7 Reasons To Use A Menstrual Cup

Sick and tired of the feel/smell/cost/inconvenience of using tampons or pads? Hey menstruating folks, we hear your plight. It’s time to try something new. We all know it's time to ditch the tampons for good. 

Introducing Zero Cup: the reusable tampon alternative!

7 reasons to use a menstrual cup


A menstrual cup is guaranteed to provide you 100% leak-free protection. How? The cup is worn as low down in the vagina as possible and is held in place by your vaginal muscles. A light suction seal is formed to further prevent any leaking, working to securely capture your menstrual flow.

Unlike tampons or pads, you can rest assured that you won’t have embarrassing leaks or any dodgy period-related odours. Go for a swim, walk around stark naked, or enjoy for a sweaty run - live life untethered!

Dreaming of a comfortable uninterrupted sleep? Hell yeah, a menstrual cup can be worn overnight, too!

Greater Capacity Than A Tampon

Time is precious, so why spend more time keeping track of when you last changed your tampon or pad? Menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 consecutive hours, depending on your flow. Tampons and pads can only be worn for a maximum of 8 hours, but often require to be changed sooner. Zero Cup can hold up to 25ml (L model) or 20ml (S model) of menstrual fluid. Even if we use the S model to compare, it has four times the capacity than a regular tampon (5ml). You know what that means - you can go longer between changes - YES!

Easy To Use

Fold your cup and insert like a tampon for a convenient solution to your period. Cleaning your menstrual cup is easy - simply remove your cup, dump your menstrual fluid, rinse with water, and reinsert. At the beginning and end of each period, you can sterilise your cup in a pan of boiling water. As with any new skill, learning to use a menstrual cup can take some time, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll soon feel as though you could do it with your eyes closed.

Better For Your Body

Zero Cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone. It is smooth, silky, and soft; contouring to your body & fitting your unique shape. Less is more! Tampons and pads, on the other hand, contain a whole host of additives: bleach, fragrances, acetone, and a number of other unwanted chemicals that are harmful to you.

Cheaper Than Tampons

Cost is always an important factor. Though it costs more initially to purchase a Zero Cup, it works out much cheaper in the long run. Within 8-10 months, you'll have "paid off" your menstrual cup, so think of it as an investment. Over ten years, you'll have saved hundreds of dollars on disposable feminine hygiene products. 

Truly Comfortable

Fed up of feeling that bulky, moist pad or that hideously drying tampon? Try using a menstrual cup instead: once correctly inserted, you will not feel it inside you at all. Zero Cup does not cause any irritation and your vagina's pH balance remains undisturbed. Whereas tampons absorb your vagina's natural moisture and can cause imbalances (such as thrush or vaginal dryness), menstrual cups work by collecting your menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it. 

Zero Waste

Whereas tampons & pads are laden with non-recyclable plastics that will never fully biodegrade, one reusable menstrual cup is all you need for your entire period. What’s more, Zero Cup can be used for up to ten years if properly cared for. Plus, cotton used to make tampons and pads are environmentally unfriendly: it takes 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton. What’s more is the issue with litter: many disposable sanitary products are flushed down the toilet and end up littering our oceans. With sanitary pads consisting of 90% plastic, the urgency to switch to a more sustainable alternative is more pressing than ever before.


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