Most of us are interested in saving money in some way or another – I mean, who could say no to a good bargain, an amazing second-hand item or a sale at a favourite shop.
Just wait till you see how much money you could save if you decided to use LaliCup instead of single-use tampons and pads.
How much does an average period cost?
I need to preface this by saying that there is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ period.
The amount of period products very much relies on how heavy your flow is.
Ok, let’s dive into some data:
On average a person bleeds for four to seven days and menstruates for approximately 38 years (from the age of 13 to the age of 51).
Ok, calculators at the ready! This equates to a grand total of… wait for it… around 450 periods!
According to the Women’s Environmental Network (NGO based in London), an average menstruator uses more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime.
This number of course increases drastically for somebody with (very) heavy flow.
If you usually use tampons that are on the cheaper end of the scale during your period – that will cost you about $578 (€530 or £440) during your fertile period.
But now, as more and more is known about the chemicals used in tampons people are starting to search for more eco and body-friendly tampons which will cost even more – around $2,311 (€2,178 or £1,760).
If you use pads as a sole period solution, expect to spend roughly $2,745 (€2,515 or £2,090)!
And this is without additional panty-liners that easily add even more on top of your regular tampon or pad spend.
Is there anything else I’ll need to go with my LaliCup?
Nope! Once you’ve mastered inserting your LaliCup
(pst, you can check our handy videos of different folding techniques),
you’ll be leak-free and period hassle-free for years to come.
So, with one cup that costs €29, you will get complete freedom during those days for multiple years.
Just imagine how much money you could save.
Are period cups worth it?
With the stats we talked about above, we absolutely think they are!
Not to mention that Mama Earth (one cup can be used for up to 5 years) and your wallet will be much happier with you using a menstrual cup.
So, what are you waiting for, check out our incredible period alternatives. 🙂