MENSTRUAL CUP ll How Does a Menstrual Cup Work ll How to Use Menstrual cup

Hi, Today I want to discuss about menstrual cup. I personally use this product and find it useful, so thought of bringing awareness about it for the people who want to know more about it…

What is Menstrual Cup:

It’s a reusable alternative to tampons and pads. It is a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made up of silicon rubber and very soft to use. It sits inside the vagina to collect the period blood that flows out. It’s a one-time investment in life because the tampons and pads cost you the way more.

Available Sizes:

They are available in three sizes Small, Medium and Large. Small is for teenage girls, Medium menstrual cups are usually recommended for women younger than 30 years old who haven’t delivered vaginally. Larger sizes are often recommended for women who are over 30 years old, have given birth vaginally or C-section, or have a heavier period

Keep reading to learn more about how to insert and remove a menstrual cup, how to clean it and more.

How to Insert the Cup:

With clean hands, tightly fold the menstrual cup into shape like “C”, holding it in one hand with the rim facing up as I shown in the images,

menstrual cup
menstrual cup

insert the cup, rim up, into your vagina in a slanting way not straight ( like you would a tampon without an applicator). Make sure after inserting the fold should become unfold and sits perfectly few inches below your cervix. You can unfold it by slightly rotating or moving up and down2-3 times and you hear a sound “pop”.

When and How to Take it Out:

Again with clean hands, Place your index finger and thumb into your vagina gently until you can reach the base, pinch the base to release the suction and pull down to remove the cup. Once it’s out, empty the cup into the sink or toilet.

Are They Convenient:( menstrual cup )

Cups can hold more blood than other methods, leading many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. And depending on your flow, you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours. Although there’s no particular time to change it, if you realize you need to empty the cup, you just do it. Reusable menstrual cups are durable and can last for 6 months to 10 years with proper care. Because menstrual cups collect, rather than absorb, blood, you’re not at risk of getting toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare bacterial infection associated with tampon use.

Points to Remember: ( menstrual cup )

  • Many people ask after inserting the cup, it will dislocate and go inside the body along with blood flow, but this is not true because it sits a few inches below the cervix to collect the flow.
  • Should I remove while peeing? No, it’s not necessary the openings for peeing and period blood flow is different.
  • Reusable menstrual cups should be washed and wiped clean before being reinserted into your vagina. Your cup should be emptied at least twice a day. Sterlize after every period and make it ready for next use.
  • You shouldn’t feel your menstrual cup if you’ve inserted the cup correctly. You should also be able to move, jump, sit, stand, and do other everyday activities without your cup falling out. If you’re having trouble putting in your cup, speak with your doctor.
  • For detailed information  watch the video below:

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