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Important Information to Know When Switching to Menstrual Cups

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Every woman can tell other people in unison how much period brings discomfort to her body. This is the reason why most women look for alternatives or ways that would help them alleviate the discomfort during red days. 

Not to mention, women also need to put up with the cost and irritation of sanitary pads or tampons. With this said, won’t you really go far and wide for a solution to help you out of this dilemma? Surely, you will look for one. 

Menstrual cups have been bought off the shelves and have been hitting off charts, making it at the top of women’s menstrual hygiene products. The reason for the change in the market is due to the changing preferences of women and how menstrual cups like the Daisy Cup is able to cater to their needs whenever red days come. 

With this said, if you are one of the girls wanting to switch to the menstrual cup but is still at a loss on what it is and the basics, then you’re at the right place. 

Read on to know about all the essential information that you should know if you choose to switch to a menstrual cup. 

Basic Information About Menstrual Cups 

Menstrual cups are not new. In fact, it has been around since the 1930s. However, it is just in this era that it gained fame due to the changes in women’s preferences over menstrual hygiene products.  

Menstrual cups are hygiene products that are small, flexible, funnel-shaped reusable cups that can last up to 10 years max. Its material is commonly made from rubber or medical-grade silicon, which is folded during insertion to be able to catch and collect your menstruation blood flow. 

Technically speaking, menstrual cups can hold more blood than any other menstrual hygiene products like sanitary pads and tampons. The said cups can hold up to 1 ounce (30ml), unlike tampons that can only hold 5ml of blood. 

Basics of Using a Menstrual Cup 

Here is a thing that you should remember before buying a menstrual cup, always measure your cervix first. Measuring your cervix will help you significantly in having a comfortable menstrual cup experience. 

Now, let’s proceed on how to use a menstrual cup. The things discussed below will give you information and help you out on how to use the said cup. 

Before Putting in the Cup. If you are using the cup for the first time, then make sure that you have cleaned it well. If you are new to inserting an object inside your vagina, then you can help yourself through “greasing” your cup with an applicator. Lubricate your cup’s rim with a water-based lubricant or with water to make the insertion more comfortable. 

Putting in the Cup. When placing the cup, you should make sure that your hands are clean, since we wouldn’t want to put ourselves in danger through germs or bacteria. Then, if you want to have a more comfortable insertion, apply water or a water-based lubricant at the cup’s rim. 

Next is folding the cup to be able to insert it into your vagina. With this, you need to know the cup’s fold methods such as C-Fold, Punchdown Fold, Triangle Fold, and the Origami Fold. the said folds vary from person to person. Thus, you need to have a trial-and-error to know what works best for you. 

After folding, insert the cup and rim up into the vagina (same as when you use the tampon) then release it when you reached your cervix. When you think that it has reached all the way a few inches up to your uterus, then that’s the time you release the cup.  

After releasing, rotate the cup to create an airtight seal. Then, you should hear a “pop” sound to know that it has rested against your vaginal walls. 

How to Know If You Did It Right 

The only thing that you would be able to know if you did your insertion of the menstrual cup right is that you are not feeling anything. No discomfort or some funny feeling, you should not be able to feel anything as if there’s a thing inside your vagina. 

With this, you should be able to do activities at ease and comfortable, such as moving, jumping, standing, and any other movements. Lastly, it should not also feel like it would fall out at any moment.  

Takeaway 

If you are having doubts about whether the menstrual cup is the right menstrual hygiene product for you, then you might want to review the things that you need in a product that would cater to your needs during the visit of Aunt Flow. 

With this said, the guidelines discussed above should have guided you accordingly as to the things that you need to know the do’s and dont’s and other relevant information that you should not miss out. 

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