The period revolution is real and it's here to stay. Menstrual cups are leading the change, offering a cleaner, more affordable, and more eco-friendly alternative to the traditional sanitary pad or tampon.
Are you wondering how to use menstrual cup for beginners? Then you're landed on the right page.
A menstrual cup is made from medical-grade silicone and is worn internally like a tampon, but can be left in for up to 12 hours at a time. Also, since the period cup is reusable, you won’t have to worry about restocking every month or adding to the enormous amount of plastic waste produced by menstrual care items that are thrown away.
There are numerous brands from which to choose when purchasing a menstruation cup.
Benefits Of Using Menstrual Cups
When it comes to managing your period, menstrual cups offer a number of unique benefits.
- You’ll not only be able to save money over time, but you’ll also significantly lessen your environmental impact. Sanitary Pads and Tampons take nearly 500-800 years to decompose which is a hazard for the environment. Since you’ll be using one menstrual cup for almost 5 years, you’ll prevent hundreds of used pads from reaching the landfills
- Each month a packet of pads or tampons costs around Rs.300-400. Each year it comes to a total of around Rs. 3600-4800. A menstrual cup costs around Rs.250-350 and lasts nearly 5 years. They are easy on your pocket and can save significant money in the long run.
- Menstrual cups are also much more convenient to use and much more comfortable to wear.
What Size Of Menstrual Cup Is The Right Fit For You?
Recognizing your period cup size can be a pickle at the start. There can be various factors that can come into consideration. Your age, the size of your pelvis, whether you’ve given birth or not and how you’ve given birth. The sizing charts can help you with that and give you a bit of an idea about how to choose your size.
- Extra-small: This size is recommended for teens & you can use this menstrual cup for beginners.
- Small/Medium: This size is recommended for women who haven’t given birth yet or have given birth through C-section.
- Large: This size is recommended for women who have given birth vaginally.
How To Use Menstrual Cup For Beginners?
If you're a beginner and don’t know how to use a menstrual cup, fret not! We’re here to help. They are made from medical-grade silicone and are safe to wear.
- If you’re wearing a new cup, make sure to sterilize it first. You can sterilize it using boiling water, or Pee Safe Menstrual Cup Steam Sterilizer.
- We can not stress this enough. RELAX!
- Insert the cup into the vagina while squeezing the sides of the cup together to form any of the commonly used folds - the C fold, Punch Down, or 7.
- After inserting, you just have to give it a slight twist which is when it forms a seal and collects the menstrual fluid.
- Once the cup is full, it can be removed by pinching the bottom of the cup and gently pulling it out. It’s very important to break the suction of the cup by pinching it before removing it from the vagina.
- Empty it and clean it with Pee Safe Natural Menstrual Cup Foam Wash after use, and reinsert it as needed.
- Once you’re done with your period, sterilize it again.
Menstrual cups can be left in for up to 12 hours at a time, depending on the amount of flow.
They are therefore a fantastic choice for active, busy women. Also, it’s crucial to use the proper cup size, as this will significantly impact your comfort. Sterilize your cup after every use to ensure that it is free of bacteria.
Pee Safe Menstrual Cups are a Menstruators’ Favourite!
One of the trusted menstrual cup brands is Pee Safe.
- Pee Safe Period Cups are small, flexible, and super comfortable. They can be used for up to 5 years, making them an economical and sustainable product.
- The cup is made of Medical Grade Silicone. These Reusable Menstrual Cups are available in 3 sizes - Extra Small, Small-Medium, and Large.
- These cups can hold up to 26 ml of blood and no, they don’t leak and instead provide protection for up to 12 hours. On average, we bleed just about 20 ml a day but remember the thumb rule with any period products; keep a check every 4-5 hours.
- The best part? It is made in India!
Once trying out menstrual cups, people usually never go back to wearing pads as cups give them the freedom to run, swim, and be themselves even on their periods. Join millions of menstruators in experiencing the easy way of managing their periods, try a Pee Safe Period Cup today!