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Did you see the video shock about tampons in France? Are you still using tampons or sanitary pads? Well, have a look at this video to know why you should stop now!

After seeing this video, I knew I had to do a post to tell you how to change your life from my own experience.

I stopped using tampons in 2016, and I can say that I am very happy with this decision. I had been using them along with sanitary pads since I was adolescent, but in 2014 I grew more and more interested in the Zero Waste Movement. 

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That’s why, after talking with my friend Fanny Moritz, who owns the Zero Waste platform NO!W No Wasteand being more confident on how to use a Mooncup, I decided to try it out. On Christmas time, I offered myself this new healthy solution –what’s better than get something good for your health as a gift?– and since then, I haven’t used any tampons or sanitary pads anymore.

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I know that you might be sceptical because believe me I had the same worries. However, let me tell you why I made that step and I will never go back to the old solution.

Let’s see why?

  • It’s easy to put inside. It’s like a tampon, once you learn the way to put it, then, it’s easy 🙂
  • You won’t feel it much. I feel quite free with this cup, I don’t feel it much, only right after I put it inside.
  • You will be free-of-mind for a longer time than a tampon. Depending on your period flow and your age, you have to choose between 2 sizes. I can keep my cup the whole night without a problem!

The biggest plus of it is:

You will never think again “oh, shit, I don’t have tampons anymore in my purse!” You will have your cup in its nice cotton bag and once you have to empty it, you can do it in the toilet.

  • It’s easy to clean. At home, you can wash it directly in your sink and in the public toilet, you can clean it using your bottle of water.
  • It’s better for your wallet. The Moon Cup costs around 20€ and you will have to change it 3-4 times in your life. In comparison to what you would pay for your tampons, you will save a lot on it in your life!
  • It’s eco-friendly. Using tampons is causing a lot of waste and the release of chemical produts in the earth. You will only need 3-4 cups in your lifetime, so your environmental print will be much lower.

You might ask yourself Do I still have to use sanitary pads with it? I recommend you to use washable sanitary pads which are good for the environment and won’t make you be in contact with chemical products.

I hope this post helped you in a way! It’s just a personal choice, but I can tell you that’s it’s the best one for you during your period!

 

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