This will be my second Juju cup. It is such a fantastic product, they have made a fantastic impact on my life. After having my second child I really struggled with tampons. They just didn't seem to be as comfortable as they did pre-kids. My Juju cup made periods much less painful, I very rarely have leaks and if I do, it's usually because I haven't inserted it correctly. And I love that they are gentler on the environment and my wallet
Once I discovered I had a low cervix I purchased this In size 4, and it was a game changer. The best move I have ever made in terms of period care. It has eliminated cramping, and I’ve got the insertion perfected so that I don’t get leaks.
The future is period and gender positive and to get there, we need to fight through menstrual stigma with a constructive approach by questioning everyday beliefs and practices. The term female hygiene/ feminine hygiene products are largely outdated, reinforcing ideas about keeping things hidden and instills the feeling of shame about menstruation and bodily changes that differ from human to human.
Let’s try to take a step forward and say no to the convention of categorizing menstrual health and products and stop calling it feminine/female hygiene!
Why is it so important to have more conversations about menstrual health and awareness? Because it can help to prevent vaginal infections like urinary tract infection and Reproductive Tract Infection.
Do you know what’s scarier? 1 in 3 women worldwide don’t even have access to menstrual health products. JuJu believes every step matters and wants to be a part of accessible period care for all, that’s why we partner with nonprofits that work in space.
There are plenty of period care products available on the market today. Some of the most popular products include:
1. Sanitary napkins/pads
These are absorbent pads worn during menstruation to soak up blood and other vaginal discharge. Sanitary pads can be made from a variety of materials, including cotton, disposable paper, or even silicone.
Tampons are made up of absorbent materials like cotton and are generally disposable. They are inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood and other types of vaginal discharge.
3. Menstrual cups
Menstrual cups are made of silicone or rubber and can be reused after washing. They are small, cup shaped devices inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood.