On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) cordially invites you to participate in the
Reusable Menstrual Cup
Wednesday, March 9th, 4 pm
Monument Building 202
Women and those who menstruate are invited to participate!
Menstrual cups are an alternative to pads and tampons. Unlike pads and tampons, they are reusable, which makes them better for the environment and for your economy. Think of how many pads or tampons you use each month, maybe 12 times a year, for up to 40 years!
The menstrual cup is a small bell-shaped container typically made from silicone. A menstrual cup is used by inserting it into the vagina and leaving it there, to collect menstrual fluids. Once it is full, you remove it to dispose of the fluids in the toilet or sink, rinse the cup and reinsert it. The cup can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time, also overnight. When the period is over, the cup should be boiled and can be reused for up to ten years. A menstrual cup is meant to be safer for your body as it does not absorb fluids or contain any unhealthy chemicals like the tampon. Menstrual cups are not for everyone, but they are also not the only reusable alternative to disposable sanitary products.
During the workshop, you'll be introduced to how to use a menstrual cup and where to get it. People who use it regularly will be there as well, to share their experience and answer all the questions you might have.
The workshop is organized by Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) in collaboration with the CEU Gender Studies student, Freyja Jonudottir Barkardottir, who is doing research on menstrual activism.
Some tea and cookies will be provided.