Monday, 15 November 2010

Tampons vs pads....no, MOONCUP!


The battle of pads versus tampons is an age-old one but there is evidence that pads are better - especially while sleeping but there is another option that is THE BEST


The common denominator that plays a role is choice. 

The choice to move from pads to tampons is personal to most adult women and Nampak Lifestyle research studies show that this choice is often influenced by friends at school and siblings, rather than the way sanitary towels are introduced into a woman’s life, which is mostly influenced by mothers and grandmothers.


This influencing factor also has an impact on sanitary towel brand choice.
Using tampons: pros and cons


The tampon alternative does have its advantages, especially on those summer days when swimming and sports comes into play.  However,  these advantages have to be exercised with responsibility.
All tampons have instructions as to the frequency to which they have to be changed as there are severe adverse effects for not following the instructions to the letter.
Tampon use has the potential to change vaginal microflora
If abnormal bacteria are harboured in the vagina, menstrual blood which is accumulated inside the vagina above and within a tampon can act as a culture medium allowing micro-organisms to multiply, thereby promoting infection.
Another common concern is Toxic Shock Syndrome


Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness, believed to be caused by infection with particular bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Menstruating women are most susceptible and it is thought that the infection is associated with tampon use.
The underlying mechanisms aren’t fully understood, but one theory is that the bacteria naturally present in the vagina can overpopulate in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon. However, one-third of menstruating women who develop toxic shock syndrome are found to have Staphylococcal bacteria already present in their vaginas.


The toxin produced by the bacteria that causes toxic shock syndrome, rather than the presence of the bacteria themselves. Staphylococcus aureus is a common type of bacterium that lives on the skin and inside the nose.


In most cases, it is harmless. However, it can cause a wide range of infections if it gains access to deeper tissue and the blood stream. For toxic shock syndrome to occur, particular strains of the bacteria must first overpopulate and produce large amounts of the toxic shock syndrome toxin as a by-product. Then, the toxin has to enter the bloodstream.
It is therefore important for woman to sleep with pads at night

Most women have at least six hours of sleep per day and those hours that you sleep with a tampon inside your body places your body in a very compromising state.


The Best Option - Mooncup


With the Mooncup Menstrual Cup, you do not have to worry about Toxic Shock Syndrome and you will not have the feeling that you're walking around with a surf board between your legs.


Mooncup is safer and its cheaper and its environmentally friendly!  With everyone going "green" its the way to go.


Made from medical grade silicone, the Mooncup is latex-free and contains no dyes, toxins or bleaches. It’s also great for women with sensitive skin and who are prone to getting regular infections.


On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will ultimately end up in landfill or in the sea.




One woman uses up to 22 items of sanitary protection every period. Regardless of your flow, you only need one Mooncup, and it lasts for years and years, making it the most economical sanitary product you can buy.
Unlike pads or tampons, because the Mooncup menstrual cup is reusable you eliminate the need to carry bulky spares. With proper care your Mooncup will last for several years.  I've had mine for over 7 years now and its still perfect.

Go check  out The Mooncup and make the change today.

6 comments:

Boobies said...

I have to admit it...The thought of this cup o' blood just doesn't sit well with me...no can do, my friend!

I'm a tampon girl...(Are we really discussing this?) LOL

BecauseIcan said...

I would have def used this product.. even just to try.. ALAS I am not of the user category anymore.. ;-)

I have sent this post to others though as I think its an awesome concept!!

SB said...

i am so not feeling the moon cup lol sorry.

Cassie said...

Just wanted to say that there are other options too such as reusable cloth pads and other brands of cups. the mooncup didn't work for me but MeLuna (a german cup) worked great.
Keep your minds open. I used to have to change tampons upwards of 6 times a day depending on how much i had to pee but now I can change my cup maybe twice a day and not really have to think about it at all.

Anonymous said...

CUPS are great! SO many brands, sizes, colors. SO much cleaner feeling and cheaper in the long run. No reported cases of TSS, less drying than tampons. It's not like you have to do anything with the blood...except dump it into the toilet, rinse the cup if possible and re-insert. LOVE my cup!

Cybelle said...

I adore my cup! I am using the M.Power Cup although I have recently found the Miacup which is incredibly soft and flexible. I much prefer this to pads and tampons, and have noticed that I have no cramps while using it!

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