Period Cups. Worth the hype?

I’ve been seeing a lot about period cups the past few months and it got me thinking, have I been living under a rock for the past few years? Cups aren’t a new thing. And are they any good?

  • 300.000+ women already made the switch to OrganiCup. 9 out of 10 who try it, continue to use it.

I did a little research as I know a few companies make cups. I wanted to find a brand that was eco, vegan and just generally great all around. I’d heard of Organicup and the internet quickly steered me to them for my cup needs. So I dropped them an email asking if they would like to work with me, to my delight they said yes and very kindly sent me a cup to try.

  • OrganiCup has been awarded Product of the Year twice.
  • OrganiCup is certified hypoallergenic, certified vegan (no animal testing) and complies to all relevant legislation.

I don’t contact brands being like “GIVE ME FREE STUFF!” (but that’s a post for another day ) I didn’t expect or ask for a cup so I’m so grateful to OrganiCup for making the whole process less scary and being so great. It’s a big deal to contact brands because it’s not always a yes, but you shouldn’t get discouraged by those no’s either 🙂

 

First impressions

Images: OrganiCup

The packaging is great and all very eco looking. I love that it comes with a little bag to put the cup in once your period is over and you’ve sterilized it. It’s not scary looking at all and you don’t look at it thinking how am I going to fit that spaceship inside me. Besides, it folds and pops. (Its all in the booklet…)

Images: babipur.co.uk

I was fortunate enough to receive my cup on day 2 of my period, bye-bye pesky pads. So I opened it all up and had a quick read of the helpful hints and guides then took my cup into the shower with me.

“We believe no woman should be held back by her body.”– OrganiCup

First Use

I put one leg up on the side of the bath, wet the cup under the shower & folded it like the booklet said. I think I was a little tense because it wasn’t all smooth sailing inserting the cup, it’s not like a tampon with an applicator that does it all for you but it wasn’t bad at all for a first try.

 

Wearing

I thought having a silicone cup inside me would feel stranger, but I barely noticed it. At first, I think you’re just very aware that you’ve shoved a foreign object up there but as you go about your day you feel free, clean and wonderful. You feel like you’ve been primitive & gross using pads, not to mention very unkind to the environment.

“No, it won’t fall out (not even if you do a triple somersault).”– OrganiCup

 

First removal

After doing the usual getting ready for bed routing it was time to remove the cup. Now I thought this would be the easy part of the whole thing, after all, it had a nozzle for this purpose. You’d just pull it out like a tampon right? WRONG! I underestimated the powerful suction this thing had.

The nozzle obviously became wet & slippery so I had to dry that off with some tissue to get a better grip. So I’m sitting on the toilet with one leg up on the tub again & playing tug of war with this thing, it still wasn’t happening.

After a while, I got tired and figured I would check google to see if I could find some guidance online. A lot of people said you have to break the seal the cup creates, which made sense.

So I got back in the bathroom and tried the squeezing and pulling technique. You squeeze the bottom of the base, wiggle it side to side then pull down. I suddenly heard a noise and could feel the resistance lessen, it was out. Phew! I rinsed it off quickly in the sink and reinserted it feeling more confident in my abilities.

After repeating this a few times for a few days I got better like you do with anything you repeat.

 

Summary

So it takes a few tries to know what techniques etc work for you. I feel like I would know what I’m doing and be totally comfortable when my next period comes. (Hopefully ha!) Ladies if you haven’t jumped on the cup train yet you gotta at least try it! Ditch those horrid pads or tampons for something more hygienic, convenient &  safe.  Give your vag what it deserves! #TheNewPeriod

 

9 out of 10 who try it, continue to use it.

If you’re not satisfied after 90 days they’ll give you a refund.
No strings attached!

Try one now!

 

*This is a sponsored post and I received free products to review. This is no way biases my opinion of OrganiCup.


 

Hope you enjoyed reading this piece and try a cup. They’re amazing!

Let me know what you think in the comments or  me  @veganbabelife

Thanks for reading!

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