The Natural & Eco Friendly Choice For Women
The unquestioned choice for the vast majority of women in the UK is to use either disposable tampons or sanitary towels. In fact, we buy more than 3 billion disposable sanitary protection items each year, which are being flushed away and adding to marine pollution – or dumped in landfill sites. Tampons account for around £135 million of business in the UK each year and approximately 37% of the sanitary market, whilst towels and pantyliners account for around 46% and 17% respectively. So, what can women do in order to reduce sanitary waste? The answer is Femmecup.
Femmecup is a soft, reusable menstrual cup worn internally just like a tampon, except it collects menstrual flow instead of absorbing it. It forms a gentle seal with your vaginal walls and any flow is contained in the cup. Femmecup has endless benefits, it is more eco-friendly, healthy, cost effective and convenient than tampons or pads.
Charlotte Beasley, 17, a Femmecup user explains: ‘The main reason I started using Femmecup is because it is environmentally friendly. I love the fact that Femmecup produces no waste at all compared to tampons which I was previously using. I also find Femmecup so much more comfortable and with only having to empty it once in the morning and once in the evening, I almost completely forget that I am on my period.’
Femmecup is made from soft, 100 per cent FDA approved, natural, medical grade silicone and is easy and convenient to use. The security and discretion places no limitations on activities, including exercise and swimming. One Femmecup can last for years and causes no waste or marine pollution at all. Femmecup can be sterilised between each period using boiling water.
‘Cups of this type have until now, only had a small niche market in the UK but we believe the current emphasis on personal wellbeing and the environment mean the time is now right for them to appeal to every woman.
‘Femmecup provides safety, comfort, security and ease of use. Key design features include one size fits all, a safe spiral grip at the base of the cup, as well as a brand with mainstream appeal. It substantially avoids the risk of toxic shock syndrome and is environmentally friendly. If every woman used Femmecup then we could significantly reduce sanitary waste.’
Femmecup can be worn for up to 12 hours and only needs to be emptied twice a day. When emptied, you simply wash it with water before reinserting. Femmecup is available at www.femmecup.com and a selection of quality pharmacies and online stores from £14.99.