If you asked me a year ago if I’d write a piece on periods I would have blushed and said “Erm, no. No way”. But my, my, my how life changes. From not talking about our periods to full-on promoting a menstrual cup? Yeah, it happened. And I’m stinkin’ proud of it!
First of all, let me tell you I’m not going to talk about my cycle, or the ups and downs of being a woman, what I really want to talk about is the GOOD the Ruby Cup company does for women. Most of you know by now that I am super fussy about the products, services, and programs I support and/or endorse. I have to LOVE them before I’ll write about them. The Ruby Cup and the lives they change (by being incredibly awesome) is reasoning enough for me to promote them. Add that I actually LOVE the product? Well then, I must write to tell you about it!
First off, what is the Ruby Cup?
It’s a menstrual cup you use instead of tampons and pads. It’s incredible because not only is it affordable, less fussy than what you’re used to and eco-friendly (this fact gets more important to me every day as I watch my kids grow and wonder what our world is going to look like for them), this company helps improve the lives of women in East Africa, Nepal, Ghana and other places around the world.
Was I leary about trying the Ruby Cup?! HECK YES! I had sooooo many questions and to be honest, it scared the heck out of me. But, here’s the thing: this cup has the capacity of 3 super tampon! What the what?! Yup. And, you learn how to deal with it. It’s comfortable (once you figure it out, and yes, it does take some practice), it will save you money (I mentioned that, but Mamas, I know it’s important) and it’s WAY LESS MESSY than you think!
Now, HOW does the Ruby Cup help girls and women around the world?
They have a program called “Buy one. Give one.”
For every Ruby Cup they sell (Every. Single. One.), they give one to a woman or girl who otherwise does not have access to menstrual care products. And, if you think it’s not an issue worthy of looking into, I strongly disagree. This program allows women to access a product that will help with their health, hygiene and confidence. Yeah, that’s worth it to me, that’s so very worth it!
Listen, almost every woman out there will get their period. If I can help women who wouldn’t have access to products to help them during a relatively messy time of the month, I’m going to do it. Getting your period can be messy, intimidating and scary but we can help. We can get these girls and women access to products that are comfortable, that are better for the environment and that help improve a woman or girl’s life drastically, I’ll talk about my period all day! I mean, you probably don’t want me to and I’m okay with that, but heck yeah…use a product that saves me money, is better for the environment AND helps empower women?
Thank you, Ruby Cup. I’m in!
Give it a whirl and help another woman out. Join me in the Buy One. Give One. program and let’s help women in ways we never imaged we could! CLICK HERE to purchase yours (and no, I don’t make money off of this, I just think it’s awesome!).
Questions? OMG…ask! I’m totally open and honest with all this stuff now. And, I’d love if you joined me in helping another Mama or her daughter out!
Yay periods! Causing cramps and opening doors to empower women since the beginning of time. LOL.