All About Going Zero Waste
We’re ALL about zero waste here at Reusable Menstrual Cups. Apart from saving some serious money, and reducing our exposure to toxic chemicals during our periods, it’s the reason why we love menstrual cups so much.
With proper care and cleaning, a menstrual cup can last for 5-10 years. This can potentially replace thousands of tampons. It really does make a big difference for our world.
It just makes sense, right? Why use a disposable product if there is an even better reusable one available. Sure, it’s slightly more inconvenient to look after something instead of just throwing it into the trash, but it’s worth it.
Reusable Menstrual Cups: Slightly More Work
However, most people find reusable menstrual cups easy enough to look after. It just takes a couple seconds to wash it well with soap and water during your period.
Then, after your cycle is done, you can boil it in a pot of water on the stove for 5 minutes to deep clean it. This is optional and many people never do this though.
Compare this to a tampon that you just throw in the trash. Although it’s a bit more work to look after a menstrual cup, in reality, it’s not a big deal.
Imagine the Possibilities!
Imagine the possibilities if every single menstruating person in the world has a reusable period product available to them? That would be far less waste going to the landfill. We’d be further along the path to a zero waste world!
Period Sex: Is there a Zero Waste Option?
Let’s talk specifically about period sex. Previously, your best options were the Instead Soft Cup and the Flex Menstrual Disc. These two products are actually very similar to each other and are in fact made by the same company. The Flex Disc is just an updated version of the Softcup.
These products are designed to fit right under your cervix, which is why they work well for sex during your period. However, the big negative to them is that they’re disposable.
The good news is that Intimina has come out with the Ziggy Cup. In terms of design and function, it’s very similar to the Soft Cup (see: Ziggy Cup vs. Instead Softcups)
There is one major difference though. The Ziggy Cup is made from medical grade silicone which means that it can last for a few years. The length of time depends on how well you take care of it, and of course, how often you use it. Some people use it all the time for their period, while others use it only for period sex.
Going zero waste is easier than ever with the Intimina Ziggy Cup. Click below to pick it up directly from the company:
How to Use the Ziggy Cup: Easier than you Might Think
There is a bit of a learning curve to using the Ziggy Cup. The thing that most people find difficult is having to place it right below the cervix. If you have a long vaginal canal, this isn’t so easy sometimes.
However, this difficulty is not unique to the Ziggy Menstrual Cup. Softcups and the Flex Disc are similar in terms of inserting and removing them. If these things are equal, it just makes sense to go with the zero waste option.
Check out this short video from Intimina with details about how to use the Ziggy Cup:
Diva Cup vs Ziggy Cup
The Diva Cup is the most popular menstrual cup brand in the world. But, it’s very different in design to the Ziggy Cup. find out all the details you need to know here: Intimina Ziggy Cup vs. Diva Cup.
Save Money with the Ziggy Menstrual Cup
Going Zero Waste is great for the environment, but it usually saves you a ton of money as well. Think about these examples:
- Tupperware instead of plastic wrap or tin foil
- Reusable water bottle instead of bottled water
- Cloth “paper” towels
- Old towels into rags for cleaning
- Stale bread into bread crumbs or croutons
These simple things will save you money. It’s the same with the Ziggy Cup. This zero waste option will save you a good chunk of change if you use it consistently for years, instead of the disposable option.
Saving money and saving the environment? We LOVE it! And we’re sure you will too. Try out the Ziggy Cup for yourself. All the details here:
Going Zero Waste for Period Sex: Have your Say!
What are your thoughts about going zero waste for period sex with the Ziggy Cup? Are you willing to give it a try? Maybe you already have!
Leave a comment below and let us know. We’d love to hear from you,
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