Eco-Friendly Woman's Healthcare: Menstrual Cups – HarpersBazaarArabia


The average woman uses between 10,000 to 15,000 pads and tampons in her lifetime. This amounts to around 300 pounds of feminine hygiene products that can take centuries to decompose. However, menstrual cups are aiming to change things.

These reusable cups have many benefits for both the environment and the woman’s health. They are capable of lasting a decade and they also don’t have the chemicals typically found in tampons or pads. So, there’s no harm for the environment and neither the ecosystem. As if these benefits weren’t enough, cups can also last an impressive 12 hours – compared to the maximum of eight hours for other sanitary products. Researchers have even found that menstrual cups are as reliable as traditional methods.

Lunette menstrual cup (Dhs157.5)

Marwa Mohamed

Recently, Lunette Menstrual Cup launched in the region. A vegan product made from toxin-free medical-grade silicone that comes in a fully recyclable package.

Other cups include Intimina Lily Cup, which is designed without a rim to make thing more comfortable; the Diva Cup, which comes in two sizes; and the Enna Cycle cup, which includes an applicator. The product does take a few rounds to get used to and it requires cleaning after each use.

Lunette menstrual cup (Dhs157.5)

Marwa Mohamed

Although the initial price is a bit hefty (around Dhs150 from Boots), it’s cheaper in the long run, not only for your pocket and health, but for the environment.




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