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*Zero Waste

*Zero Chemicals

*pH Neutral

*Cost Effective

*Empowering Experience

 

 

Mahina Cup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits snuggly in the vaginal canal, just below the cervix. Produced from the highest quality Health Grade, Class VI Silicone ~ safe to use, easy to clean and enjoyable to wear.

You'll love 12 hrs of leak-free protection to do all you love... dance, hike, swim, yoga, meditate, garden, fly to Bali, chase your baby, whip up dinner or just chill, eat chocolate and let your beauty blood flow. Mahina Cup collects moon blood, rather then absorbs it and it's easily emptied rather than changed. It's the little things that make All the difference!!

Just like tying your shoe, once you get the hang of it, using Mahina Cup will soon be 2nd nature.

Want to save the World?! Save your money and heal the environment with Mahina Cup, it's that simple! Offering menstrual liberation and luxury like never before. This is the solution for all active, conscious and modern women. Mahina Cup invites you to get to know your body in a way that is inviting and full of discovery. Mahina Cup is the Sacred, Simple and Sexy Option!

Mahina Cup is made to last up to 10 years - now that's freedom

Mahina (Ma- Hee- Na) means 'Moon' or ‘Moon Goddess’ in Hawai'ian. As woman, we wax and wane with the moon, she reminds and reflects to us our cycles. Mahina reminds us of our light and our dark, and every phase in-between.

We pour our mana (life-force energy) into every Mahina Cup! 

 

MAHINA CUP FAQ

I feel so blessed that I came across Mahina Cup, it has changed my life completely!! Every time I get my moon cycle, I am grateful! The newness of using Mahina Cup has not faded. I love everything about my Mahina Cup - I love cleaning it, I love using it, I love that it’s light weight to carry around, and I love that I don’t feel it inside of me. I forget often that I’m on my moon cycle, for it’s such a comfortable week. I continue practicing yoga, swimming, dancing and joyfully continue to do all the activities I love doing! Big mahalo!
— Sunshine, Colorado

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Make a Difference

*The average woman uses approximately 20,000 tampons, pad, and pantyliners in her lifetime!

*4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used per year globally!

*2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million pads, 700,000 panty liners are flushed down the toilet everyday!

Mahina Cup is an simple solution to reduce our impact on Mama Earth ~ every month!

Mahina Cup supports you physically, environmentally, economically and spiritually to be the change.

Are You ready?

Mensturation Power

“Womb: a women’s word for her source of power within her center” 

Sister, you are extremely powerful when you pray and even more so when you bleed. The wisdom of a women is linked to your womb, your place of creation. Due to the expansion of your energy body during moon-time, you becomes amplified. This is why it’s imperative you to take time to rest, heal and listen. 

Our moon-time is a beautiful and sacred ancient process and a time when our bodies are psychically connected to all the wombs of the world - past, present and future (the womb grid). Any women in her bleeding years knows that her life is greatly run and affected by her moon, Mahina Cup offers an opportunity to change your experience from something you dread to something you embrace.

Create an enjoyable experience, or not - the choice is Yours..

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Love the Process

"The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.”

The value we place on our moon-time has a direct correlation with the value we place on ourselves as women. To deny ourself this time of introspection and renewal is to deny our self as woman. 

Developing a love and connection with the power of moon-time requires developing a love and connection with the whole process. The deeper we can love ourself, the more love we have to give back to the world. . Get in touch with your beautiful body temple and allow Mahina Cup to be your vessel of embodiment.  

The first menstrual cup was developed in the early 1930s around the same time as the first official tampon, even before the Victorian era. Only the most liberal and courageous women dared using these methods, as it was not common or ‘proper’ for women of this time to touch their 'intimate parts'. For this reason, the tampon producers invented the applicator, thus the beginning of the tampon phase. 

In the eyes of the consumer market, the tampon is an extremely profitable product, as women need to continue buying them every month. Unlike the menstrual cup, the tampon companies continue to make profit on menstruating women. Massive commercials and advertisements were launched once the tampon proved to be successful. Soon the disposable hygiene products became the only and essential solution in western society. 

The menstrual cup made its comeback in the 80’s. As women became more aware, they began looking for environmentally friendly and cheaper solutions. Back then the cups were made from latex and rubber, which caused mild allergic reactions. The material was not long-lasting, as the constant moisture would cause cracks and leaks over time. 

Todays Mahina Cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone. This material is safer, softer, and natural. Silicon is found in sand and stone. In combination with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen it will form to a solid silicone. Silicone is hypoallergenic, meaning it is a neutral material that does not influence the natural pH balance of the body.  Keep Scrolling for in-depth HERstory of menstruation through time... 

Hard to believe since menstruation is nothing new, but until recently women have been left to fend for themselves to figure out how to deal with the practical issues presented by their monthly flow. That is, what to do with the blood. From scraps of rags to natural materials such as sea sponges, women (and some creative men) have devised a number of ways to handle menstruation.

Currently there are a variety of femcare products from which women can choose: pads, liners, tampons, and menstrual cups. When you consider there are still places on the planet where young girls and women must isolate themselves during menstruation due to religious standards or cultural norms, the array of femcare products to which most women have easy access throughout the world have truly had a liberating effect.

A number of developments and changes in attitude about menstruation and related products have occurred through history, some quite creative and even effective. It is fascinating to see how women’s options have evolved. The following timeline highlights some of these milestones and offers interesting tidbits about how these developments may have had an impact on cultural and overall attitudes about menstruation as well.

Ancient World

Egyptian women used softened papyrus for tampons. In Greece, tampons were rigged out of lint wrapped around small pieces of wood. And in Rome, pads and tampons were made of soft wool. In other parts of the world paper, moss, wool, animal skins and grass were used to fashion ways to absorb menstrual flow.

1839

Charles Goodyear invented the technology to vulcanize rubber, which was used in manufacturing condoms, intrauterine devices, douching syringes, and the “womb veil,” also known as the diaphragm.

1850s and on

Intrepid inventors patented a wide variety of products: catamenial sacks and bandages, as well as receptacles made out of springs, wire, buttons, flaps, elastic straps, valves and girdles. Not many made it to market.

1873

The Comstock Act was passed, making it a federal crime to distribute or sell pornography or conception-related materials or text in the United States. In response, the birth control industry coined the term “feminine hygiene” to advertise their repackaged, OTC products.

1896

Lister’s Towels, the first commercial sanitary pads, went on sale. Produced by Johnson & Johnson (and named for Joseph Lister, a pioneer in sterile surgery) and arguably too avant-garde for the prudish times, they sank like a proverbial rock.

Early TWENTIETH Century

Many American women used homemade pads, often rigged out of “bird’s eye,” the same absorbent cotton material used for baby diapers. They would pin these cloths, or rags, to their underwear or to homemade muslin belts. Sanitary aprons and bloomers were available by mail and were designed to protect clothing from staining, not to absorb blood flow.

1911

Midol, marketed as a remedy for headaches and toothaches, went on sale. Eventually, it would become synonymous with menstrual pain relief.

World War I

When nurses in France realized that the cellulose bandages they were using on wounded soldiers absorbed blood much better than plain old cotton, they started using them for their own flow.

1920's

Kotex (a combination of “cotton” and “texture”) landed in stores. Disposable pads, while a big step forward when it came to convenience, couldn’t be worn without reusable sanitary belts. Kimberly-Clark encouraged storeowners to display Kotexon their counters, along with a discreet box for money. This neatly sidestepped the need for any customer to actually have to say the words “sanitary napkin” or “menstruation” out loud. Also, a revolution in fashions: women’s underwear became closed crotched, which was far better for holding a belt and pad in place.

1927

Johnson & Johnson introduced Modess, Kotex’s major competitor in a field of literally hundreds of sanitary pad manufacturers.

1930-1960

For years, Lysol disinfectant was used as a female contraceptive, as well as a kitchen and bathroom cleanser. Even though it didn’t actually prevent pregnancy, ads touted it as “a feminine hygiene product for married women,” code for birth control. A similar brand, Zonite, played on women’s fears of feminine odor.

1930's

Lenoa Chalmers patented and produced the first reusable menstrual cup. Yet after the advent of disposable products, not many women wanted to handle their own blood when they could simply flush or throw it away.
The drawing of the cup from Leona Chalmers’s patent (U.S. patent 2,089,113) (far left) shows that it is very similar to the Tassette, Tassaway and The Keeper cups produced later (see photos). Chalmers suggested in the patent that it be made of vulcanized rubber. (She discusses its use and shows a drawing in her book from 1937).

 

1931

Dr. Earle Haas files for a tampon patent—the first to incorporate an applicator, the tube-within-a-tube design that’s still used today. Gertrude Tendrich bought the patent for $32,000 and founded Tampax in 1933. At first she made tampons at home, using a sewing machine and Dr. Haas’s compression machine.

1940's

The “Modess…because” print campaign was launched, turning menstrual advertising into a showcase for high-end couture and fashion photography.

1950's

Pursettes, a nonapplicator tampon with a lubricated tip, went on sale. Tampon cases were also for sale (separately) so teenage girls—their target audience—could effectively hide tampons in their purses.

1951

While the Catholic Church was adamantly opposed to artificial birth control, Pope Pius XII announced that the Church would sanction the “rhythm method.”

1959

Menstrual cups got a second chance when Tassette reintroduced them, this time with a big advertising push. Women still weren’t interested, and the cup disappeared again.

1960

Enovid, the first birth control pill, was approved by the FDA. While the Pill revolutionized contraception and jump-started the sexual revolution, it had dangerous side effects, including life-threatening blood clots and heart attacks. It turns out the dosage was ten times higher than it needed to be.

1963

The Feminine Mystique was published, and Betty Friedan gave a voice to multitudes of discontented housewives across the country. Friedan hypothesized that women were victimized by the belief that a woman’s identity came from the traditional roles of wife and mother.

1969

Stayfree minipads, the first sanitary pads with adhesive strips, went on sale, signaling the end of belts, clips, and safety pins for millions of women.

1970

The young adult novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was published. For generations, Judy Blume let girls live vicariously through the realities of puberty, preteen angst, first kisses, and first periods. Blume was the first author to incorporate the issue of first menstruation into a fictional storyline.

1971

Menstrual extraction hit the scene. Lorraine Rothman and Carol Downer toured the country, encouraging women to join self-help groups and extract each other’s menses. The goal was to reduce the duration of a woman’s periods, but it could also remove a fertilized egg. It was immensely popular and over 20,000 procedures were performed. After Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in 1973, the popularity of menstrual extractions waned.

1972

Kimberly-Clark joined the beltless generation with New Freedom pads. The National Association of Broadcasters lifted its ban on television advertising of sanitary napkins, tampons, and douches. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Eisenstadt v. Baird that a state (in this case, Massachusetts) could not prohibit the sale of contraceptives to unmarried women.

1973

Our Bodies, Ourselves was published. Written for women, by women, it dealt frankly with menstruation, birth control, childbirth, menopause, sexuality, mental health, and many other issues that had been taboo to discuss.

1975

Rely tampons (“we even absorb the worry”) went on sale. Proctor & Gamble took Rely off the market in 1980 after the tampons were linked to deadly Toxic Shock Syndrome.

1987

The Keeper, yet another incarnation of the reusable menstrual cup, went on sale. These were somewhat successful and are still on the market.

Late 1980's

The medical profession announced that regular douching was bad for the vagina, altering its pH balance, which could promote infection. Even so, women continue to spend millions of dollars on douching products.

1990's

A completely new menstrual product, Fresh ‘n’ Fit Padettes, went on sale. A super minipad for light days, it was designed to be tucked horizontally between the folds of the labia. Studies showed women were initially enthusiastic about them, but they soon disappeared.

2003

The FDA approved the first continuous birth control pill, which both suppresses periods and provides birth control. Women taking Seasonale have just four menstrual periods a year. However, a study to determine long-term safety for adolescents have not yet been done or published.

2007

Lybrel is approved by the FDA—the first birth control pill to eliminate periods altogether. That being said, the Web site freely admits that women may experience “menstrual cramps and vaginal bleeding.”

Present

Sadly the most common thing used by women still today are pads and tampons but menstrual cups are starting to pick up, our generations realizes that our planet won’t handle much more garbage and the energy used to produce such products are even worse. The people awareness towards their health is also increasing, words such as dioxin, bleaching agent etc somehow don’t fit with private parts.

* text taken from the website mum.org.

It's time to let go of the old and bring in the new. Menstrual Cups are the #1 cost effective, safe, ecological, practical and womb wise way to bleed. Be the change - Order your Mahina Cup Today!