What are Menstrual Cups?
You’re here looking to buy a menstrual cup in South Korea? Don’t worry, we’ll get to that in a second. But first, some basic information for those who don’t know what menstrual cups are.
Menstrual cups are bell-shaped cylinders that fit into the vaginal canal and collect menstrual fluid. They are designed to replace tampons and they have a lot of advantages over them, including the following:
- Better for the environment. The average menstrual cup can last for five years, and with proper care and cleaning, can sometimes last for up to 10.
- Save money. A top-quality cup costs around $30-40 to get shipped to South Korea. Over the medium to long-term, this is much cheaper than disposable pads or tampons. Over your lifetime, you can even save thousands of dollars!
- Better for your health. Menstrual cups come without the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. And unlike tampons, they don’t contain pesticides and chemicals.
Buy a Menstrual Cup South Korea: Not So Easy
It can be quite difficult to find menstrual cups, including the Diva Cup if you live in South Korea. Most drugstores or department carry only one or two brands of tampons because most people use pads.
This has changed a bit in recent years, with more options available but it’s still quite difficult to find a range of feminine hygiene options if you live in South Korea.
It would be extremely surprising to find a menstrual cup there (please leave a comment below and let us know if you have). I’m sure the other people reading this article would love to know!
What about Amazon for People in South Korea?
More bad news for someone looking to buy a menstrual cup in South Korea: Amazon does ship to Korea, it’s not always simple or easy to get packages through customs. Check out menstrual cups on Amazon here.
An excellent solution is to buy a menstrual cup from Iherb, which offers free or cheap shipping on most orders. The package usually arrives within a week.
You can get $5-10 off their already reasonable prices if you use one of these links for your first order:
Find out what happened when I switched to the Diva Cup here.
Why Iherb for Menstrual Cups in South Korea?
Iherb is by far the best way to get menstrual cups in South Korea. And, don’t forget to stock up on cosmetics and health food while you’re ordering. They have all the Western conveniences that you may have a hard time finding in regular stores in Korea.
You’ll usually get free shipping with orders over $40. It really is an excellent deal and almost all expats in South Korea order from Iherb on a regular basis.
Buy a Menstrual Cup South Korea: Have your Say
Please leave a comment below and let us know how you plan to get a menstrual cup in South Korea.
Have you been able to find out at a drugstore or department store?
Are you going to order from Iherb, or Amazon (and figure out the customs thing)?