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. 

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 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. 

menstrual cup is cheaper

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. 🙂

Tampons are still the current internal protection method of choice for most people.

Partly because of the advertisement they receive – they are taught in schools and in health education classes…

 and partly because you see them in literally every shopping centre and pharmacy regardless of what country you live in.

Watching a film and a girl is on her period? I can bet that there is a tampon product placement in that shot.

It is true that cups have come a long way

(fun fact: they are not such a new phenomenon
as you would like to imagine. The first patented and usable menstrual cup has been around since 1932)

 but most people are still not sure how to use them and why they should choose a period cup over a tampon.

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So here is a quick table that highlights the main differences:

                            TAMPON                   MENSTRUAL CUP
–          absorbent one-time use product

–          made up of synthetic fibers

–          different absorbency levels

–          most of the time they come with a plastic applicator

–          tampon will sit just below the cervix and you take it out by pulling the string

–  come in different shapes and sizes and have a longer wear time (multiple years)

–          LaliCup is made from FDA approved silicone

–          do not absorb body’s natural moisture

–          no applicator, usage of different folding techniques for insertion

–          cups will sit much lower than a tampon and you take it out by breaking the seal (not just pulling for the stem!)

Depending on what menstrual cup you use, they can hold between three to six times more than the average tampon.

So if you have a pretty heavy period, cups are the way to go because you can go longer in between having to change the period cup.

menstrual cups

Granted, menstrual cups have a much higher learning curve than the tampon.  With the tampon you just kind of shove it in while you have to get used to folding the cup.

 I am aware that here at Lali team we are a little biased, but that is because LaliCup is more convenient in the long run, more eco-friendly, more comfortable and do not irritate like tampons.

Just ask your amazing cup-using friend if they would like to switch back to tampons. I can bet, that the answer would be a firm no.

How about you, do you use LaliCup?

At the Lali headquarters, we often ask each other what motivates you, our beloved customers, to buy our LaliCup.  

So we decided to list a couple of LaliCup advantages below but would absolutely love to hear your thoughts on the matter. 🙂

You pay a one-time price for a reusable menstrual cup. True, it is a bit of an investment at first. But the cup will last you for years.

Tampons can absorb and strip your vaginal walls of those naturally occurring lining. So when you decide to remove it could make for, well, a rougher trip.

A period cup can hold a lot more fluid than even the most absorbent tampon. Our LaliCups (even model S) were made with greater capacity in mind so you can go longer between emptying your cup and say goodbye to hourly toilet breaks.

menstrual cup

LaliCup can be used regardless of what physical activities you have planned for the day: dancing, biking, hiking, even swimming; nothing is off limits.

Let me guess, you have at least 5 period products in each bag you own, right? With LaliCup, you no longer have to carry around a year worth of supplies in your bag. All you need is your trusty cup – yes, just the one.

Lalicup Team

Period cups are reusable and can last for several years with proper care; which means you’re not contributing more waste that ends up piling our landfills!

You heard that right you can actually get a nappy rash from certain pads. They can also create a moist environment which is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, yeast infections and odour.

Inserted correctly, a menstrual cup is so comfortable that you won’t even notice it’s there! 


Let’s face the facts… backpacking / traveling on your period is not the most convenient thing. But since when has inconvenience stopped women from doing what they like? In the past few years, menstrual cups have become a great alternative for all ladies who adore traveling.

There are numerous positive sides to menstrual cups: they are environmentally friendly and reusable; hence you end up spending close to nothing on feminine hygiene products. Not to mention that even for less extensive travel, different period products can cause all kinds of clutter in your suitcase. LaliCup comes in a pouch and you can simply put it into your hygiene bag with your brush and toothpaste. It can also be worn considerably longer than pads – thanks to its high capacity, you do not need to look for a toilet everywhere you go as it provides protection for multiple hours so you can enjoy in every moment without worrying about stains on your trousers.