The beginning is a bit odd but stick with it for a discussion about why some women use menstrual cups, the questions women have about using them, and why some women would rather not use one. It’s a discussion that doesn’t just end with this video – have you used a menstrual cup? Would you? Why or why not? What are the pros and cons? What is the best form of dealing/living with your period for you?
In Ireland, the most readily available cup is the Mooncup, which is manufactured in the UK and made from medical-grade silicone. I’ve seen it in health food shops and indeed bought my own one a few years ago. If you’d rather purchase online, you can choose from Mooncup, Diva cup, or The Keeper just to name a few. All of the sites have lots of information on how to use the cups so if you’re at all interested, it’s easy to have a read about them and see how they differ.
I love that the video emphasises choice – women can choose what they do when they have their period. It’s not about making a ‘better’ choice than someone else, but making the best choice for you. As the Mooncup is environmentally friendly, extremely cheap, body-friendly and easy to use once you get the hang of it, I certainly don’t see myself tiring of it anytime soon. But like tampons, pads or cotton/reusable pads, it’s not for everyone.