My most favourite time of the month is the 5 days of my period. It never used to be this way. As an ex high flying corporate gal, having the monthly pains, discomforts, moods just didn't really go down well in the masculine dominated business world I was in. So I was got onto the contraceptive pill as quick as I could to "balance myself out" & suppress those perceived "monthly inconveniences", this actually was the most horrible 6 years, where I felt totally disconnected from my feminine essence & once I stopped the pill, my period actually vanished for 1.5 years after. This time was a time of deep inward reflection, disconnection from the essence of being woman. And the day it finally came back I felt reborn, and since then have felt forever grateful to receive my monthly bleed.
Every month since my period has returned, I feel I go deeper into understanding my body, my sexuality, my sacred feminine essence. Every month, the rituals get deeper, the understandings and connection to the earth gets more sacred & every month, the shedding of another layer of my womb, is an energetic shedding of another layer of stuff that is blocking me from fully embracing love & light that I am at my core.
This is why I am so passionate about supporting women to reconnecting to their menstrual cycles as the most ecstatic celebration of the month. One of the transitions into Moon Menstrual Ecstasy is through using a Menstrual Cup.
There are countless benefits of using a Menstrual Cup, of which the most important as follows:
1. Save Money
A menstrual cup can be used for up to 5 years. I sell Tantric Alchemy Menstrual Cups in my online store, for $29.95. Seriously, $29.95 for a reusable device is not a lot when you consider the cost of disposables over the year. The amount of money we spend over our lives on disposable pads and tampons is ludicrous. An estimate of a woman’s fertile life ranges from age 13-48, that’s 35 years!
The average costs of sanitary items:
- Tampon Pack: $5
- Pad Pack: $5
- Monthly Cost: $10
- Yearly Cost: $120
Average lifetime 35-year cost: $4200
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather save thousands of dollars by buying a couple of Menstrual Cups over my lifetime. Period.
It is crazy to think how many pads are put into landfills each day, polluting the environment. Most women use about 18 pads and/or tampons per cycle. By using menstrual cup products like the Tantric Alchemy Menstrual cup though, all this landfill waste can easily be avoided.
3. Giving back to the earth - womb healing.
When we offer our blood back to the earth, we awaken an ancient part of our psyche. We awaken the part of the subconscious mind that has been suppressed over the thousands of years; the feminine mysteries. Through connecting to ancient tribal menstruation rituals; Sacred Sexuality is healed, as we begin to build a positive relationship with our bodies, and feminine elixir. Menstrual blood is also known in many cultures to be the most amazing fertilizer, so by watering your veggie garden with your blood, not only feeds the earth, energetically; but also literally.
Since ancient times, once the birthright was lost, women across many lineages & cultures – Womb Priestesses – have practiced many varied ways to heal, clear & open the Womb, so it can once again embody the frequency of Love, of Original Innocence, so that the energetic and physical stem cell capacity can activate purer states of consciousness and activate incredible regenerative healing. This knowledge has been almost lost over the last thousand years, as it has been fragmented, scattered and deliberately destroyed (source). By giving back our blood to the earth, we awaken these lost parts of our collective feminine psyche, and empower the feminine, to rise into love & heal the planet.
4. Yoni Health.
- No harmful substances. Pads and tampons can contain bleaches, absorbing chemicals, perfumes, and other irritants or allergens. The Moon Cup is made of medical grade silicone which cannot be broken down or absorbed into the body.
- No Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Tampons have been shown to have a connection to TSS, a rare but sometimes fatal disease caused by bacterial infection. No such connection exists with the Tantric Alchemy Moon Cup since cups do not function though absorbency.
- Yoni Health. Upon removal, tampons can scratch and leave tiny thread fragments. Pads can cause rashes. The natural balance “down there” is not compromised through the Tantric Alchemy Moon Cup.
When your Moon Cup is placed correctly, it does not leak and cannot be detected. Feel free to swim lots of laps, ride a bike, or run a marathon.
No more midnight bathroom trips. No more sleeping on towels. No more doubling-up of pads & tampons. Moon Cups can be worn all night long, unlike a tampon. So you can sleep soundly & get the needed rest you need when you are bleeding, for 8-12 hours.
No need to worry about lugging around a pack of tampons or pads, or worrying when travelling if you can find your favourite pads or tampon brand abroad. With the Menstrual Cup, your period worries are no longer woes. Carry on your daily life and forget about it. No more bathroom trips till you get home hours later. You are free.
8. Less cramps.
Since using the cup instead of tampons, I have way less cramps. Not sure if it is the materials tampons are made of, but they actually make me feel nauseous and extra crampy as soon as I put them in. The moon cup is made from medical grade silicone & slides in with some extra help of coconut oil, so natural and I have zero cramps or nauseous feelings from wearing it, it feels like nothing is there at all.
You don’t feel a thing. No mess, no fuss, no problem. It doesn’t matter how heavy or light your flow, one cup covers all stages in a cycle.
10. Awakening the inner mystic & healing sacred sexuality.
For years I have been experimenting with all different rituals around my powerful feminine elixir; menstrual blood. From magic, to manifestation; and all in between. I noticed so many moon cups advise to simply pour the blood into the toilet, however this disregards the absolute potency of this powerful elixir, which can be used for manifesting, healing & magic, when we use it to give back to the earth, with a clear intention. Hence why I created some gorgeous Tantric Alchemy Moon Ritual Chalices were sourced especially for women to use in ritual and intention with their menstrual blood, to offer their sacred elixirs back to the earth. By making contact with our menstrual blood, sheds the taboo many women hold around their blood. So many women are freaked out by getting blood on their hands, and this fear is a deep ingrained fear dominated by the patriarchal dis-empowerment of the power of this elixir. Menstrual blood is the most powerful elixir for spiritual transformation, as used in ancient cultures & tribes for centuries & Tantric traditions.