Mommy Katie: What's It Like Using A Menstrual Cup

Monday, October 9, 2017

What's It Like Using A Menstrual Cup


The times have changed. Regular tampons and other hygiene products have their strengths, but also their weaknesses. The menstrual cup, on the other hand, is completely different. It was first patented in 1937. Made from silicone and shaped like a bell, they come in a variety of designs and sizes. Read on if you want to find out why.

They have many benefits, one of them being just how cheap and environmentally friendly they actually are. They are designed for long-term use, some even being used for years. This can really help out your budget in the long-term. By using these, you will not create nearly as much garbage as you would if you were to use regular, standard, hygiene products. Also, not nearly as many trees will be destroyed, as they would in order to make paper and fiber for tampons.

Another great factor is that any embarrassing menstrual smells will not come out at the worst possible moment. This is because it doesn’t get as exposed to air as often as tampons are. Not only that, but your vaginal pH balance, and all the beneficial bacteria will stay in place and will not be disturbed and thrown off balance. Menstrual cups, you will find, are quite non-invasive.

Next, they are very easy to use. While they may seem complicated at first, they are as simple as placing a diaphragm. Furthermore, you will not spend nearly as much time going to a pharmacy and spending all that money there. Even going to the store can be avoided when you use a menstrual cup.

Now, as far as getting one is concerned, sizes vary. However, if you had given birth, it’s best to go with a larger cup. The firmness of the cup is really an individual choice and based completely on personal preference. Remember that this is painless and really can even relieve discomfort when compared to regularly changing a tampon on those days of the month. It can also give you particular insight into your cycle. You can find out if you’re clotting, now the color and flow of your blood, so as to serve as an early warning sign in case of any issues that may arise.

Now, as far as cleaning your menstrual cup is concerned, this is very important. Always soak the cup in warm water for a couple of minutes, then use a toothbrush to remove any debris that may have accumulated. A toothpick is a good choice, just be careful not to puncture and damage the cup. Now, you do this during a cycle. After your cycle is finished, you should boil your cup for around 5 to 10 minutes, to get rid of any and all bacteria.


Well, there you go. This should serve as a good and useful guide on how to use your menstrual cup, and what it’s actually like to use it. We hope you have a nice day, and that you will be the best woman that you can be. 


1 comments:

Heather G said...

I have heard about these still would like to know more thanks for the informative post. I am totally against tampons and I think women should really check them out more before using them. Thanks for posting this one about the cup I will look into it.
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