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Why all female travellers need menstrual cups!

14 reasons why we think every female traveller should invest in a cup

2 comments
  • MartinaAugust 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm

    Great article. I had a Mooncup for a number of years, and loved it for most of the reasons you mention in your article. After I had my second daughter my periods grew incredibly heavy, I had a uterus full of fibroids and, eventually, four years ago, I had a have a hysterectomy. In those super-heavy period years, my Mooncup was a life saver. It never leaked, and I could go for far longer without emptying it than if I’d used other forms of sanitary protection (I remember my mum in similar straits when I was young, before her hysterectomy and super sized Tampax and a heavy duty pad and still she leaked after less than two hours). Apart from the heavy periods, the Mooncup was just what I needed as we set about living a frugal life as live aboard sailors. Menstrual cups are inexpensive, discreet and don’t take up much storage space when you’re living on a tiny boat! My older daughter is hitting puberty now, and her first period is probably no more than two years away. I’m exploring sustainable options for her. If you have any suggestions (brands of period pants you’d suggest, for example) I’d like to know. xx

  • EmmaAugust 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm

    Hey Martina, Thanks for your comments. On the post, I gave 3 options for period pants. Did you see them?

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