We need to talk about periods. All my life, I’ve seen women in period product commercials be as happy as they can be over the fact that they’ve got their periods when nothing is further from the truth. While I’m thankful that Aunt Flo arrives to say I’m not carrying a baby, periods are not the happiest of times. But switching to menstrual cups made the experience a bit better.
If you’re a menstrual cup user, I’m pretty sure you’ve tried to convince others to make the switch, too. I’m not good at sales so, in my experience, it doesn’t always end in a deal, but maybe sharing a talk about menstrual cups might just help me (and you) out in the “recruitment” process.
Local menstrual cup brand Sinaya Cup will be holding an Instagram Live session tomorrow, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. for those who want to learn more about menstrual cups. As the first local brand to come out with such a product, they know what they’re talking about. They’ve been in the biz since December 2015 and have been guided by their mission to provide Filipinos and people all over the world with convenient and eco-friendly period products.
It’s not just all for profit, though. The company has implemented a buy-one-give-one business model, where one purchase is equivalent to another cup donated to people in low-income communities. Similar to their business model, the IG live session is for a good cause, too. It’s part of a series of activities for Tulong E-skwela which provides mobile phones, sim cards and data subscriptions for e-learning to students from Mat-i National High School in Surigao City.
Aside from the IG live, 10 percent of the proceeds from Sinaya Cup purchases will also be donated to the initiative. Those who are already proud and happy users of a Sinaya Cup can course monetary donations through the brand.
While menstrual cups might not be for everyone, it’s definitely a plus that there’s a local alternative for people with periods who are done with pads or tampons. One of the best parts about a menstrual cup is the fact that it’s eco-friendly and reusable—it’s a big step in taking care of both the environment and your reproductive health. So if you wanna know how to insert a cup or what’s the best way to sanitize it, watch out for this IG live and you just might be convinced to purchase one.