Using menstrual cup instead of tampons can improve your sex life, according to a recent survey. Usually made from rubber and shaped like an egg cup or funnel, the cups are inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual fluid and can be used for up to 12 hours before needing to be emptied, the Daily Mail reported.
Costing around 25 pounds and lasting for 10 years, are said to reduce dryness and help the vaginal muscles stay strong. To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day, feminine hygiene company Intimina asked 1,500 women how their periods had changed since swapping tampons for a cup.
‘Menstrual cup helps reduce dryness, improves sex life and help the vaginal muscles stay strong.’
Of the participants, 26 percent said their sex life had improved since to using a cup, due to decreased dryness and improved vaginal tone; 46 percent said their sleep was better; 84 percent said they felt more confident during their period; and 78 percent felt more comfortable with their body.
According to Intimina, 66 percent of women reported decrease in vaginal dryness; 34 percent experienced fewer and less severe cramps; and 62 percent reported less odour. The top five reasons why the women surveyed switched to a cup were: For health benefits, for the longer wear time; to save money, to help protect the environment; and for comfort.