We have all been made aware of and hopefully become more conscious of our environmental impact. I know that in my household we try to look for ways to reduce our own waste, so when I received the Intimina Lily Cup One I was intrigued to try it out especially if it could mean I reduce my own waste.
What is the Intimina Lily Cup One?
The Intimina Lily Cup One is a starter menstrual cup which is used in a similar way to which you would use and apply a tampon. The great thing about the cup is that it’s reusable (in fact I believe these cups can last for years), so instead of throwing it away like you would with a tampon, you just need to give it a good wash before using it again.
I’ll admit it. I’ve personally never actually used a tampon before, so when it was time for me to try the Lily Cup I was a bit nervous. My inhibitions were mainly concerning discomfort and application. As someone that was a complete novice this beginner cup was definitely a great starter kit. Initially when I first used the cup I wasn’t convinced that it would be completely leak proof, so admittedly I wore a Sanitary pad (I know that defeats the purpose!) but I quickly realised that I didn’t need that extra protection. I didn’t experience any leakage so that was a pleasant surprise.
Regarding comfort levels, it was definitely something new for me. I guess if you’re used to tampons then this wouldn’t be much different. You can definitely feel it inside you but it wasn’t necessarily uncomfortable. I did however feel as if I was leaking sometimes, but I wasn’t. It’s definitely something I’d have to get used to over time.
One thing that I did really like about the design was that it came with a case to make it discreet and easy to travel with. The Lily Cup One can easily be folded to fit into its case and is extremely light weight. Much more discreet than tampons or Sanitary pads!
Is it worth it?
So am I ready to fully convert and commit to the menstrual cup? Honestly? I don’t think I’m a complete convert as of yet, however I will definitely keep using the menstrual cup and reducing my use of sanitary pads. Who knows, maybe in the not so distant future I’ll be a proper convert!
The Intimina Lily Cup One is very accessible as you can pick one up in Sainsbury’s. It retails for only £16, which is a bargain for something that can be reused for many years.
Have you tried a menstrual cup? What were your thoughts? Would you recommend them?
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