The Cleo Cup can last for years if looked after properly. It's made of 100% medical grade silicone which is non porous and doesn't break down which means you have it for a long long time.
If we broke down some of the costs of feminine hygiene products it costs a bucket load. If you’re instructed to change your tampon every 4 to 8 hours, we’ll use 6 hours as an average. A box containing 36 tampons costs $7 at Walgreens.
1 tampon every 6 hours = 4 tampons per day x 5 days of a period = 20 tampons per cycle x 456 periods = 9,120 tampons. At 36 tampons per box, that’s 253.3 boxes x $7 = $1,773.33
This doesn't include panty liners, pads, replacing under ware cause of leakage. Menstrual Cups can save you a bucketload. Cha Ching
Tampons don't move with the body, The Cleo Cup is made from flexible medical grade silicone that moves like you do.
LESS PHARMACY VISITS
No more monthly visits to the pharmacy to stock up on products. Menstrual Cups are reusable so you can just clean it and put it away for next month
NO MORE DISPOSAL PRODUCTS
The disposal of tampons and pads in the US alone for one year is 6x the size of the Titanic. An average woman will throw away around 250-300lbs of feminine hygiene products. Gross.Wear For Up To 12 Hours
WEAR FOR UP TO 12 HOURS
The average volume of menstrual fluid lost in one cycle ranges from 10-80ml. Since the Cleo Cup Menstrual Cup holds approximately 29ml that gives you a pretty solid time up there. It's also safer fro your body and you can leave it in for 12 hours without worrying about TSS.
That will get you through a day out, a night out, a day on the slopes, boat, woods and a work day. How good is that!
STOP DRYING OUT
Cotton in tampons can strip your vaginal walls of naturally occurring lining, making your lady bits more susceptible to disease.
Tampons absorb extra juices tiny ducts in your vaginal walls release when you’re sexually aroused. So when you remove it before Bonesville, it could make for, er, a rougher trip.
NO MORE RASHES
Yep, adults can actually contract diaper rash. Pads can create chafing in the absolute last place you’d want it.
WORKS BETTER FOR HEAVY FLOW
Most tampons will absorb around 0.2- 0.3 fluid oz. ( 1-2 teaspoons) where a Cleo Cup will hold up to 1 fluid oz. (6 teaspoons). So that's a lot less changing and makes life easier for women with a heavier flow.
NO MORE TOXIC CRAP UP THERE
Cups don’t contain latex, BPA, dye or other creepy additives. The Cleo Cup is made from 100% medical grade silicone. Not to mention, almost all tampons contain bleached rayon—a material that creates the possibly carcinogenic byproduct dioxin. Plus, that is BLEACH you’re shoving up there. Menstrual pads aren’t any less innocent, only slightly less invasive.
DECREASE YOUR CHANCES OF TSS
TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a bacteria-spurred illness that can kill you. If your tampon has even a slightly higher absorbency than your actual flow, you risk shredding. Tiny bits of cotton can cause small cuts in your vaginal walls—a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria causing TSS.
NO CHORD EMBARRASSMENT
Tampon strings have the pesky, gross habit of getting soaked in pee or worse—popping out to make appearances at the pool or beach… or bathtub.
With proper insertion, your menstrual cup should form a suction. Meaning, all liquid should pool directly into it without a hitch. When a tampon shifts or becomes saturated, that’s when leaks can happen.
Even if you’re having a *super* night, the cup holds more liquid so you won’t have to fumble in the dark to change your tampon.
Last the whole night without leaking
LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD
No more self-combusting tampons or runaway pads to tote around or accidentally fall out with your wallet! You have your cup and that’s all you need.
NO MORE SMELL
Because with a menstrual cup the blood is not exposed to air like a tampon is you don't get any odor.
GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY
Since the cup clears up all mystery about your exact flow volume, you have the chance to learn about your unique cycle. It’s your body, after all, shouldn’t you know these things?
THEY ARE NOT THAT SCARY
They are more comfortable than tampons once you get the hang of them. Remember when you used your first tampon - that's right you had no idea how you where going to do.
You can remove it in public toilets easy, even though you probably wont have to cause they last sooooo much longer. Just wash your hands and wet a paper towel to bring into the stall. You can empty it in the toilet, wipe it out with the paper towel and then pop it back in for another dozen hours.
If the idea of collecting your period grosses you out then you are probably grossed out by collecting it in a cotton vagina plug and adult diaper too. It is what it is my friends, good luck.