Do you have questions regarding the menstrual cup in general?
Do you want to know in detail how to use the cup?
We have listed a series of frequently asked questions.
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About once a month, females who have gone through puberty will experience menstrual bleeding at the beginning of every cycle. This is a normal process, a sign of good health, and it happens to every woman at the age of approximately 12 to 50 years. In each menstrual cycle, the ovary develops and releases an egg. The womb prepares itself for a possible pregnancy, to implant a potentially fertilized egg cell. The egg travels down the fallopian tubes. If sperm does not fertilize the egg cell during sexual activity, pregnancy will not occur. The thickened lining of the womb is shed, accompanied by bleeding because the developed blood vessels are destroyed during this process. Menstruation usually lasts for 2-7 days, depending on the menstruation flow. For most women, it happens in a pretty regular, predictable pattern. The length of time from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period normally ranges from 21-35 days. The total blood loss over the course of the period is around 30ml to 60ml but secretions of other fluids can make it seem more.
It is a flexible and reusable cup that collects the blood in your body. It has the capacity of 3-4 tampons and even more pads. The cup comes in different sizes and is an innovative and sustainable alternative to ordinary period products.
It is made from tested medical silicone that is proven to be safe in your body. It contains no chemicals, BPA or toxins whatsoever.
If you have a light or regular flow and haven’t given birth yet, then usually the smaller size will be best for you. If you have heavier flows or are a mother, consider buying the larger version. Some companies offer in-between sizes, but the cups are very adaptable and generally fit very well.
It will last up to ten years with good care. Be sure to boil it monthly to keep it hygienic.
When opening it inside your vagina the cup creates a vaccum. No blood will leak through, when inserted correctly. Check if the position is right by feeling the stem of the cup wuth your finger. It should be round and have no folds.
When you are comfortable with your body and period, the cup will be perfect for you. If you decide to try it, you should practice at the beginning. Trying out a menstrual cup for the first time may lead to discomfort. If it feels uncomfortable, do not force it. Take a break, relax and simply try again later. The entrance to the vagina is tenser than the rest of the vagina, so gradually adjusting your body to the menstrual cup will make it easier to insert.
It is not possible for the blood to flow back into the uterus, not even with a headstand. The blood flows through the tiny hole in the cervix into the vagina and into the cup. The muscles of the uterus also actively push the menstrual blood out of the uterus.
You should empty it every twelve hours. This way, you can simply empty it once in the evening and once in the morning after your sleep.
During you period, rinse the cup with warm water before inserting it again. Alternatively, you can also wipe it out. Once a month you should place the cup into a pot with hot water and boil it for 3-5 minutes.
Yes, you can! Hussle free and worry less. Nothing will leak trough.
This is not possible. You should remove the cup before sex.
The cup cannot get lost in your vagina or body but could move upwards. If you have problems reaching the cup, relax and breathe. Try squatting down and press the abdominal muscles to push the cup until you can reach the stem. It is important to relax. Tense muscles make a removal more difficult. Now press the cup with your fingers and release the vacuum to gently loosen it.
Yes you also use a menstrual cup when you are a virgin. Perhaps you believe, like many others, that the hymen is something like a seal that breaks when you have sexual intercourse for the first time. If that was the case, girls wouldn’t be able to menstruate before they lose their virginity because there wouldn’t be an opening for the menstrual flow. The hymen is a thin piece of tissue that fully or partially covers the vagina. Every woman’s hymen looks different– some girls are born without one completely. The hymen is gradually worn away with time by doing sports, riding a bike, etc. You should be aware that the hymen can be also damaged when a menstrual cup is inserted. In some cultures, a lot of value is put on the state of the hymen, and it’s directly connected to someone’s virginity. However, this is a widespread misunderstanding. It is not a truthful way to prove virginity. By medical standards, being a virgin is not defined by the state of your hymen. You remain a virgin until you have had sexual intercourse.
The propability for a shock is much higher when wearing a tampon made of fibre that absorbs not only the blood but also other important fluids. However, TSS can’t be completely eliminated. But the risk is extremely low and you can reduce it even more by keeping your hands clean when you use the cup and empty it regularly.
Poculum means ‘cup’ in Latin.