The benefits of menstrual cups over pads and tampons for homeless women


Healthier for you, your bag and your environment!

Comfort, cleanliness, convenience and leak-free! The words you all want to hear when that time of the month comes around.

Did you know that on average, a woman endures approximately 456 periods over the span of 38 years? Little did you know that you could be spending up to $12,000 (AUD) on pads and tampons and up to $23,000 (AUD) on the disposable products as well as pain relief, birth control, new underwear and of course, all the sweets in your lifetime.

One of the most difficult aspects to consider is how homeless women have limited access to health care and the life essentials of feminine hygiene protection where rag towels and toilet paper are used as alternatives and disposable products are not an option.

What could be the next solution to save these homeless women? Menstrual cups. 

menstrual cup is used to collect the menstrual fluid for up to 12 hours rather than absorbing it like a tampon or pad would. It is cleaned, reused and can last as long as ten years!

While the homelessness community struggle to access female hygiene products, Dive Cup are committed to supporting these women by offering the better solution of using menstrual cups over pads and tampons.

Saving money, holding more menstrual liquid, avoiding harmful additives that are used in tampons, being leak-free for 12 hours, odourless, lowering the chances of getting toxic shock syndrome and avoiding rashes are just some of the benefits that menstrual cups provide for women and more specifically, can be beneficial for homeless women in the long run.

Maybe it’s time to ditch the tampons and pads! Do you think menstrual cups are more beneficial for homeless women?

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2 thoughts on “The benefits of menstrual cups over pads and tampons for homeless women

  1. What an insightful read. I had no idea that menstrual cups actually existed, it’s great to see that you are going above and beyond to find solutions to help the homeless.

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    1. Menstrual cups are something not too many women are aware of but are found to be one of the safest and most hygienic ways of going about your TOM (time of month). This will most definitely be more beneficial towards the homeless women who struggle to access restrooms regularly.


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