How a Menstrual Cup Will Change Your Life – Survey Results

From sex to sleep, cramps to confidence, everyone’s talking about how menstrual cups can change your life. In March 2016, we talked to over 1,500 women about their experiences with a cup to gain a better insight on how exactly a cup can improve your period and your life in general. Thank you so much to everyone who took part!


How a menstrual cup can change your life

What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a soft, flexible cup that is worn internally during your period. Cups work by collecting menstrual flow instead of absorbing it. One cup can be reused for up to 10 years.

Menstrual cups are made from 100% medical-grade silicone, while tampons can contain:

  • Rayon
  • Bleached cotton
  • Dioxins
  • Fragrances
  • Pesticides
  • Fibers

(and they have that annoying string!)

Go longer between changes

How long you can leave a menstrual cup in your vagina versus how long you can wear a tampon

A menstrual cup gives you up to 12 hours before you have to change it. A tampon?  8 hours maximum.

Save Money


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The cost of using a cup over 10 years is $40 while using tampons over the same time period would cost  $700.

Reduce Waste

The waste you will save if you switch from tampons to a menstrual cup

1 menstrual cup can do the job of over 3250 tampons.


A survey of over 1,500 menstrual cup users showed you will:

Feel better during your period


Changes to your period and confidence when you switch to a menstrual cup

The women who took the survey reported:

  • Dryness down by 66%
  • Odor down by 62%
  • 36% experience fewer, less severe cramps since switching to a cup

84% of cup users surveyed found that their confidence has increased, and 78% feel more comfortable with their body since switching to a cup.

Be more active

 how a menstrual cup can improve your exercise and workouts


42% of women said that using a cup made them more likely to exercise during their period.

93% of cup users who exercise use their cup when they are active.

Enjoy the night

how a menstrual cup can improve your sex life and sleep

26% of cups users said their sex life has improved since switching.

46% said their sleep during their period is better with a cup.


94% of menstrual cup users said they would recommend it to others!


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