5 Facts about The Menstrual Cup
If you’ve given up plastic straws but still use tampons, hello, have you met the menstrual cup? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a small, rubbery cup you insert into your vagina during your period. It nestles up against your cervix and collects all the blood and uterine lining, and because it doesn’t soak up the blood, it doesn’t have to be thrown out with each use and can be worn for much longer than most tampons. So it checks two boxes -environmentally friendly and largely hassle-free. They are also completely safe and don’t leak. Tick… Tick….
70% of women who have tried them say they would like to continue using them.
Now that’s a lot. I guess that makes them a lot like contact lenses. The idea of poking your flinger in your eye makes you wince, but once you’ve got your technique sorted, have no fear!
Depending on your flow, you can use a menstrual cup for up to 12 hours straight without leaking, even overnight.
Now I love a white jean, and this means I’m not limited as to when I can wear them!
A menstrual cup can easily hold one full ounce of menstrual flow (30 ml)
On average, a woman’s flow is 30-40ml per cycle
A cup can last up to 10 years!
With an average investment of £18.00, think of the long term saving you could make in sanitary items.
The menstrual cup is not a one size fits all product.
They come in various different sizes for all body types. If you have painful smear tests or just know your cervix is sensitive, you could try something like The Lena Sensitive Cup. The softness means it’s super mouldable and easy to use! If you are experiencing some sensitivity down there, you may also want to check out Dr Mandy’s Vaginal Health Check
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