Cruelty-Free Menstrual Cup Brands
The first time someone mentioned cruelty-free menstrual cups to me I needed a moment to process. Menstrual cups are environmentally-friendly products used for menstruation in humans. How could a menstrual cup not be cruelty-free?
To my shock and surprise, I learned that not all menstrual cup brands avoid animal testing including the materials like silicone and dyes to make sure they are “safe” for use with humans and/or have dyes that are animal derived. Really? Really.
I have been working on a list of Cruelty-Free Menstrual Cup Brands to collect them into one spot! Here we go!
Don’t Let This Happen to Your Menstrual Cup
When it comes to reusable menstrual cups one of the first questions users ask is; How do I clean a menstrual cup? Because it’s worn inside, like a tampon, it’s important to make sure that it stays germ-free to avoid the potential risk for infection.
There are several ways to clean a menstrual cup. However, some ways are safer than others. More below:
Should I Take My Menstrual Cup Out to Poop?
Like many menstrual cup users, I didn’t think about taking my cup out to poop until the time came. I was headed to the toilet when I realized that I had my menstrual cup in. On no, I thought. I wondered, should I take my menstrual cup out to poop?
When you look at our anatomy, the vagina (where your cup sits) urethra (where pee travels) and rectum (where poop travels) run close to each other. What does this mean for your menstrual cup? Read more below:
UltuCup Review + Comparison to other cups
When I saw the UltuCup emerge on Instagram I was thrilled! UltuCup is a new menstrual cup brand made in the USA offering 3 sizes for menstrual cup users of various needs. I added their brand to my Made in the USA menstrual cup post and even tested them out during my last cycle.
I tested all 3 sizes during my last cycle! How did it go? I’ll tell you how it went and you can see how these cups compare to other brands and sizes:
The TAMPAX Menstrual Cup – Say What?!
When I saw someone post on Facebook asking about the Tampax menstrual cup, I thought it was a joke. Why? Reusable menstrual cups are to tampons what vinegar is to roundup. The much more effective, environmentally friendly and easier to use product that won’t lace you with chemicals when you use it.
To my surprise, it is not a joke. I found the Tampax cup on Amazon! I literally wondered the other day when a tampon brand would feel the financial impact from menstrual cups on their wallet and jump on the train. That day is today!
You know the tide is turning when even a tampon maker admits that tampons are terrible… details below:
Menstrual Cup Rose Gift DIY
I have given out a number of reusable menstrual cups to friends and family members and I always wonder how I should present the cup. Do I wrap it? Place it in a gift bag with other goodies? While handing a friend a stack of reusable liners and her first cup spontaneously, I would like to have better presentation.
Maybe you are gifting a cup to a friend, relative or partner. Menstrual cups are special and can be an investment. Why not give the gift of reusable menstrual care in a beautiful way? I love gifting cloth pads as Holiday tree ornaments, why not a cup gift idea too? Plus, what a great surprise! Here I got you a rose…with that menstrual cup you’ve been eyeing?! Awesome. Yes.
Can You Have Sex With a Menstrual Cup Inserted?
Reusable menstrual cups can be wonderful things. There is definitely a learning curve and it may take a few different cups to find the right one…but once you get the right combination menstrual cups are great! If you are wearing a menstrual cup eventually you’ll find yourself in a situation wondering if sex with a menstrual cup inside is okay. Here’s more about that:
The Best Menstrual Cups for Running & Exercise
Using a menstrual cup for running and exercise requires a cup that’s firm enough to withstand the flexing and movement of your pelvic floor and vagina. If your cup is too soft you’ll know fast! A menstrual cup that is too soft for activity can fold and leak and even slide out!
No one wants to birth their menstrual cup in the downward dog position, swimming or running somewhere far away from a restroom. Be prepared and test your cup out ahead of time and make sure it’s firm enough to withstand the strength of your pelvic floor!
Dropped Menstrual Cup in Toilet?
Maybe you lost your grip when putting your cup in and the next thing you heard was a splash. Perhaps you dropped it when removing and emptying or maybe it fell out when you were pooping. However, your menstrual cup fell into the toilet one thing doesn’t change…what to do next.
Is a menstrual cup in toilet water savable? Can you save and reuse the cup or does falling in the toilet mean that it needs to be tossed and replaced? Here are the details about losing your cup in the toilet:
Can a Menstrual Cup Quiz Really Pick The Best Cup?
I belong to a number of chat groups. When someone starts out searching for their perfect cup it never fails. Someone will jump on the post and say “take the quiz!”
What’s a menstrual cup quiz? If you ever took one of the surveys in the back of a Cosmopolitan magazine as a teen, you know the feeling. Filling out questions, the suspense building as you get closer to the end. Eagerly waiting to find out some new and insightful piece of information about yourself you didn’t quite know was there. All to be surprised, possibly enlightened…pause and turn the page onto the next article.
Can a menstrual cup quiz really pick the best cup?