After nearly two years of use, it is no secret that I am in love with using a menstrual cup during that time of the month. Right now, I am using the Intimina Lily Cup, and I wouldn’t ever go back to using pads (or tampons), which are full of chemicals. Plus, menstrual cups are perfect for travel. Keep reading to find out why.
What is the Intimina Lily Cup?
The Lily Cup is a flexible menstrual cup made from medical-grade silicone that collects monthly menstrual flow and offers non-stop protection for up to 12-hours. Unlike tampons, the Lily Cup does not cause vaginal dryness and does not contain harmful chemicals.
It is cost-effective
Millenials are the frugal destination, and we are always looking for ways to save money. Well, ladies, the Lily Cup is about to save you roughly $100 – $150 a year. That is about how much money one person spends on pads and/or tampons. The Intimina Lily Lily Cup is just $39.95 for one medical-grade reusable silicone cup. It sounds like a lot, but think about this, you do not have to ever buy another one. So go ahead and use the money you would save yourself from not buying pads and tampons on a travel-related expense like a hotel or Airbnb stay, a spa service, an excursion, or food.
The Intimina Lily Cup is Inconspicuous
We all know that the TSA can be highly intrusive. I remember going through airport security in Mexico City and having all of my unmentionables spread out all over the place; they were so disrespectful. At that time, I could have saved myself some embarrassment by bringing along a menstrual cup, which could have easily and discreetly fit inside of my purse or makeup bag.
The Lily Cup is Team Carry-On Friendly
I am not about checking bags anymore, especially since I have Global Entry. The less time I have to spend in the airport waiting for my luggage is more time to spend at my destination. The Intimina Lily Lily Cup is so team carry-on friendly, especially for long-term travel. You do not have to worry about filling up your suitcase with boxes of tampons and packages of pads because the Lily Cup is compact, and does not take up a lot of space.
The Lily Cup is Warm Climate and Water Activity-Friendly
The worst thing that can happen to any woman on vacation is her period, especially if you had plans on lounging by the pool or chilling on the beach in your bikini. With a pad or tampon water activities are usually out of the question, but with a menstrual cup, you can not only get in the water, you will be leak-free (if properly inserted) and clean.
The Intimina Lily Cup Leads to Better
My husband swears my body is timed for me to get my period every time we are on vacation, which can mean no sex for at least 4 – 5 days. I know some people are comfortable with having period sex, but sometimes the clean up can be messy. And if you are a tampon user, the comfort may not be all that great since tampons absorb everything including the fluids that keep your lady parts moist. The Lily Cup does not do that, which means after those 5 days are up, your significant other and you other can be well on your way to a good time.
Unlike pads and tampons that can cause things like TSS and yeast infections, the Intimina Lily Cup does not contain harmful chemicals that will change the environment of your kitty, which can lead to more time not being intimate with your partner. Who wants that, especially when you are on vacation with your boo? Not me!
Buying the Lily Cup
Intimina offers two menstrual cup options: Lily Cup™ and Lily Cup Compact™. Both cups are available in two sizes, Size A for women who have not given birth vaginally, and Size B for women who have given birth vaginally and/or have a weak pelvic floor. The cup can be purchased at your local CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and more.
What do you do when your period shows up when traveling?
Disclosure: Intimina provided a Lily Cup for review consideration only. All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate links.