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Menstrual Cups vs Tampons. Which one do you think is better ? @docmfrank

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Menstrual cup is better than tampons, anyday. Menstrual cups are not known to cause infections if cleaned, inserted properly, and removed on time. Tampons have been known to have caused infections in the past, and yet are not as safe as menstrual cups :)

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