The best menstrual cups you can buy
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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, which is a popular choice because it's easy to find in stores, comes in two sizes, and is made of flexible healthcare-grade silicone material.
As someone who's gotten a period every month for the past 15+ 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 you can buy:
- Best menstrual cup overall: DivaCup Menstrual Cup
- Best disposable menstrual cup: Softcup Menstrual Disc
- Best inexpensive menstrual cup: Blossom Menstrual Cup
- Best menstrual cup for sensitive skin: Saalt Menstrual Cup
- Best menstrual cup for beginners: Luna Menstrual Cup
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