Facts About Menstrual Cups You Must Know Before Trying it.
by Anuja Mistry on Apr 17, 2023
Has this ever happened to you? You have asked for a sanitary pad, and they whisper into your ear that they’ve switched over to menstrual cups? or something? Cause you, too, should give menstrual cups a try. It’s the perfect companion for the modern-day eco-conscious menstruator.
Before you get yourself a cup, read this entire article. We’ll cover everything you need to know about this tool.
What is a Menstrual Cup?
Made from latex, rubber, or silicone, a Menstrual Cup is a small and flexible cup used during periods to capture period blood.
How Does a Menstrual Cup Work?
Knowing how to use menstrual cups properly is critical to prevent irritation and infection.
Here’s our 2-step guide:
- Sanitise your hands and cup using warm water and mild perfume-free soap.
- Find a position best for insertion. You could squat down, put one foot on the toilet, sit down, or stand up.
- Fold the menstrual cup properly.
- Insert the cup into your vagina fully. Check the base of the cup to confirm its placement. If it’s round or oval, you’ve done it right. Because if not, you may experience leaks, and that sucks.
- Tug slightly at the stem of the cup to check if you’re experiencing some resistance. If you are, Voila! You’ve inserted the cup properly.
- Sanitise your hands using warm water and perfume-free soap.
- Pick a comfortable position.
- Slightly pinch the bottom of the cup to release the suction, pull the stem and push the cup downwards using your stomach muscles simultaneously.
- Wiggle the cup from side to side and remove it carefully.
- Drain the blood and wash it thoroughly.
Why Pick Menstrual Cups Over Other Options?
An Eco-friendly Affordable Choice: Pads generate a ton of trash! A non-disposable menstrual cup, though, lasts for about three years with proper maintenance. So, it saves money and the environment.
Needs Less Attention: Once you’re a regular cup user, leaving a menstrual cup in for up to 12 hours without using backup pads or liners or worrying about staining.
6 Critical Facts to Know for Proper Menstrual Cup Usage You Need to Know Where Your Cervix is
For beginners, leakage even after using cups is common. It’s mainly due to incorrect cup placement. To avoid this situation, feel your cervix and insert your cup around it. Feel your way around; this body is completely yours.
Inserting and Removal is a learning curve.,
Beginner struggle is real. You could even end up dirtying your bathroom or tearing the cup. once you get the technique right, though, your periods will be a breeze
Your cervix size, age, flow, and whether you’ve delivered a baby all matter while picking a cup. Still, a tilted uterus or low cervix may make it difficult for you to find the right cup. This may result in a slight leakage or discomfort. Try a few cups on for ‘size’ before you hit the ‘sweet spot’. Don’t give up yet!
Keep Calm: The Ultimate Mantra
It takes time to get used to these cups. So, keeping calm while inserting and removing the cup is of utmost importance. Breathe, you got this!
Cleanliness is Godliness
Since you’d be reusing the same cup, sterilising it is critical. Boiling it in hot water for three to five minutes would do the trick.
You Can Give your Cup Away
Discovered cups are not for you? Clean, sterilise and pass it on.
With a bit of practice and patience, you can become a menstrual cup person too! Try these tips and let us know your experience.