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Let’s talk about tampons

There’s a lot of talk out there about tampons.

Here are some of the statements you will find out there: “They are the secret to period survival. They are toxic and cause cancer. They are fine, as long as they are organic. They are the worst thing you can do to your body. They are comfortable. They feel like sandpaper.”

You get the idea.

Here at Pixie Cup, we are not big tampon fans. In fact, we hate them. We like menstrual cups for lots of reasons, and we think you will, too! Here are some of the reasons why we choose menstrual cups over tampons.


Let’s begin.

Tampons cause massive waste.

Did you know that each woman uses about 16,000 tampons in her lifetime? That is an insane amount. Just imagine how much waste we could save if everybody decided to use a menstrual cup! Your Pixie Cup is designed to last up to ten years and can be worn up to 12 hours at a time!

Tampons are expensive.

Here is a crazy statistic… a woman spends an average of $2,000+ on tampons over her lifetime! That’s a total of $2 billion per year in the United States alone! Can you imagine how many things you could buy with $2,500 dollars? Personally, I’d rather plan a fancy vacation to the beach than buy a few hundred boxes of tampons. Your Pixie Cup costs under $25 and lasts up to ten years! Talk about savings…

Tampons are packed with chemicals.

Who knows what tampons are made of? Besides cotton and bleach… it’s hard to say! Don’t you think we are entitled to know the ingredients of something we put in our bodies? Thankfully, there has been a recent increase in alternatives including organic and all-natural tampons, but they come with a significant increase in price. You only have to buy a menstrual cup once ever ten years, and it is made exclusively out of 100% medical grade silicone. No chemical concerns there!

Tampons hurt.

Most girls probably know the feeling of having to insert or remove a dry tampon on a light day. OUCH. Do we need to say more? Because it is made out of silicone, your Pixie Cup just requires a little water or Pixie Cup Lube to be inserted comfortably! Plus, menstrual cups are better for your sensitive vaginal skin.

Tampons can only be used once.

Did you know that women across the world are struggling to deal with their periods every day? Even in the United States, homeless women often have a difficult time scraping enough money to buy a box of tampons each month. Menstrual cups are a life changer for these women. Pixie Cups are reusable menstrual cups and they are very affordable. Plus, for every single Pixie Menstrual Cup that is purchased, we give one away ENTIRELY FREE to a woman in need. We want to get a menstrual cup in the hands of every woman on the planet. Each woman deserves the chance to go to school, go to work, and live free… even during her period.

Are you ready to ditch tampons and commit to a menstrual cup? You’ve got this, girl!

If you’re still hesitating, keep in mind that we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you experience any leaks or issues at all, we will give you your money back.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to join the Pixie Cup Squad!

Do you still plan on using tampons? Why or why not?

Laura U.

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