Mama Roux: Why should I choose a Flowcup over other menstrual cups?
Very good question. There are a lot of menstrual cups on the market these days - which we think is great! Here are a few reasons why our Flowcup could be the best option for you.
- 100% clear silicone. Upon the recommendation of the silicone expert who safety-tested our Flow cup prototypes, coloured cups were ruled out because of the potentially harmful nature of the chemical dyes used to colour the silicone. The vagina is a highly absorbent part of the body (meaning stuff can get into your bloodstream this way). Providing a safe period care solution is our top priority so we decided that clear silicone was the way to go.
- Designed by a Registered Naturopath. A long-time menstrual cup user herself, the Flowcup is designed first and foremost to be comfortable and easy to clean. The ergonomic design has no hard ridges, and is made of what we call our 'goldilocks grade' of silicone - not too firm and not too soft, making it suitable for a wider range of body types.
- Longer 'training' stem. After I ran the idea of a new and improved menstrual cup past my girl gang, something that came up from the tampon users was a concern about getting the cup out. Our Flowcups have a longer stem than most other menstrual cups available. The Flowcup training stem is for first time users who are worried about removal. It means that your cup will be easy to grab onto and remove, until you are comfortable enough to trim the stem to a length that suits you.
- Targeting period poverty. When you buy a Flowcup, we will gift another. Too many of our young women are missing out on school, using newspaper in place of tailored period management products, or simply going without because families facing hardship need to channel funds toward life’s other necessities. We believe that nobody who menstruates deserves to go without because they don’t have access to safe and affordable period care. Help us to improve the lives of others by buying a Flowcup and ending period poverty.