Menstrual cup or reusable pad: which one to choose?

15 Sep 2021

The vaginal cup vs reusable sanitary pads

It is true that ecological feminine hygiene products are a hot topic at the moment and it is far from over!   Chances are you’ve heard of them on TV, the radio, or from one of your coworkers and / or friends. Indeed, the menstrual cup and reusable pads are very interesting options for young girls and women today. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but also safe for the human body.     In order to help you choose which option is best for you, our team at Vert Essentiel has prepared a chart explaining the differences between the menstrual cup and reusable pads.  


Comparison chart


advantages and disadvantages Menstrual cup Reusable feminine pads
Health Unlike disposable tampons, the DivaCup menstrual cup does not unbalance the vaginal flora. OKO reusable pads are made from organic cotton and hemp, they are natural so they reduce the risk of infection, irritation or allergies.
Comfort Available in different models and brands, it is very comfortable. Once used to it, the majority of women no longer feel it once inserted. It also does not cause any odor.  La DivaCup est offerte en 3 tailles différentes et la Nixit possède une taille qui s’adapte à toutes les femmes. They are extremely soft and comfortable and are available in different sizes to suit your needs.
Environment The menstrual cut is ecological and environmental. The lifespan of one cup is over one year. They are ecological and zero-waste. The lifespan of a sanitary napkin is approximately 6 years. They therefore save an average of 285 pads thrown in the trash per year for 6 years!
Saving Costing between 40$ and 55$, it is extremely economical as an average woman spends 13,25$ per month on disposable feminine hygiene products. At a cost that varies from $ 10 to $ 12 each depending on the size, they are very economical. A woman spends an average of $ 13.25 per month on disposable feminine hygiene products.
Reliability It is very effective but could leak for some women if not properly fitted. You just need to wear a panty liner to avoid a nasty surprise. Reusable sanitary napkins have wings, they hold in place effectively and are extremely absorbent.
Portability It can be worn everywhere and is ideal for swimming and during sports. All you need is access to a toilet and a sink to empty and rinse it. It requires some adaptation for insertion but in general, women get used to it very quickly. The Nixit cup can even be worn during sex. Additional pads should be brought for outings and a transport pouch planned for soiled ones.
Maintenance You should boil your cup before the first use and every month thereafter. They require a little more maintenance but with sodium percarbonate, they stay white and stain free!

Once you’ve tried one of the two options, you’ll love it!   It is hard to go back once you see how amazing and beneficial they are. Finally, we have feminine hygiene products that are tailored to our needs and our health.   On this note, we wish you happy shopping and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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