Yet the trend in the Green movement has even reached the feminine hygiene industry which in recent years, delved into the ‘scented or unscented’ areas, and since, are now in line step with stores asking, ‘paper or silicone?’ Okay, it’s not EXACTLY the same, but you get the idea…which is that women have CHOICES. How far women have come in the world of feminine hygiene. No longer victims of plastic-belted GIGANTIC maxi pads or cotton’ diapers,’ women can not opt for slim tampons, thin maxi pads with adhesives and most recently, the menstrual cup.
The soft, flexible, disposable cup is typically made of polyethylene or silicone, is reusable, and designed to last for up to 10 years. Some brands recommend replacement each year, 5–10 years or state that women have been comfortable using them up to 10 years. These extraordinary devices wave ‘bye bye’ to some of the hassles (mess, movement) associated with other options, while offering a more environmentally-friendly solution for contending with one’s monthly visitor.