Eco special: Let's talk about menstrual cups

More women are turning to reusable menstrual products and want to shed the shame that comes with discussing menstruation

Disposable sanitary pads are touted to be quick drying, ultra absorbent and gentle on the skin, but whenever Ms Kristine Wong used them, she would get rashes on her privates by day two of her period.

She switched to reusable pads last year, a gentler alternative that no longer causes itching and rashes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'Let's talk about menstrual cups'. Subscribe