Did you know that a woman on average uses 11,000 sanitary pads during her lifetime?
The cost of these 11,000 sanitary pads that an average woman uses in her life amounts to Rs. 120,000/-
For those who use tampons, on average a woman buys 14,000 tampons during her life
These 14,000 tampons cost her Rs. 145,000/-
This not only means that a huge amount of money is being spent on these products but a lot of waste is also being produced
Of course, these products after use are disposed off. 11,000 pads per woman is a clear indication of the amount of waste this is producing. This should make one identify that this is adding to the pollution of the environment.
To counter this problem, Wasma Imran and Mahin Khan decided to bring to Pakistan an opportunity to save money on women’s hygiene through Recircle
Recircle is their business venture which introduces the use of menstrual cups in Pakistan. Menstrual cups serve as an alternative to sanitary pads and tampons.
During their research they found out that a woman on average uses 5 menstrual cups during her lifetime. These cups cost her only Rs10,000. This means reducing the pollution of the environment with a cost effective method. Not just their product but its packaging is also environment friendly.
How is the menstrual cup more beneficial in terms of hygiene and use? We had the same question
Using the cup means less embarrassing odor. The cup effectively keeps the experience personal. Sanitary pads and tampons usually absorb all the vaginal fluid along with the blood. What this does is that it disturbs the pH and bacterial balance, leaving it sensitive to infections. The cup prevents just that because it does not absorb any vaginal fluids at all. One of the biggest reliefs is that the cups requires a change after 8 to 12 hours, which is way convenient compared to a pad which requires a change after 4 to 6 and tampons which require changing after 3 to 5 hours.
“Recircle cup is made with medical grade silicone that is safe to insert in your body and does not cause irritation or interfere with your vagina’s natural environment.”
Just like tampons, the menstrual cup needs to be inserted inside the vagina
You can choose the size of the cup according to your need. And don’t worry, you won’t lose your virginity because of this. Want to know why? Because it’s a societal construct! Nor will it get lost inside you because there is very limited space between the vagina and the cervix.
Wasma and Mahin have done an amazing job in normalizing the product. Don’t forget to visit their blog and read all about the initiative and the product itself!
Cover image via: recircle.life