I have no idea if you have ever even heard of them but *all* the details are below about cups and why I use them and why you should help me.
I want to challenge you to buy a Tshirt or two as well as to consider sharing this page in your social media circles. My social media circles only reach so far and shares would mean the world to me.
Help me advocate Menstrual Cup Awareness by giving away 15 cups to 15 high school students in my area. Your donation of $15 will also get you a totally awesome T-shirt! Click here to donate today:
٧٧٧ Read about what I am going to be doing with your funds below ٧٧٧
I absolutely love these products, specifically those of the NaturalMama brand, am very interested in purchasing menstrual cups for teenage girls in my area. Of all the cups that I have purchased and seen, this one is the best to be providing them with. I have found that there are not teenagers that are aware of this monthly option, and it is a shame! In a world where TSS is a fatal problem and girls have to manage their periods for an average quarter of their teenage years, menstrual cup awareness is very important. I am not looking into selling these cups to the students, but to give them freely.
The high school is Chambersburg Area High School, link here. There are slightly over 2000 kids in attendance. Yet very few of these girls have heard of these menstrual cups, especially in the school setting. Periods are something that girls find inconvenient amidst the large school campus and I hope to aid them. This is is the school district that I have grown up in and I can confirm these things myself.
If you do not mind me saying such personal information, I was considering a hysterectomy last fall when I first bought a menstrual cup. I was experiencing heavy periods and having menstrual cups available to me changed my life! Periods became so much less stressful and I want to share that with others-- I think that a great place to start is with young adults.
Of the three cups that I have tried, have found the NaturalMama to be the most practical. I have ordered it twice from http://www.femininewear.co.uk/index.asp and this is the cup that I will be distributing, with your support. This cup is fairly long, however it is comparable to a small size menstrual cup in diameter. The longer length of the cup allows it to hold 27mL where a common regular tampon hold 6-9mL.This brand pops open very effectively, however unlike many springy cups, it is a softer cup option. In fact, I never feel it when I am using it coupled with the convenience of being able to use a cup longer than a single pad or tampon, am allowed to focus on other things. This particular brand advertises quality that allows this cup to be actively used for about 10 years, far beyond the high school years of these students. The economic cost is incredibly small compared to the worth of the product.
At the moment, I am the only blogger that is working this actively however I am gathering support from a few of my friends and blogging peers who also love menstrual cups. I can work closely with the teachers and administration and I know that I will be able to distribute as many cups that donations will cover.
Questions and concerns about cups or this fundraiser can be commented below and I will get back to you asap.