy chemicals in close contact with your delicate vagina.
According to Healthline, “Menstrual cups don’t contain chemicals found in tampons and pads, such as bleach and dioxin.”
We obviously want to keep those types of chemicals away from our girls.
A Word About Menstrual Cups for Beginners
Before using a period cup, many beginners are going to feel nervous about the entire process of using the cup.
Here are some things a beginner needs to know about using menstrual cups:
- It will get messy. Expect that.
- Using a menstrual cup does get easier. And less messy.
- Remember that you will only have to empty your cup a couple of times each day, so even if it IS messy, at least you only have to get messy twice?
Softest Menstrual Cup? Best For Heavy Cycle?
There is a menstrual cup for everyone.
Whether you’re a nervous user, or looking for value, here’s a quick view at my recommendations for menstrual cups.
Best For Beginners: Lena Cup
Best For Community Impact: Femly
Perfect For Active Girls: The Dutchess Cup
Best Menstrual Cup For Heavy Flow: Diva Cup
Softest Menstrual Cup: Saalt
Best Value: CareCup
Ease of Use | Best Menstrual Disc: Flex
How do menstrual cups work?
Menstrual cups are vaginal silicon or rubber cups that work by catching your menstrual blood.
Remove the cup when it’s full and dispose of the blood.
You’ll be able to reuse the cup over and over again.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to teach your girl how to add cleaning her menstrual cup to her hygiene routine.
Why should I use a menstrual cup?
There are many benefits of using a menstrual cup.
I experienced many of them almost immediately after I started wearing one.
- Lighter periods. According to my period tracking app, my cycle wasn’t as heavy with the use of a menstrual cup.
- Shortened menstrual cycle. My period got way shorter with a menstrual cup.
- Fewer cramps. I rarely have cramps any more! My cramps were always really bad. I have never had bad cramps again after the second month of using a menstrual cup.
- Eco-friendly. You don’t create a bunch of waste throwing out tampons and pads since, like period underwear, menstrual cups are reusable.
- Save money. You’ll be able to save money on tampons and pads. A menstrual cup can be used for months.
Free Downloadable Period Tracker Planner
Your girl can keep track of how the menstrual cups are working for her with this simple period tracker planner that I created.
If you’d prefer to purchase a copy so you don’t have to print it out, you can get it from Amazon for just $5.99.