The Modern World Of Menstruation Presents Gender-Neutral Period Cups
You’d be forgiven if you believe that only women experience periods every day.
Women aren’t the only ones who menstruate and experience PMS, really. The reality is, trans men and nonbinary people also experience menstruation because they have a uterus and vagina.
Most companies that specialize in sanitary products would also market and advertise it to women, packaging their items in pink-coloured wrappers and sparkles. Enter UltuCup, a brand that created the gender-neutral menstrual cup.
“At UltuCup we pride ourselves on offering honest, simple and empowering menstrual care to all people with periods.”
ICYMI, menstrual cups are made of silicone and sits on your vaginal canal so it can collect period blood. It can be worn for up to 12 hours each time, even though you’ll need practice at first, it gets easier.
Menstrual cups have massive environmental benefits and have become more popular over the years. While pads and tampons create waste, menstrual cups can be worn for up to 10 years.
Periods don’t care who you are or what’s your gender, they just shed the lining of your womb and give you PMS. Merciless.
If we want to get technical, all menstrual cups are gender-neutral, but this one speaks to everyone who has periods, not just those who identify as cis women. UltuCup’s language and marketing is a big step towards inclusivity. Bleeding friends, unite.
How do you feel about gender-neutral menstrual cups? Let us know in the comments. We’d be delighted to hear from you. Meanwhile, check out our feature article on the best way to find the perfect pad that fits your coochie.