I’ll admit that I felt guilty about opting for a disposable method when products like the Diva Cup exist, but I know myself. I’m not one to deny my “lazy girl” side, and the idea of regularly washing a menstrual cup felt like one extra annoyance for my to-do list.
I travel relatively frequently and don’t always have the time or resources to keep a cup clean while on the road. Also, I’ll be honest: The idea of boiling a once-bloody menstrual cup in the same pot where I make delicious pasta seemed a bit…icky. Ultimately, I figured that my personal efforts for sustainability elsewhere in life were enough to make up for choosing a disposable period product.