Menstrual bowl - a new word in women's intimate hygiene
The menstrual cup (cap) is a compactSilicone cup, not much bigger than a tampon, made in the form of a cap. It is made from a completely harmless for human health and ecology special medical material - silicone, the one that has been successfully used for the manufacture of breast implants for more than one decade. The menstrual cup seems to have been specially created for women with different types of skin allergies, including a fairly common allergy to cotton swabs. After all, silicone, unlike those materials from which the usual means of hygiene are made for us, is not at all allergic.
A bit of history
Menstrual bowls were invented and launched inProduction in Europe in the 30s of last century. At the same time, the first tampons came to the world market. In those rather conservative times, touching women with their intimate parts of the body was considered something very indecent and shameful, and the menstrual cup assumed its introduction into the right place directly by hand, which implied involuntary touch to its sexual organs. Manufacturers of tampons have provided an opportunity to circumvent this delicate problem by inventing special applicators, due to which there was no need to touch intimate organs. In addition, tampons are more profitable for the economy than menstrual cups, since, unlike them, they are disposable, which forces women to buy them from month to month and from year to year throughout most of their life. And the purchase of the menstrual cap can be done only 5-6 times during all the time that a woman is of childbearing age. Thus, the menstrual bowl lost the marketing confrontation in the market with tampons and left for long decades in the shade.
The revival of this hygiene tool began inIn the 1980s, when the world's struggle for ecology entered the active phase, women began to look for an alternative to disposable gaskets and tampons that pollute the environment.
However, its widespread received a bowlWhile only in the countries of Western Europe and in America, where almost every third woman uses this method of hygiene at monthly intervals. In Russia, however, menstrual capes have penetrated relatively recently, but they are gradually beginning to gain popularity among our compatriots.
The principle of the bowl and how to use it
The bowl is inserted into the vagina and held thereThanks to the strength of the muscles and the resulting vacuum. The menstrual cup is completely insensible inside and not visible from the outside. Due to the close contact of the walls of the vagina and the bowl, its contents can not spill. In addition, the bowl ensures complete tightness of the internal environment of the vagina, due to which the possibility of penetration of bacteria inside from the external environment, with its correct application, is reduced to zero.
What are the main advantages of the menstrual bowl before conventional means?
The service life of the menstrual cap is 5-10years. Primary investment in the bowl is greater than with the purchase of disposable tampons or pads, but in the aggregate, further savings are obvious, because the funds invested in the bowl will pay off in a couple of months.
As is known, disposable hygiene productsCause considerable harm to the environment. Chemical gels and dioxins contained in them fall into the soil and water, thereby causing irreparable harm to the environment. A polyethylene packing of gaskets and tampons does not decompose in the soil for almost 500 years. The menstrual cup can also be used for years, which considerably reduces the amount of garbage ejected.
Compact and portable
When traveling and traveling, it is much more convenient to bring a small cap in a small canvas bag than to carry bulky and rather bulky packages with gaskets and tampons.
Comfort and convenience
Unlike gaskets, which hinder and restrict movement, the menstrual drop is located directly inside the body, which greatly increases the feeling of freedom of action.
Also there are no unpleasant sensations atThe extraction of the bowl from the vagina with scarce menstruation due to the smooth and easily sliding walls of the cup itself, unlike tampons, which in dry condition are sometimes pulled out with great difficulty and not with the most pleasant sensations.
In addition, when using a tampon, oftenWomen are faced with the problem of getting wet with the "tail" when urinating, with the bowl there is no such problem: it has a short soft silicone tip that can be cut to fit for you, so that it can not be seen.
The menstrual cup contains more blood than a tampon, which allows less often to empty its contents.
It does not interfere with the performance of any physical exercises, and even if you turn upside down, its contents do not pour out.
Yes, there to say, with a cup even possible to engage in full-fledged sex!
The risk of harm to health is minimal.
It is known, though rare, but there are cases of toxic shock when using tampons. When using the menstrual cup, no such connection was found.
In recent years, many women around the world have beenAre conquered by this compact and convenient device, so facilitating intimate hygiene. Unfortunately, in Russia, menstrual cups have not yet received such a wide distribution. But I want to believe that soon any Russian woman will be able to feel all the delights of using this unique tool.