Health Info

Body-Friendly and Life-Friendly

Safety is important when it comes to your reproductive health. Instead Softcup has been cleared by the FDA and has been on the market for more than 10 years. Both reusable and disposable Softcups are made entirely of hypoallergenic, non-toxic, latex-free, non-irritating material.

What's not in Softcup?

You won't find any of these in Softcup:

  • Bleached cotton
  • Pesticides 
  • Residual fibers
  • Dioxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Latex
  • Polycarbonates (PCB)
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA)
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Phthalates

The Difference Between Tampons and Softcups

Softcup does not change the body's natural environment—Softcups do not alter the body's pH levels, natural bacteria levels, or absorb the body's moisture. Softcups are a perfect solution for women looking to maintain their bodies' pH balance. Maintaining the body's natural bacteria levels can help prevent infections, such as yeast infections. Softcups are very comfortable; they don't cause the dryness or irritation that tampons and pads can. 

When a tampon is inserted, it creates microscopic tears along the vaginal canal. Tampons can leave behind residual fibers and traces of bleach, dioxins and other residues from the cotton cultivation and tampon manufacturing processes. Softcup leaves the body just as it is—no micro-tears, no residues, no change in the body's natural pH or bacteria levels.

Facts About TSS

In more than 10 years and 100 million Softcups sold, the Softcup has never had a reported incidence of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is believed to be caused by the toxin-producing strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus. Population studies suggest that the risk of TSS is related to tampon absorbency. The higher the tampon absorbency, the higher the risk of contracting TSS. Unlike tampons, Softcup is non-absorbent, and does not change the bacteria levels naturally present in the body.

Softcup Product Quality

Softcup is manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified facility. This certifies that Softcup consistently meets customer and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices. 

Softcup is made of inert, hypoallergenic, non-absorbent, non-irritating, polymeric material that has been used safely for more than 20 years in health care products such as catheters and baby bottle nipples.

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