The dreaded postpartum period. Regardless of your decisions for the new baby’s nutrition, there will eventually come a time where your period will come back and you will remember all the reasons it sucks to not actually be pregnant. For some women it’s four months. The average for breastfeeding women is 7 months, and then you have the lucky ones who make it all the way past a year before ever showing signs of their cycle returning. But eventually it does come back. Drats!
We talked a little last year about how horrible disposable pads and tampons were for both you and the environment. I was trying to convince everyone to make the switch to menstrual cups and cloth pads. I’m talking about my own inner circle, of course, but I have had a lot of friends make the switch after publishing that article and I couldn’t be more stoked!
I did also have friends contact me who couldn’t swallow the idea of doing anything so messy with their monthly output. Regardless of how I tried to spin it, menstrual cups just weren’t meant for everyone. That is, until Softcup started making the rounds.
Softcup is a flexible cup that is worn internally, around your cervix to collect, rather than absorb, menstrual flow. It’s hypo-allergenic, latex-free, and can be worn for up to 12 hours. Like my reusable cup, the disposable Softcup is so comfortable it cannot be felt while wearing.
It’s a bit larger in diameter (and shallow), but I experienced no leaks at all and it did not affect my activity. As a bonus, Softcup can be worn during intercourse for mess-free sex on your period.
My one and only complaint is that I did have some issues removing my Softcup. The diagram says to just reach in and hook it with your finger to remove it. However, when I did so I always wound up tilting it too far down and spilling some of the mess. Though I was over the toilet, it almost created just as much of a mess as my reusable cup would. But to be fair, I don’t find that to be much of a complaint at all.
Because the Softcup can be worn for up to 12 hours, they are a far better option than traditional pads and tampons. Although Softcup is not biodegradable, you would be using less product overall. A less guilty transition into greener pastures, you could say.
Softcup would like to Help A Sister Out by providing two lucky winners a 14 count box of Softcup & purse pack to celebrate their new-found freedom! This is a flash giveaway that is open worldwide and ends Tuesday May 20th at 12pm EST. To enter, use the Giveaway Tools form below!
Winners have been chosen. Thank you for entering!
That’s not all! On Tuesday May 20th at 1pm EST, Softcup wants you to Help A Sister Out by sending your girlfriends a free sample of their disposable cup! Make sure you head over to the Softcup Facebook Fan page at 1pm EST to start sending. (Do you want to receive a free Softcup sample pack for yourself? No problem! Hurry over to and let all your friends know by wishing for it.) This event is open to US residents only and there will be 15,000 samples available. Get excited!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Softcup and I was compensated for this review. Giveaway is faciliateted by AttaMama.com only and prizes will ship directly from Softcup. I shall not tell lies!