The best menstrual cups

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Menstrual cups are more environmentally friendly than tampons and pads, and often more comfortable and easier to wear, too.
Our top pick is DivaCup, because it’s easy to find in stores, comes in two sizes, and is made of flexible, healthcare-grade silicone material that holds up well over time. 

As someone who’s gotten a period every month for the past 15-plus years, I consider myself a bit of an expert. But truthfully, it’s taken quite a while for me to really get my period routine (it’s a thing and it usually involves nachos) under control. It’s still a work in progress, but at least I’ve finally stopped being surprised and thinking “Hm, what is this strange discomfort in my lower abdomen and lower back” every month.

One of the more helpful things I’ve found for making my period suck a little less is finding a receptacle (for lack of a better word) that I actually enjoy using. There are many options, from pads to tampons to absorbent underwear. These days, more and more people are making the switch from disposable options to a reusable menstrual cup. Cups are both better for the environment and lighter on the wallet.

Of course, menstrual cups take a little getting used to, since you literally need to wedge them inside your body for them to work. Once you get used to the idea and find the right one for you, they significantly cut down on leakage and other uncomfortable side effects of your period.

Here are the best menstrual cups:

Best menstrual cup overall: DivaCup Menstrual Cup

Best disposable menstrual cup: Softcup Disposable Menstrual Discs

Best on a budget: Blossom Menstrual Cup

Best for sensitive skin: Saalt Menstrual Cup

Best for beginners: Lena Menstrual Cup

Updated on 9/4/2020 by Mara Leighton: Checked prices and links and added mention of other menstrual cups we’re looking forward to testing.

The best overall

The DivaCup comes in two sizes, stays put, and can be worn for 12 hours, even when you’re active.

If you’ve been researching menstrual cups you’ve probably come across the DivaCup, oh, half a dozen times. It’s an extremely popular choice, in part because it’s easy to find — I ordered one on Amazon but have also seen it at my local drugstore.

DivaCup is available in two sizes. Model 1, “recommended for those under the age of 30 who have never delivered vaginally or by cesarean section” and Model 2, recommended for everyone else. Of course, the size you use will depend more on your own physiology than anything else.

Both are made of BPA-free healthcare-grade silicone and can be worn leak-free for up to 12 hours. Reviewers do note that leakage is possible if the cup is improperly inserted, so it may take a bit of trial-and-error while you’re getting used …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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