The Pros And Cons Of Sanitary Pads Vs. Menstruation Cups

Sanitary pad and Menstruation cup are Feminine Hygiene Products used by women and girls during their menstrual periods, both are safe and pleasant when used appropriately. Apart from the advantages of using sanitary pads and a menstrual cup, this article will also highlight some disadvantages.

The Pros And Cons Of Sanitary Pads Vs. Menstruation Cups

The Following Are Some Of The Pros And Cons Of Using Sanitary Pads Vs. Menstrual Cups

Sanitary Pads:

A sanitary pad, also known as a sanitary napkin, is an absorbent material used by women in their underwear during their menstrual period or bleeding. They are created from a range of materials that differ depending on style, origin, and brand. Sanitary Pads

Pros Of Sanitary Pads

  • Pads are the most popular product among women because they are easy to use. You may carry them in your handbag for on-the-go usage, and they are safer to use during severe bleeding.
  • Sanitary pads can be used with light flow or spotting and can be used overnight while sleeping.
  • There is no risk of toxic syndrome while using sanitary pads.
  • Using such hygiene products, e.g., sanitary napkins ensures that leaks are kept at bay.
  • It enables you to keep a close eye on your flow.
  • Sanitary pads are available in every pharmacy, retailer, and even grocery store across the world.
  • There are many various shapes and sizes of designs to pick from when it comes to sanitary pads.


  • One of the awkward aspects of sanitary pads is that you cannot swim while wearing them; you may float on top of them.
  • Some sanitary pads are made of synthetic materials and include chemicals that have been bleached to appear white, which might cause health problems.
  • Because sanitary pads can cause bad odour, itching, and other bacterial illnesses, you could not use them for more than 3–4 hours. 
  • Most sanitary napkins are not eco-friendly, and artificial scents are used to remove odours, which are neither natural nor healthy.
  • You must be extremely cautious when removing pads from your underpants because the pad makes such a loud noise.
  • Wearing a pad for a long time causes rashes, a blockage in airflow to your vaginal area, making you prone to bacterial infection and skin disorders. 

Menstruation Cup:

A menstruation cup is a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of silicone or rubber that is inserted into the vaginal canal to collect menstrual blood. Women use a menstrual cup during their menstrual cycle.Menstruation Cup

 Pros Of  Menstruation Cup

  • It is feasible to use a menstruation cup for a longer time. However, it is best to replace it once a year to avoid discomfort or infection.
  • There are no rashes, no wetness, no leakage of blood between your legs and no tension of making a mess of your clothes ever.
  • A menstrual cup may store up to three ounces of blood. That is why it is preferable to use a menstrual cup for a longer period than other feminine hygiene products.
  • Using menstruation cups is safer than other hygiene items and lowers your risk of bacterial infection.
  • Even though you pay a one-time cost for one menstrual cup, it does not need to be purchased regularly, making it more cost-effective than sanitary napkins.
  • Because menstruation cups are reusable and may last for a long time, they are eco-friendly, which means you will not be harming the environment or nature. Menstruation Cup Storing


  • Because menstruation cups are manufactured of low-quality rubber and silicone, they might induce allergic responses that can be painful and uncomfortable.
  • You may have discomfort and cramps, as well as an increased risk of vaginal infection if insert without lubrication.
  • It may be more difficult to find the best fit than pads; you may need to experiment with different brands and cup sizes to find the best possible match for you.
  • At first, it might be difficult to insert the menstrual cup into your vagina, and it can also be difficult to remove it appropriately.
  • Menstruation Cup silicone and are flexible

It is preferable to use whichever menstrual product you are most at ease with. Choose whichever product works best for you.

Priya Singha
Priya Singha: Priya is a freelance writer with an experience of 4+ years of her writing career. She pursued her Masters from DDU, Gorakhpur. She is very passionate about writing and is fond of writing short articles and blogs. She even has worked for several companies. Writing articles in the field of Health & Fitness, Beauty, Home Remedies and Travel are some of her most interested topics and brings out the best in her.