Have you heard about menstrual cup? If you want to stop using tampons which are proven to contain bleach, are tested on animals and can cause toxic shock syndrome, read and find out what is menstrual cup.
Now that you know that tampons are not healthy, beside pads, there is a product known as menstrual cup. There are many women who are using it and are sharing their experience online. Some girls will want to try it but also there are some who need some convincing.
This is a small cup which can be found in 2 sizes- small and large. They are made of medical-grade silicone or natural rubber latex which is inserted in the vagina, catches the menstrual blood and then you need to remove it and empty it when is full, usually after up to 12 hours.
The most negative thing about these cups is hygiene. You must keep in mind to wash your hands every time you take it out and put it in your vagina as it can cause urinary tract infections. You should also wash the cup every time you use it. You can use castile soap for washing both hands and the menstrual cup.