Menstrual cup is a pliable, small, and bell-shaped, it is simply folded and then inserted into the vagina like a tampon, where it will unfold itself, form a seal to prevent leaks, and start collecting your menstrual flow. Menstrual Cups collect your menstrual flow rather than absorbing it.
Most women are thrilled when they learn about menstrual cups, yet, the first "menstrual cups" were invented in the 1930s.
- Menstrual cups are the most environment-friendly menstrual management solution.
- Well-positioned menstrual cup at the suitable size for you, should NOT allow any menstrual flow spills/leaks, should NOT be detected inside your body, and should collect your menstrual flow for up to 12 consecutive hours as maximum.
- Ladies changed to menstrual cup, on average, had to empty, clean, and reinsert their cups 2.8 times less frequently than changing their single-use products when using tampons or pads.
- On the long-term, menstrual cups are “cost effective” as they can be used over many years.
- Depending on its size, a menstrual cup is more practical as it can hold much more liquid than tampons and pads, meaning you can remain carefree for longer.
- With menstrual cups, there is no more monthly piles of tampon and pads in the trash bin. With a menstrual cup, you're taking care of your body and our precious planet!
- Unlike tampons and pads, menstrual cups are antiallergenic as they do not contain any bleaching agents, scents, deodorants, absorbents, gels, PVC, latex, protein, or other toxins/chemicals that might cause discomfort or irritation of your vagina.
- Menstrual cups collect your menstrual flow inside your body, hence, there is so minimal chance for blood spots on your underwear, or discomfort/irritation of your sensitive organs compared to pads.
- Unlike tampons, menstrual cups do not absorb any menstrual flow, they do not dry out the mucous membrane and so do not have any negative effect on the vaginal flora.
- Some ladies prefer menstrual cups because they are a tampon/pad alternative that can be safely worn up to 8-12 consecutive hours.
- Regardless what feminine hygiene choice you use when menstruating, make sure to wash your hands well before and after adding or changing your product of choice to prevent infections.
- Regardless what feminine hygiene choice you use when menstruating, it's important that you are well-educated about your options so that you can better manage your menstrual period.
General answer is “YES”; with VERY few exceptions. Please consider our online precautionary advices on the online shop (Menstrual Cups).
Simple answer is “NO”! Simply all the tissues of the vagina and around it are elastic, a menstrual cup will not stretch you out or make your vagina loose.
Simple answer is “NO”! Unless you express it 😉!
Simple answer is “ONE”! Menstrual cups are sustainable products and they should be reused till they start show signs of damage. Please consider the signs of damage of your menstrual cup on relevant user guide.
Simple answer is “YES”! Menstrual cups don’t absorb any of your body fluids, it is entirely safe to position your cup before the start of your menstrual period.
Simple answer is “YES”! Wearing a menstrual cups does not inhibit or challenge any of your normal functions or activities.
Simple answer is “NO”! Wearing a menstrual cups does not inhibit or challenge any of your normal functions or activities, it is perfectly fine to go to the toilet with your menstrual cup positioned inside your body. It is not necessary to empty, clean, and reposition your menstrual cup every time you visit the toilet.
Simple answer is “NO”! Standard body scanners scan through your clothes and should not penetrate the body.
We have recommendations or decision making aid tools to help you with each size of our products, please consider these recommendations or decision making aid tools before you order. Please note that recommendations or decision making aid tools may not apply to every lady due to anatomical and individual variations from a lady to another.
Correctly positioned menstrual cup:
- Should not be detected/felt inside your body.
- Should not protrude from your vagina (including the grip/stem of the cup).
- Should form a seal to collect your menstrual flow, hence it should not leak.
Your cup and menstrual fluid should NOT have an odour, blood exhibits odour only when oxygenated, however, wearing your cup for longer than recommended time could develop an odour that you can notice once removed.
Simple answer is “No”; however, we advise you to wear a backup in the first 2-3 menstrual cycles you use your cup until you have learned how to perfectly use it. With experience, especially after getting used to it (2 to 3 menstrual cycles) you will learn how to perfectly use your menstrual cup.
Simple answer is “NO”! Not at all! Even when removing the cup you should have little to no blood on your hands, we recommend that you remove your menstrual cup while over the toilet or in the shower, at least for the first few times you remove it and until you have the experience to remove it with confidence. With experience, especially after getting used to it (2 to 3 menstrual cycles) you will learn how to perfectly remove your menstrual cup.
Simple answer is “NO”! Your correctly sized and positioned menstrual cup should be entirely undetectable, or very close to be undetectable. There are some reasons linked to the case you feel your menstrual cup:
- Improper insertion/positioning; remove your cup and reinsert/reposition it.
- Actually you don’t feel the “cup” itself but the “grip of the cup” or it’s stem that you detect, the stem can be easily trimmed or removed. (Please follow the instructions for use if you will trim the grip of your menstrual cup).
If neither of these two reasons cause you to feel your menstrual cup while your cup is fully functional (Your menstrual cup is effectively collecting your menstrual flow with no leaks), your cup might not be the best option for you. If it is not a major issue, keep using your cup. If it is a major issue, you might need a softer cup compared to the cup you already have.
Simple answer is “NO”! Your menstrual cup has no where to go but out of your vaginal canal. The cervix is the end of your vaginal canal, cervix doesn’t allow anything past it, but seminal fluid. In case you feel your menstrual cup is lost, the first thing to do is to remain calm and not to panic, panic causes vaginal muscles to tense. Utilise your muscles to push your menstrual cup low enough to reach by bearing down, the same pressure you use for poo. Once you touch the base of your cup, pinch it to release the suction seal then pull it out as recommended on your relevant cup instructions for use.
Simple answer is “NO”! Your menstrual cup has no where to go but out of your vaginal canal. There is no possibility that your menstrual cup remains inside your body or travel farther than the cervix. Please follow the instructions for removal of your menstrual cup, in case you feel your menstrual cup is stuck, the first thing to do is to remain calm and don’t panic as panic causes vaginal muscles to tense. Once you touch the base of your cup, pinch it to release the suction seal then pull it out as recommended on your relevant cup instructions for use.
Simple answer is “NO”! The cervix is a one-direction opening only. Menstrual flow cannot go back inside the uterus or other areas of the body.
Simple answer is “Yes”! Please follow the trimming instruction on your relevant cup instructions for use.
Generally, menstrual cups hold up to 4X a single tampon or pad so you will still get to wear it for longer. On average it is sufficient to empty, clean, and re-insert your menstrual cup two to four times a day. Please adjust the frequency of emptying, cleaning, and repositioning your menstrual cup according to the volume of your menstrual flow. In the beginning we advise you to empty, clean, and reposition your menstrual cup as often as you would replace your tampons or your Maxi Pads. This gives you a good idea on how often you really need to empty your menstrual cup. Menstrual cup may be worn day and night, but it should be emptied, cleaned, and repositioned at least every 8 to 12 hours.
In the beginning we advise you to empty, clean, and reposition your menstrual cup as often as you would replace your tampons or your Maxi Pads. This gives you a good idea on how often you really need to empty your menstrual cup as it becomes full. By experience, you will know when your cup is full. With experience, especially after getting used to it (2 to 3 menstrual cycles) you will learn when your menstrual cup is full.
Simple answer is “NO”! Please follow the instructions for insertion and removal on your relevant cup instructions for use, there should not be any pain in insertion or removal of your menstrual cup, particularly getting used to it (2 to 3 menstrual cycles) you will “easily” insert and remove your menstrual cup.
Simple answer is “NO”! Always use drinkable water to wash your cup. While travelling, you can use always wash your cup with potable (drinkable) water. Always wash your cup with only drinkable water.