The holidays are right around the corner, and if you're a recent menstrual cup convert who will talk about the Saalt Cup to anyone who will listen, it'll inevitably come up during those pre-Thanksgiving dinner conversations. We know it, and you know it! Your family will be in the line of fire for the all the hard-hitting cup facts and we want you to be armed with the best deets! Because hey, you're helping to save the world by menstruating, everyone must know! Just remember, you're in charge of the conversation—there is no shame in being excited about sharing something that has recently changed your life! We're providing you with a little menstrual cup dialogue cheat sheet to remember all the main points and ultimately inform your listeners and maybe teach them something new.
Chances are, your cup was in your purse, so the moment someone asks, what's this thing you're goin' on about? You pull out your cup and wow the crowd. Oooo...ahhhh... By now, everyone wants to feel the cup, and is impressed by its softness, cuteness, and interesting shape!
Start off with the general overview. Menstrual cups are made of 100% medical grade silicone, making them naturally pH balanced and safe for most. It lasts for up to 10 years if properly cared for and can be a total game changer when it comes to periods! When used properly, it is a leak-free and sensation-free experience that allows users to live their element.
When mom / dad / grandpa / great-aunt Sally ask—you're putting this thing where?!
You smartly reply...
It folds up nice and small and then is inserted into the vagina, where it will open up and sit in the vaginal canal and collect menstrual flow. The cup can be worn for up to 12 hours without emptying. This allows me to live my life without my period always calling the shots!
The ones who menstruate in your family will now be intrigued, you're reeling them in! They're thinking about their own menstrual experiences, difficulties they've faced and wondering if using a cup could make their life easier. The answer is always YES.
Is it really clean and sanitary? It seems like it would be super messy!
So glad you asked...
It is so much cleaner and more sanitary than a tampon or a pad! It doesn't feel wet and doesn't create odors since the blood doesn't come into constant contact with oxygen. When you take it out slowly, the blood is contained, easily emptied, rinsed, and re-inserted!
By now, you'll see some horrified faces no doubt, but steamroll right through the awkwardness with sheer enthusiasm and the feel-good stuff!
This could sound something like...
Using the Saalt Cup saves me so much money each month! On average using the cup will save me over $1,000 over the life of the cup, how awesome is that? What's even more reassuring is that it doesn't contain any toxins that can be absorbed by my body, which many tampons contain! They are much more comfortable to use and since it is a reusable product, I'm diverting so much waste from landfills!
Remember, one menstruator will use approximately 11,000 disposable menstrual supplies over the course of their life! Finally, throw in that Saalt is working daily to give 2% of annual revenue back to organizations in the US and abroad with the goal of breaking down menstrual barriers and empowering people who menstruate around the world. Saalt is a B Corp, making it part of the movement of business as a force for good. That oughta sell them!
We hope these talking points give you the motivation to share with your loved ones and break down menstrual taboos one conversation at a time. If you're wondering what to get the fellow menstruators in your life, we've got your covered! Give the gift of period bliss to your loved ones by sending them a digital Saalt Gift Card! You choose the amount, send it off to them via email and they can choose their favorite size, color, and firmness. Share your stories with us to let us know how the holidays go and keep living your best cup life!