A menstrual cup is a small bell-shaped cup made from soft, medical-grade silicone. It’s designed to be worn inside the vagina during your period, similar to a tampon.
The cup sits inside the vagina and collects menstrual fluid. The rim of the cup forms a seal against the wall of the vagina so fluid can’t escape. Once full the cup is emptied into the toilet and then washed and reused.
Over the past 10 years, more and more women around the world, including the US, Europe and right here in New Zealand, have been switching to menstrual cups because they are better than the alternatives in so many ways.
There are loads of great reasons, from it being ultra cost-effective (around 97% cheaper than disposables) to letting you forget you even have your period.