Advantages of Menstrual cups are:
They are cheaper and can be reused. They produce fewer odors due to menstrual blood. They help in maintaining the pH and beneficial bacteria of the vagina. You need fewer changes while using a menstrual cup and they are easy to use.
Disadvantages of Menstrual cups are:
Emptying the cups can be messy. Young girls may find insertion of menstrual cups difficult. Sterilizing and reusing the cup is also an issue for some females.
Pros of using tampons:
They are comfortable to wear, and females can stay active after wearing them. They are more hygienic and make you feel cleaner. They can allow you to go swimming during your menses. They are not visible through your clothes. No odor is produced by wearing tampons. They are easier to carry and dispose off.
Cons of using tampons:
Use of tampons increase the risk of toxic shock syndrome, which is a bacterial infection caused due to streptococcus bacteria with symptoms of fever, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, muscle pain and dehydration. Some females find tampons difficult to use. The material used in tampons is not eco-friendly or biodegradable. You cannot tell when to change your tampon as it is not visible from outside.
Pros of using sanitary pads:
They are reliable when used right. They are comfortable and easy to change and use. There are many brands available in the market to choose from, which are of high quality and uses super absorbent material. They do not carry the risk of TSS.
Cons of using pads:
They can’t be worn while swimming. They can be seen through pants. They can produce foul odor and you can’t hide them in your purse.