And by safe I mean it doesn't leak, at all. Like, I can wear what underwear I want, including none, and there's no difference. I know pads are a hassle with underwear because they're big, but I think so are tampons. If you put in a tampon wrong, like at an angle, you're pretty much always gonna leak. Or like when the blood starts to travel along the string even though half of it isn't used.
It treats me good
I've never felt this fresh after a period. Back in the days when pads were the way for me there was always the smell and general smearing of blood. And when I used tampons my inner walls hurt and I felt really dry and damaged the days following - but it was still such a relief from pads. And in the same way the Fleurcup has been such a relief from tampons. I've been using my fleurcup for 11 days straight now because of my extra long period since I switched from NuvaRing to the IUS Jaydess (which I'll talk about in an upcoming post). Imagine what state my vagina would be in if I'd used tampons instead.
It costs less
Let's do a quick cost analysis of the purchase. I payed 299 SEK (37 USD, 25 GBP) plus 28 SEK (3,5 USD 2,3 GBP) for a bag. Usually a pack of 16 tampons is 30 SEK (3,75 USD, 2,5 GBP). So during a year I'd pay 360 SEK (45 USD, 30 GBP). Menstrual cups can last up to 10 years for 299 SEK, at which point I'd payed 3 600 SEK/450 USD/300 GBP for tampons. Jikes.
Also, did you know that tampons aren't recyclable?
The applicators itself takes 25 years to biodegrade, and we don't even know the time for tampons! Imagine that, as a woman, I menstruate 12-14 times a year, using approximately 4 tampons per 24 hours for 4 days. That's about 200 tampons a year. And the average woman menstruates for 30-40 years... So that's 3000-4000 tampons and applicators per person - that will inevitably affect the environment badly. And just imagine reducing 3000-4000 tampons to 3-4 menstrual cups???? I mean for me that's reason enough to buy one.
All in all, I love it, I've never felt this free or fresh during or after my period, 10/10 would recommend, I can't believe I haven't thought of using this earlier.
There are so many different models so there has got to be one for most types of vaginas. And look how pretty they are! I swear, my period would be at least 17 times better if I had a turquoise menstrual cup.