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Why you need to switch to a menstrual cup (and it has nothing to do with the environment)

Why you need to switch to a menstrual cup (and it has nothing to do with the environment)

Menstrual cups are rising in popularity and with something new comes questions and checking reviews and feedback, right? Menstrual cups offer so many benefits to you physically and to your busy schedule. Your period shouldn’t slow you down. We’re summing up some of the reasons why making the switch to a menstrual cup will totally improve your life.

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What is a menstrual cup? 

A menstrual cup is an egg-shaped cup made of medical-grade silicone that is designed to sit in the vaginal canal and collect menstrual blood. While they have been around for nearly 80 years, they are just recently having their time in the spotlight. (and for good reason!) Menstrual cups are super eco-friendly and kind to the earth in big ways. Today we’re talking about you and how they can make the whole month fantastic. Keep reading for 5 really practical, every day (and awesome) reasons to switch to a menstrual cup. 

Menstrual cups are approved to be worn for up to 12 hours

12 hours?! I know when I made the switch to a menstrual cup this fact totally blew my mind. Hello freedom! I was used to wearing a pad which definitely couldn’t be worn for 12 hours. Or with my short relationship with tampons, I quickly realized that I needed to change it every couple of hours. I was doomed if I forgot to pack some in my purse or if my emergency car stash ran out. Which leads me to my next point…

You don’t have to pack extra “just in case” if you switch to a menstrual cup

Going on a trip? Taking a hike? Running errands for the day? If you are wearing a tampon or pad, you would absolutely need to pack extra for any of these scenarios. Depending on your flow the tampon should only be worn for 8 hours max. On days when my flow is heavy, I was lucky to get 2 hours out of a tampon! Menstrual cups safely collect menses for up to 12 hours. 

They don’t contribute to vaginal dryness

Tampons are made of cotton. Cotton absorbs absolutely everything it touches because that’s it’s purpose. The problem is if you wear a tampon that isn’t appropriate for your flow level (example: wearing a super tampon on a light flow day) you’re not only soaking up your menstrual blood but also any vaginal fluid. This fluid is gold. It keeps your vagina working smoothly! We talked about the vaginal pH balance recently and the types of bacteria that naturally live there. If you get a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, then somehow that delicate balance was thrown off. Your vagina is naturally a little dry the first couple of days after your period as your body is adjusting to the hormone shift and re-establishing that pH balance. If you are sensitive to your pH level or if you feel you’re doing the dance between infections and handling your period, you may want to switch to a menstrual cup. Because they are made of medical-grade silicone, they do not soak up anything. They just collect your menstrual blood until you empty it!

sleeping girl

Switch to a menstrual cup and you can sleep in peace

Because they can hold menses for up to 12 hours safely, you can change your menstrual cup before bed and sleep without worrying if you’re going to leak onto the sheets. Or the age-old hack of using a tampon and a pad while you sleep. (ew!) Once you get the knack of using a menstrual cup, you’ll master wearing it with no leaks! Say hello to a blissful night’s rest while on your period.

When you see the numbers, you’ll switch to a menstrual cup

They save you money! And quite a lot of it, actually. Here are the dirty details. In 2015 a research project found that the average American woman will spend nearly $1800 on tampons alone. That’s not counting the panty liners, new underwear because of staining and menstrual products that help with easing discomfort. A Pixie Cup costs the price of about 2.5 boxes of tampons. This means that in about 2 months your menstrual cup will have paid for itself! Keep in mind that a menstrual cup (if taken care of properly) can last and function for up to a decade! 


If you’ve tossed the idea around of trying a menstrual cup, now is the time to do it! With our 100% Happiness Guarantee, you can try a Pixie Cup risk-free! Life is complicated and we like to keep things simple. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your Pixie Cup product, we will refund your money. Please comment if you have questions and check out our store here


7 reasons why Pixie Cup is the right menstrual cup for you

7 reasons why Pixie Cup is the right menstrual cup for you

You’ve clicked a link or googled “period hacks…” somehow you ended up here on the Pixie Cup site. If that’s true, you’re probably wondering what is this thing we call a Pixie Cup… and why is everyone talking about it?

The Pixie Cup is only the absolute best menstrual cup on the market… and we’re about to tell you what a menstrual cup is, why it’s the best and how you can use it!

First, a menstrual cup is a BPA-free, medical-grade silicone menstrual cup that is reusable for 10 years! It prevents massive amounts of waste from pads, tampons, and other period products, and it saves a lot of headache… you will never be caught in a sticky period situation without a tampon again!

So now that you know what a menstrual cup is, let’s head into what makes our Pixie menstrual cup your best choice!

It is comfortable

Comfort should be your #1 priority. You should not be able to feel your menstrual cup inside of you, and it should be easy to insert and remove. Your cup is there to make your life easier, not to add pain to your life! In fact, according to some studies, menstrual cups may even reduce cramps… but that’s a blog post for another day.

It comes in your size

If your menstrual cup doesn’t fit right, you could experience some leaks. We offer two different types of Pixie Cups in many different sizes, so you’re sure to find the Pixie Cup that is just right for you! If you’re not sure about which cup size you should choose, check out our article here.

It is affordable

We want every woman to be able to own a Pixie Cup, which is why we decided to price our cups at a budget-friendly price! We value your hard-earned money and want you to receive the best cup for the cost. Plus, when you choose to switch to a Pixie Cup, you save hundreds of dollars each year that you would have spent on pads and tampons!

We offer a buy one give one program

For every menstrual cup we sell, another cup is given to a woman in need! There is a real issue in this world when women do not have access to products that make their periods bearable. Our mission is to get a menstrual cup in the hands of every woman on the planet… and that starts with the one you bought!

We stand behind our products 100%

That’s right! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase of one of our products, we will make it right. Every time. But, we like to think you won’t experience any issues because we put a lot of heart and consideration into each of our products.

We are committed to authenticity

What you see is what you get. We are a family owned company of people just like you who want to make the world a better place. We are not only here to sell a product… we want to impact lives! We are 100% committed to honesty and will always keep our word. We won’t sell you on something that we wouldn’t use ourselves.

We are a community

Pixie Cup is not just a brand… we are a community of women that are choosing to be positive and live fully every day! This community includes thousands of women across Instagram and Facebook who are determined to experience period freedom through swimming, hiking, climbing, dancing, skateboarding, and challenging each other EVERY day of the month!

We hope you will join our community and spread the word about this life-changing menstrual cup! It’s time to make a difference in the world, one period at a time.

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