This menstrual cup that helps Zambian girls works a bit like a tampon. But it collects (rather than absorbs) menstrual fluid, so has less chance of toxic shock syndrome. Designed to last years, just rinse out after use, and sterilise in boiling water for 5 minutes, at the end of each cycle. The cup is sold in 2 sizes (pink and purple, depending on age and childbirth history).
Read Your Moontime Magic to learn how not to become enslaved to the big corporate plastic industry. Includes affirmations and aromatherapy tips (keep essential oils away from pets, especially if cats sleep on your bed).
Don’t support companies that donate plastic feminine care to Africa, as they don’t have means to dispose of them. Instead give to Afripads, a social enterprise that makes biodegradable pads, providing jobs for local men and women.
About the Maker
Talula Cup sells eco-friendly menstrual cups and donates portion of profits from each one sold to its sister company in Zambia, which provides menstrual health education projects to women and girls.