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This Highly Rated Menstrual Cup Is Good For The Planet And Your Wallet

An average person who gets their period can go through 11,000 tampons in their lifetime. That's a lot of cash and a whole lot of landfill.

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If you get your period, there's a pretty good chance you've heard a lot about menstrual cups.

Not only are they cost-effective and comfortable (once you get used to them!), they're also a very eco-friendly option. According to Harvard Business School, 20-billion tampons and applicators, and pads are dumped into North American landfills every single year! So yeah, there's lots to love about these little cups.
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Not only are they cost-effective and comfortable (once you get used to them!), they're also a very eco-friendly option. According to Harvard Business School, 20-billion tampons and applicators, and pads are dumped into North American landfills every single year! So yeah, there's lots to love about these little cups.

People especially love the Blossom Menstrual Cup, which has more than 4,800 reviews on Amazon and a 4.4-star rating.

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The average person who gets their period goes through 11,000 tampons per year, so it makes sense why people are pretty excited about an affordable cup that can replace all of those. You can get the cup on Amazon from $13.95, which is a total steal when you think about how goddamn expensive tampons and pads are.

The cup comes in two different sizes (small and large) and 12 colours, including blue, lavender, black, and clear.

Each Blossom cup is made from FDA-approved, BPA-free, medical grade silicone.
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Each Blossom cup is made from FDA-approved, BPA-free, medical grade silicone.

The Blossom is adored by many, including people who experience heavy periods and were once very skeptical of menstrual cups.

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Promising review: "I researched the hell out of the menstrual cup before I decided to just go for it. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made! I saw that everyone mentioned there's a learning curve, so I was a bit anxious to get it right, but once you've found your best way of doing it, it's a breeze. ... I've got a heavy, heavy flow — my period lasts 7–8 days — and this didn't phase the cup one bit. ... If you're thinking of doing it...DO IT!!!" —Massiel Morales

Promising review: "I'll admit the idea of using a menstrual cup terrified me at first and to be honest, slightly grossed me out. But, since having given them a try though, I'd NEVER go back to pads and tampons! I struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which causes my periods to have a very heavy flow and to also be insanely irregular. I thought leaking during my period, staining my underwear, and layering pads was something I'd have to deal with for the rest of my life. I will never forget the amazing feeling I had when I woke up that first morning and found.... NOTHING! No leaks! No stains! Just clean panties! This may sound silly to you, but for someone like me who has tried literally everything under the sun, including different types of birth control, and all differing sizes of heavy flow pads and tampons this was nothing short of amazing." —Miss Rae

Seriously, this lil' cup is changing people's lives. A period game-changer!

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Promising review: "Honestly, once you pop this thing in, it's like you're not even on your period. No smell, no fuss, no waste, and you can't even feel it once it's in. Plus, it saves you loads of money since it's reusable. ... This is seriously a worthwhile investment all around. I'll be recommending it to any fellow bleeder for the rest of my life. Do your research, know your anatomy, and get one!" —RR

You can read even more Amazon reviews here. (Note: There are a lot of extremely detailed ones, for anyone who wants to know more about the process!)

Get the Blossom Menstrual Cup from Amazon for $13.95, available in two sizes and 12 colors.

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Some reviews may have been edited for length or clarity.

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