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Are Menstrual Cups Worth the Money?

Dropping $30–$40 dollars on one period product seems a bit much when you’re used to a box of tampons or pads costing $10 or less.

We’re here to tell your brain “HEY, A CUP IS CHEAPER!” though everything in us wants to spend less in the moment.

No Waste in This Game

How long does a box of tampons last? One or two cycles? (All depends on flow.) Then it’s back to the drugstore to buy more. Because we can get so caught up in the month-to-month pattern, women spend thousands of dollars on disposable period products in a lifetime. (This post and this post really breaks the overwhelming cost of a period down.)

One Saalt cup can last ten years. (Medical-grade silicone is not here to mess around.) With proper upkeep, one cup can spare you thousands of tampons and pads. And hello Mother Earth! That adds up to pounds of products kept out of sewage systems and landfills.

Put That Wallet Away

Here’s how to make sure the first period cup you buy is right for you and how to avoid having to buy multiple cups with the wrong fit that may leak or be plain uncomfortable. Save that cash.

First off, Saalt cups have a universally useful, proven design with different size options. Our size guide is the thorough place to start, but the small is for a light flow and recommended for teens, those with a petite physique, and athletes with strong pelvic floor muscles. The regular can be more comfortable and create a tighter seal for those who are sexually active or who have given birth vaginally. You also need to consider the height of your cervix. The Duo Pack is a problem-solving start with both the small and regular sizes included.

You can feel confident in your size choice once you’ve considered all of these tips and tricks. (If you have any issues after purchasing, email us to discuss further options.)

Save Your Time

Period cups are not only worth the money, but are worth the tiniest bit of extra effort to empty, clean and reinsert. With all proper sterilization and care, your cup can be your safest option. Not only do we as women have to worry about dealing with periods, we also have to do what it takes to prevent TSS. On top of that, we’ve been kept in the dark on what is truly inside of the tampons we buy given that brands have had no required regulations to list ingredients.

You have more peace of mind and more mental energy switching to a Saalt cup. No chemicals, no deluge of ingredients wasting your time. A cup can be safely worn up to twelve hours and only needs mild soap and intermittent boiling to keep it clean.

Dolla Dolla Bills

Are you ready to save those funds to spend on something you actually want to buy, besides an armful of tampons and pads? Switching to a cup is a low-key way to save the planet and your time with the cash investment of two movie tickets and some popcorn.

Look at you, you financially savvy queen!

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