You have tried tampons and pads, and maybe you’ve heard about menstrual cups but always asked yourself, just how do they work? Using a menstrual cup is very similar to using tampons, and cups are already widely used by people all over the world.
It’s a flexible cup designed for use inside the vagina during your period to collect menstrual blood. The cup actually collects the menstrual flow rather than absorbing it like tampons or pads do.
You can use a cup all the way through your cycle, but you might need to change it more often on heavy flow days.
Our cups are designed for long-term use – 10 years – providing a significant cost savings over tampons and pads. Since you can reuse them, there’s less waste to clog up our landfills and fewer trees sacrificed to make the paper-based alternatives.
Even if you replace your cup once a year, you’ll still make 11 fewer trips to the pharmacy than you would if you used the disposable paper-based methods.
You need to change tampons every four to eight hours, depending on flow. You can go up to 12 hours with a menstrual cup before emptying.
Anyone who has used tampons, especially the kind without applicators, should have little trouble learning how to insert a menstrual cup. Simply fold it so it looks like a tampon, aim it toward the back of the vagina and give a little push. It should actually draw itself up. When inserted properly, you shouldn’t feel its presence at all.
Making the change to another menstrual product is easier than you may think. Using a menstrual cup is very similar to using tampons, just with improved health benefits – no irritation, no chemicals and no drying out.
Menstrual cups are the modern alternative to tampons and pads. They are environmentally friendly and super healthy. Finding the right menstrual cup doesn’t have to be tricky. Our menstrual cups comes in two different sizes, small and large.