Menstruation is a stage in the female gender. But what starts out as something normal can lead to problems due to the products we use during the menstrual cycle, such as tampons and pads.
These types of utensils can irritate the skin, produce a strong odor in the vaginal area and even the use of tampons can cause, although with little probability, toxic shock syndrome.
Mooncup, another alternative in menstruation
- There is a more hygienic and ecological alternative with the environment; It is about the menstrual cup or Mooncup.
- With this cup you can save money and health, since, being reusable, it can last up to 8 years, and being made with hypoallergenic silicone, it does not contain products that are harmful to the body.
- Its shape is a kind of funnel, 5 cm long, which fits the vaginal walls and can absorb up to 30 ml of liquid, three times more than a tampon, each time it is used. It is available in two sizes according to age. For women over 30, the appropriate size is A, also for women of this age who have had children by vaginal delivery. Size B is intended for children under 30 without children, or with children born by caesarean section.
- To reuse the Mooncup, it must always be washed with clean hands, using sterilizing liquids or soap, and emptying the contents every 4 to 8 hours.