Menstrual Cup is the most economical menstrual product so far. The cup is made of 100% Medical Grade Silicone and approved by the FDA.
Over the course of their lives, menstruating women use nearly 12,000 pads or tampons. In landfills, these take hundreds of years to decompose. Menstrual cups are a sustainable, healthy, and convenient alternative to sanitary pads and tampons. They are leak-proof, require a change after 12 hours, and are free of chemicals, perfumes, and toxins.
A cup can last for up to ten years if properly maintained. Unfortunately, there are several myths and stigmas surrounding the use of menstrual cups. Here's the truth about the most common cup myths:
What size to buy?
1. Large – 26ml – 18 above & have given birth vaginally
2. Small – 21ml – above 18 years & given birth by C section
3. Extra Small – 16ml – Under 18 years
How to Use Menstrual Cups ?
1. Wash your hand with soap and water
2. Fold the cup so it easier to insert
3. Insert it inside to your vagina
Ways to fold Menstrual Cup
3. SEVEN FOLD
How to insert and remove menstrual cup.
Feature of Menstrual Cups
1. Affordable: A cost-effective alternative to your monthly period can be found in almost every pharmacy and online store, and it comes with the highest quality assurance for a premium experience.
2. Better capacity to hold the blood: A cup guarantees that your blood will be held at a specific level and that you will be free throughout your experience. This is unquestionably a product worth trying.
3. Eco-friendly: The menstrual cup is made of a cost-effective material and medical-grade silicone that outlasts any other menstrual care product. This ensures that your contribution to environment protection is MAXIMUM and that you have a better option for covering your period.
4. Safer alternative: What most people don't realise is that, unlike most menstrual care products, Menstrual Cups hold the blood instead of absorbing it. This eliminates the risk of you contracting UTI or other dangerous infections.
Five Menstrual Cup Myths and the Truth Behind Them
1. Menstrual cups are unhygienic:
A high-quality cup is made of medical-grade silicone, which means it was manufactured safely and can be inserted into the body without causing any side effects. You must wash your hands before inserting or removing it to reduce the risk of infection. After each use, the cup must be emptied and cleaned with warm water. At the end of your period, it has to be sterilized by boiling it in hot water for up to 5 minutes, and you’re all set to use it for your next cycle.
2. Virgins cannot use menstrual cups:
A menstrual cup is flexible and can be folded up to be fit over the cervix; this can be done without damaging your hymen. They are available in different sizes as per your need. Secondarily, nearly 60% of women tear their hymens in activities that are unrelated to intercourse, and as such, an intact hymen is not an indicator of sexual experience.
3. Menstrual cups are Unsafe:
Menstrual cups have repeatedly been proved safer than tampons due to the lowered risk of toxic shock syndrome. To date, only 2 cases of toxic shock syndrome have been recorded in the case of cups. Sanitary pads contain perfumes and unhealthy absorbent materials, which result in allergic reactions and cancer in some cases. Cups are free of any such materials and are entirely safe to use.
4. Wearing menstrual cups will cause leakages:
Most menstrual cups can hold 10-12 hours of menstrual flow and are leak-proof. However, incorrect insertion or failure to empty the cup will result in leakage. If you plan to wear the cup for an extended time, using a sanitary pad can prevent leakages.
5. Menstrual cups are uncomfortable:
Like tampons, the menstrual cup is comfortable enough to forget about after putting it on if correctly inserted. For first time users, it takes some practice to put it on properly; having a correctly sized cup can significantly reduce this initial discomfort. With practice, it will become habitual to work, sleep, and swim with the menstrual cup.
Now that we’ve debunked the significant myths surrounding cups go ahead and be a worry-free cup user and enjoy your eco-friendly period product.
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The blog is written by Divyansh Mehta.