Just a week ago, I came across a very clever and cute video that someone had posted on Facebook about why a gal should adopt the menstrual cup. It was so funny and convincing that I actually went to the pharmacy and bought one. The fact that it took me so long to finally get one is a bit of a shame since one of my best friends had been singing its praises for years. I knew all the pros of the cup and cons of the tampons and pads I had been using since I first got my period, but I had stuck with what I was used to. I guess I’d let the inconvenience of change and the comfort of habit get the best of me. It took a funny YouTube video 6 minutes to inspire me to change my mind and only one menstrual cycle to convince me to kick the potentially-toxic, bad-for-the-environment cotton pony to the curb. Why had I not done it sooner? Think of the cash and the rivers I would’ve saved! Not to mention the health and well-being of my intimate nether regions. If you’ve been wondering about the cup, here’s why you should give it a try…
- doesn’t irritate or dry out your private parts
- doesn’t take up room in your purse or cupboard like your arsenal of pads and tampons
- better for the environment, no waste
- saves you money – spend it on other stuff, like shoes!
- can stay in for up to 12 hours
- takes longer to fill up than a tampon
- can’t get lost inside you
- comes in different sizes
I’m so relieved that I finally came to my senses! Breaking the routine of a bad habit can feel so liberating. I have a few other habits I’d like to kick and instead of waiting for another inspirational YouTube moment, this Thursday I’ll be participating in an event held at McGill University, called Break Up and Move. There will be a free yoga class, followed by a chat with health and relationship experts. If you’d like to join me, you can email: McGill@breakupandmove.ca to reserve your spot.
Hope to see you there!
When: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1:30 pm
Where: McGill University, 475 Pine Ave. West, Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Court D
What: FREE yoga class, followed by an informal chat
Why: Because we all have things we need to break up with 🙂
This article is sponsored by our partner, Break Up and Move
For more info visit: breakupandmove.ca
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