Every month ‘during that time’ I often deviate from my otherwise ‘I am proud to be born a woman’ stance. No, it’s not just the PMS that turns me into a touch-me-not live wire, or the cramps that make me want to cut-off my stomach and keep it aside on the shelf for a couple of days. As odd as it may sound, I started feeling extremely guilty of being a woman, after my realization of the fact that in my menstruating lifetime, in order to maintain Menstrual Hygiene, I am going to add atleast 35-40 kgs of personal non-biodegradable waste. But menstrual hygiene can’t be compromised on! After all, gone are the days when the women of previous generation had to rely on primitive ways to manage ‘Those Days’.
But then what is the alternative! In the recent years one particular alternative to the traditional sanitary napkins has gained a lot of popularity. All these years, I have had my reservations about this new-thing-in-the-market. But lately, overcome by my guilt of already having creating almost 15-20 kgs of non-biodegradable waste I resolved to try out the alternative.
As you might have guessed by now, the alternative that I am talking about is ‘Menstrual Cups’.
After some research and personal experience, here’s everything you need to know about this leap jump product for menstrual hygiene.
What is a Menstrual Cup?
A Menstrual Cup is a bell shaped container that fits in your appropriate parts without adding any discomfort. The discharge is collected in this cup and lasts upto 12 hours with no fear of leakage.
About DEA Corp Menstrual Cup
- The DEA Corp Menstrual Cup is made with medical grade silicon in 2 sizes.
- The Type 1 cup is smaller in size and is meant for pre-delivery life stage. The type 2 cup is a bigger size specifically designed for post-delivery life stage.
- The cup comes with an illustrious manual to help insertion, removal, cleaning and maintenance.
- The life of one DEA Corp Menstrual Cup is a minimum of 10 years and with proper upkeep can last upto 30 years.
- It comes with a cotton bag that helps in proper storage of the cup when not in use.
Why Use Menstrual Cup for Menstrual Hygiene?
- Using a menstrual cup is a responsible thing to do. You cut down on your personal contribution to plastic waste that may take upto 400 years to degrade naturally.
- This wonder item saves you money . A LOT OF MONEY! Calculate the amount you spend on your monthly supply of sanitary napkins. Multiply that amount by 12 (for 12 months in a year) and then by 30 (average menstruating cycle). For me the amount came to a whopping amount over a lac rupees. A menstruating cup will cost you a couple of thousand rupees and lasts you atleast 10 years. Imagine the amount of money you’d be saving.
- Hygiene Aspects –
- It helps maintain the pH level of your private body parts.
- A menstrual cup lasts upto 12 hours without any discomfort or fear of staining.
- It does not cause any discomfort or dryness or itchiness as is experienced during use of other products of personal hygiene.
- Most women struggle to get themselves through ‘The Days’ and often procrastinate their plans relating to travel, work-outs, swimming and dancing. A menstrual cup being leakage proof and extremely comfortable, enables you to take up all these activities with full ardor.
About DEA Corp
Dea Corp, the manufacturer of menstrual cups was founded in the year 2016 by a young maverick Amol Prakash Mane. Inspired by the concept of Make in India, his vision was to promote and contribute in menstrual hygiene through launching eco-friendly menstrual cups. Based out of Vapi in Gujarat, the brand contributes to the initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan through providing menstrual hygiene and awareness among school and college going girls and ladies.
DEA Corp along with its team of social activists and NGOs aims to spread awareness and educate young girls and women through on-ground activities; by visiting schools and participating in women exhibitions. After setting a niche in Vapi, Gujarat, the brand is further planning to tap next important markets by expanding in cities like Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Jamnagar. Girls and young ladies can easily grab the products by placing an order on http://deacorp.in/.
This World Menstrual Hygiene Day, our endeavor should be to break the taboo that engulfs this natural phenomenon that is the basis of very existence of human life on earth. I would like to thank the 12 wonderful ladies who have stepped forward to express themselves this #WorldMenstruationDay and stress on the fact that there are #NoMoreLimits for a woman anymore. You may read their posts in the linky below.
But wait there’s more! Comment below and tell us about a #NoMoreLimits experience. It could be about you or an incident you were a witness to. The best comment will win a DEA Corp Menstrual Cup worth Rs. 2500/-. The contest closes on 1st June, 2018
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the views are independent observations of the blogger based on personal experience.