Living with endometriosis is never exactly a walk in the park, but it can be especially difficult during your menstrual cycle. Painful periods are one of the hallmark symptoms of the condition, which affects approximately one in ten women during their reproductive years. In addition to severe — and sometimes debilitating — cramps, many women with endometriosis have an extremely heavy flow and periods that last longer than normal.
In recent years, menstrual cups have risen in popularity. The cup is inserted into the vagina but instead of absorbing menstrual blood like pads and tampons, it collects the blood. Many women are opting to use menstrual cups for a variety of reasons — they don’t need to be changed as frequently as pads and tampons, they’re eco-friendly, and are often more affordable than the more conventional alternatives.
You’ve probably heard one (or five) or your friends sing the praises of menstrual cups. If you have endometriosis and are considering trying a menstrual cup, there’s no shortage of options — in fact, it’s a bit overwhelming. So we’ve rounded up the best menstrual cups for women with endometriosis with recommendations straight from the women who use them.
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