How can girls save the environment?

by - 5/24/2021

World Environment Day is just a week away! Mother nature is not not exclusive to any gender, caste, species or kingdom. As our mother earth has taken care of us since times immemorial, we also need to fulfil the responsibility of taking care of her. So on this World Environment Day let us take an oath that we each one of us would do our part in taking care of our mother nature.



Why does the title say only girls? I guess taking care of the environment is a joint effort by all the genders and members of the earth. Well because I am going to talk about something that can be solved only by girls/females. Because we girls create a lot of non biodegradable waste in terms of disposable pads and tampons. It is estimated that a female creates 300 pounds or 136 kgs of female related waste in a lifetime. Now you can calculate how many gazellions of kilos of waste all the females of this world are creating each day! This has to stop or come down somehow. The answer can be cloth pads, biodegradable pads and menstrual cups. And that's why I am here to motivate you and eventually guide you to switch to menstrual cups. I have the one from Sirona, a multiple award winning Indian brand which offers a wide range of premium sanitary essentials for complete feminine hygiene.

What is a menstrual cup?
It's a small conical structure shaped like a cup. It can be safely inserted inside the vagina for 6 to 8 hours to collect the menstrual blood. And then it can be taken out, cleaned and inserted back again. It's a safe menstrual cup and liberates you to do all activities including swimming and yoga.  The Sirona Menstrual Cup is very comfortable and you are free to swim, do yoga and all other outdoor activities. You can lead a smell free, rash free period.

What is Sirona Menstrual cup made of?
Sirona Menstrual Cup is a quality product from Sirona. It is made of medical-grade silicone, the Sirona Menstrual Cup is soft, easy, 100% safe to use and does not cause skin irritation. It is FDA approved and gives you a dry, odourless period.
Now here are a few important FAQs.

Does the same size fit everyone?
The large menstrual cup can hold up to 30ml of fluid and is recommended for normal-to-heavy flow to give you leak-proof protection for up to 12 hours during periods. If you have lighter periods, you can use the Sirona Menstrual Cup in small which can hold 23 ml of blood. It comes with a cloth pouch in which you store safely. 

So there are 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large which you can choose according to your age, birthing history and nature of periods.

Can a virgin use a menstrual cup?
Well a menstrual cup can be used right from the time of menarche. Since the vaginal walls are tighter in younger girls, the process of insertion may slightly be uncomfortable. It would require repeated practice though to become accustomed. A menstrual cup can rupture the hymen but so can rigorous sports activities. A lot of my young patients who are sexually inactive; are very comfortable with menstrual cups.
Do you need to wear pads along with the cup?
The best part about cups is that you don't need to worry about leakage. Once you master the art of insertion, there is no looking back. Till that time, you can use panty liners to be on the safer side.

Advantages to the environment: The Sirona cup is one of the best Menstrual cups that is available in the Indian market and will last you for around 10 years (if taken care of properly) That means no female waste contribution to mother earth!

Price: 399 INR . It turns out to be very economical in the long run. Click here.

Available at Amazon and at all major E commerce sites.

Pro Tip: Try practising the art of insertion and removal before your actual period. That way you won't be flabbergasted once your periods start. It may take a few cycles to fully master it.
So girls this World Environment Day, we all should strive towards a cleaner environment. Of course planting trees plays a mammoth role but let's try to reduce pad related wastes as much as we can. Hope this Sirona Menstrual cup review by me has motivated you to some extent to make the switch.

Have you tried menstrual cups? How long have you been a convert?









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14 comments

  1. That's something really useful for the environment. We should talk about this more.

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  2. oh yes. menstrual cups are a savior for us women I feel. I am using Sirona menstrual cup and it offers rash free period and is hassle free to use

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  3. This is definitely cost effective and environment friendly option for women's. They do less damage to the environment.

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  4. I did not try menstrual cup yet but I agree it is environment friendly and cost effective too. sirona seems like a great brand for menstrual cup. thanks a lot for sharing all details.

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  5. It seems to be quite revolutionary. This is a really worthwhile and affordable alternative to sanitary pads or tampons.

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  6. Menstrual cups are indeed the thing now for the safety it provides to the environment. I have been contemplating about using these myself for a while now. Will check out the sirona one.

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  7. Each one of us can contribute in our own way towards the preservation of our environment. This can be done by simple steps like reducing plastic usage or using eco-friendly products, as you have discussed.

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  8. Menstrual cup is an eco friendly option. I will check this brand after reading your positive review.

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  9. This is one of the most important steps that we can take to do our bit for the environment.

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  10. I have not as yet tried the menstrual cup but it is definitely a game-changer when it comes to saving the environment. Lovely post!
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  11. This change can really save the environment, I think in a decade time most of us will shift to menstrual cups.

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  12. Even though I have not used it till now but I do know that menstrual cup is the best thing that has been invented. It surely saves the environment in many ways and is eco friendly. Hopefully I can start using it soon.

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  13. Menstrual Cups aare the new age thing for women and also good for environment. I am planning a switch too but have a bit of jitters. Hopefully soon

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  14. I think the Sirona Menstrual Cup will benefit a lot of women in our country. It is a great initiative and I will try my best sharing this post within my circle of known friends.

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