The usual women’s supplies for the women’s menstrual cycle so far have been sanitary pads and tampons. Tampons and disposable pads are pollutants because they contain plastic and chemicals. The use of these products accumulates waste en masse. Reusable cotton flannel pads are comfortable but also not suitable because they are only maintained with washing.
- Silicone insert or cup is a suitable alternative to tampons and pads. It is adapted to today’s fast and demanding lifestyle. The insert can last up to 10 years. It is made of soft and elastic medical silicone. Silicone is produced according to high quality standards and does not cause irritation and allergies.
- A silicone cup collects blood unlike tampons and pads that absorb blood. When placing the cup in the female genitalia, a slight vacuum effect is created. The cup adheres optimally to the wall of the organ, so the blood accumulates without leaking sideways.
- The top of the silicone cup has the shape of a handle and le as furniture and removes. There are various models adapted to the female body structure and the intensity of the menstrual cycle (less or more profuse bleeding).
- The silicone insert is suitable for day and night use and sports activities that include swimming.
- The manufacturers say that the silicone insert can be used from the beginning of early youth (a woman’s reproductive age) and that it does not affect “virginity”. The exception is special models adapted to monthly hygiene during sexual intercourse.
- The use of a silicone insert is unconventional compared to other products. Cleaning and maintaining the cup is easy and simple. The glass is emptied according to the woman’s needs. The glass is simply removed from the organ and the contents are poured into the toilet.
- The silicone insert can be used continuously for eight to a maximum of twelve hours depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. After each emptying, the glass should be thoroughly rinsed with water and a special cleaning agent.
- It is even desirable to sterilize the insert in boiling water after each monthly cycle. If a person finds himself in a space without hygienic conditions where there is no water for rinsing – then emptying and cleaning the insert is the most problematic. Then it is recommended to wipe the glass with toilet paper or a damp cloth. There are even special wipes for wiping silicone inserts. The glass can then be put back in and then thoroughly cleaned. These are temporary and insufficient solutions for emergencies.
- Today, an increasing number of manufacturers offer lightweight and flexible silicone inserts for the silicone insert. These hygiene items are both cleaners and sterilizers.