Menstruation. Now you might be thinking how can anyone discuss this in public? Yes, I know for some people it is a matter of private discussion. But we are living in the 21st century and it’s high time to break the taboo and stop the stereotype! Let’s spread awareness and educate ourselves about a topic we are not allowed to discuss in public.
Here, I want to stop the myth going on menstruation and give you factful information about it – Let’s get going….!
What is Menstruation?
Menstruation or period is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as a part of a woman’s monthly cycle. Every month body prepares for pregnancy. If pregnancy doesn’t occur, the uterus or womb shed its lining.
History and Evaluation of Menstruation Products-
Menstruation is also called Periods. Periods were not easy for women in past as compared to now. Nowadays pads, tampons, environmentally friendly cups, and super absorbent panties are saviors during the toughest days of their menstruation.
Let’s go back into history and see how the evaluation of menstruation products took place in society.
Earlier in the 1850s the first sanitary product was invented which was called Sanitary Apron. A sanitary Apron is a rubber apron with a strip that runs between the legs to prevent blood from getting on women’s skirts and seats. The priority was to save furniture and skirts from stains but not their health & hygiene. Sanitary Apron was very uncomfortable and stinky because of which failed to sustain itself in the market.
In 1896 the first pad hit the market but menstruation was a huge taboo so women don’t want to be seen purchasing pads and the product ended up as a failure.
In 1920 during the time of World War I nurses invented the modern pad made of cellulose, a blend of acrylic cotton used for bandages to soak the menstrual blood. This invention came into the picture after World War I, there was a lot of cellulose left over and this is how the pads were made and the entire nation started using this.
In 1930 first menstrual cup was discovered but it wasn’t a big success. Because of a lack of awareness and knowledge people used to avoid touching anything bloody so because of its application the product didn’t get any success in the market.
In 1931 tampons were introduced which were made of cotton and cardboard. The application was easy and allows women to insert tampons into their vaginas without touching the vagina or menstrual blood. Even though the application was easy it was meant to use only by married women because people believe that one can lose their virginity by using them.
In 1962 the first beltless napkin with an adhesive strip called modern pads was introduced which was a game changer and which put an end to menstrual belts.
But in 2000 menstrual cups again came into the picture as an environmentally safe alternative to pads and tampons. Decades after its conception the menstrual cup is slowly making a comeback and science is backing its benefits up.
Being environmentally friendly is a new trend – MENSTRUAL CUP
What is a Menstrual Cup?
A menstrual cup is a device used by females during their menstruation cycle. Its purpose is to collect menstrual blood. It is bell-shaped and has a small nob which helps in inserting and removing the Menstrual Cup.
Usage of Menstrual Cup
Based on region, the menstrual cup market is across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. North America is the major segment in the global market. Moreover, the high awareness regarding the benefits of menstrual cups boost the market, and researchers forecasted that from 2021 to 2028 it would take a hype.
Currently, India is still lagging behind as people are not aware of the benefits of menstrual cups. But governments and NGOs are trying to educate and spread awareness about it. Also according to statistics, a rise is being observed in the usage of menstrual in the last few years.
Benefits of using Menstrual Cup
It is budget-friendly and economical in nature.
It has more capacity which holds more blood compared to pads and tampons.
It is eco-friendly which means Menstrual Cup doesn’t contribute solid waste to the environment.
It is reusable in nature and can be used for 5-10 years depending upon the brand.
It is odorless as menstruation blood can start smelling if it is exposed to air.
What Is Silicone and Why Silicone?
Silicone is a form of polymer which comes in various types, textures, and forms. Silicone can be used for various situations depending on its usage and application. The best part of Silicone is it’s eco-friendly and reusable. As other polymers may get destroyed or damaged Silicone is biodegradable in nature.
But when it comes to the body Medical Grade Silicone is used with proper required certifications. There are four different levels of Silicone Grade. Medical non-implantable which cannot be used inside the body. Medical short-term implantable which can use for 29 days or less. Medical Long implantable which can be used for more than 29 days. The final level is for Pharmaceutical use.
Silicone is scientifically the best polymer that can be used for pharma and biopharma because of this silicone is used to manufacture Menstrual cups.
We at Ami Polymer are engaged in the business of Hi-Tech Rubber products. Our 90% product range is based on pharma, bio-pharma, food & engineering sectors. But our mission is to serve the environment & people of our nation hence with this thought we gave birth to the most prestigious product of our portfolio.
Our mission – To promote social, economic, and environmentally sustainable menstruation choice
INTRODUCING IMASAFE® – REUSABLE MENSTRUAL CUP
- Imasafe® Reusable menstrual Cup is manufactured in a Clean Room of Class 10000 Certified facility.
- They are made up of 100% medical-grade silicone material
- Produced and tested by highly qualified Rubber Technologists and Engineers.
- Advanced R&D lab Facility.