Menstrual Size Guide
- Extra Small – Ideal for teens – 18 years of age or younger or women with petite physique.
- Small – Ideal for Women under the age of 25 years or who haven’t given birth.
- Large – Ideal for Women over the age of 25 years or who have given birth.
A menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup made of silicone, latex, or rubber that is used as an alternative to traditional tampons or pads. It is designed to be inserted into the vagina, where it collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it like tampons. Menstrual cups are reusable and can last for years with proper care, making them a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly option compared to disposable tampons. They are also considered more comfortable and convenient, as they can be worn for up to 12 hours before needing to be emptied.
Benefits of Menstrual Cups:
- Cost-effective: Menstrual cups are reusable and can last for up to ten years with proper care. This means that you can save a significant amount of money in the long run compared to disposable pads and tampons.
- Environmental friendly: Menstrual cups are a sustainable alternative to disposable pads and tampons, which generate a significant amount of waste. Using a menstrual cup can reduce your environmental footprint by decreasing the amount of waste you produce.
- Convenient: Unlike pads and tampons, which require frequent changes, menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 hours before needing to be emptied. This makes them an ideal choice for women who have busy schedules and cannot afford to take frequent bathroom breaks.
- Comfortable: Menstrual cups are made of soft, flexible materials that conform to your body. Once inserted properly, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort or pressure. Unlike tampons, menstrual cups do not cause dryness or irritation, making them a comfortable option for women with sensitive skin.
How to Use Menstrual Cups:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the menstrual cup.
- Fold the cup and insert it into the vagina.
- The cup should sit low in the vagina, just above the pelvic bone.
- To remove the cup, gently pull on the stem until you can reach the base of the cup.
- Pinch the base of the cup to break the suction and remove it.
- Empty the contents into the toilet or sink, rinse the cup with water, and reinsert.