Reusable Menstrual Cup by TOTM - Size 1
A reusable menstrual cup that's recyclable too! Make your periods plastic-free - safer for you, better for the planet.
The TOTM reusable menstrual cup is made from FDA approved medical grade TPE. It has a soft and flexible design for smooth insertion and a comfortable fit. The cup features conically shaped holes to prevent leaks.
A planet-friendly, zero waste solution - simply rinse and reinsert.
For safekeeping between periods, our cup comes with an organic cotton drawstring pouch.
Size 1: Under 18 years old who do not have sex regularly (40mm diameter)
How to use:
Wash your hands and sterilise the cup.
To insert the cup, fold, relax your vaginal muscles, separate the labia and insert into the vagina (cups lower than a tampon). There are multiple cup folds, so you need to find which works best for you. When you have inserted the cup, gently release for a secure, comfortable fit. Cup usage instructions are included in the box to aid first time users.
For safekeeping between periods, the TOTM cup also comes with an organic cotton drawstring bag (pictured).
It is recommended to not leave any cup in for prolonged periods of time. The cup should still be removed, cleaned and reinserted every six hours or so for hygiene reasons. It’s also advisable to not leave a menstrual cup in overnight. This is the same advice for tampon users. Some people can find that cups can leak at night (depending on sleeping position etc) so a pad can help prevent additional leaks.
Why conventional sanitary wear is bad for you and bad for the planet 🌍
Your vagina is one of the most absorbent and sensitive parts of your body so you want to be very careful about what you place next to it or in it.
Conventional sanitary wear has been found to contain non-organic cotton, plastic, fragrance/perfumes, deodorants, dyes and chlorine bleach. It usually comes wrapped in plastic too and can have plastic applicators.
- Non-organic cotton is farmed using toxic pesticides and insecticides.
- Plastic is a synthetic material that is linked to hormone disruption due to use of chemicals such as BPA.
- The 'absorbent' compounds added to sanitary products have been described as “highly toxic when inhaled or ingested, causing damage to your eyes, skin and lungs.”
Rayon is also found in sanitary products. It is a manmade material from cellulose wood pulp. When rayon is produced and bleached, this process produces dioxins as a by-product. Dioxins are linked to several health concerns including the reproductive health condition, endometriosis. It’s also associated with deforestation as the typical process for dissolving wood pulp for rayon wastes 70% of the tree!