TAMPAX HAVE CAUSED a stir in the world of period products with their latest launch – a menstrual cup, no less.
The brand more commonly associated with tampons released its first menstrual cup over in the States this week. Menstrual cups are way more environmentally friendly when it comes to your period, with most lasting up to several years.
Better yet, Tampax menstrual cup is designed to be more comfortable than standard cups on the market. According to the press release, Tampax looked at over 80 years of in-house research and consulted with gynecologists to create the best cup possible.
“For years I’ve heard from my patients about how they want to try menstrual cups, but the options available just don’t meet their needs — they didn’t feel secure, [they] put pressure on their bladders, or were just simply uncomfortable to wear,” OBGYN and Tampax co-developer Dr. Megan Kessler said in the press release.
Based on our research together, including multiple consumer-use tests, clinical tests, MRI imaging, and real-life tests … we were able to understand how the smallest details can make a huge difference in the cup’s design and experience.”
So what’s different, then?
It’s mainly down to the shape. The Tampax cup is shorter and more v-shaped than cups that have come before, so as to reduce pressure on the bladder and ensure a more secure fit. Niiiiiiice.
Tampax says you can wear the cup for up to 12 hours. The brand suggests replacing them every year, while stressing they should last longer than that.
How much is it?
You can buy two different sizes: one for a regular flow and one for a heavy flow. There’s a starter kit comprising both sizes along with a discreet carry case and 10 wipes.
Each individual cup and case combo is retailing for $39.99 in the U.S. (just over £30) with the kit selling for $54.04 (approximately £41.50).
When can we get it, then?
Unfortunately, the Tampax Cup is currently only available in the U.S. right now. DailyEdge.ie has contacted a representative for Tampax to ask about plans to stock the cup in Ireland, but has yet to receive a response.
As the first big player to enter the ring, here’s hoping other brands will follow suit in their efforts to be more environmentally conscious.
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