Comparison of different reusable period products

Compare across re-usable products and choose the right one for you with some tips and suggestions.


Our summary:

- If you have heavy or very heavy periods the menstrual cup is the best option for you. There are some types of underwear for heavy periods but you should test if they fully protect you against leaks.

- If you have light periods then menstrual underwear is ideal for you. This is because they do not irritate at all (unlike single use products), they trap all your flow, prevent any smells and don't move at all. You will be protected day and night.

For more detail on usage, prices and care for different re-usable products you can check the table below.

Menstrual Cup

Period Underwear

Washable pads

How much fluid is collected? In ml

35/40

20

10

How long do they last? In years

10

2-5

2-5

Level of care required

Low

Medium

Medium

Average price in EUR

30

25

10

For heavy menstrual flow

Recommended

Complement with insertable product

Complement with insertable product

For light menstrual flow

Not recommended

Very good option

Good option