Menstrual cup – an alternative to pads and tampons. Why is it worth using?

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A menstrual cup is one of the hygienic measures designed for women during menstruation. It is easy to use, environmentally friendly and can be used repeatedly

Menstrual cups were already patented in the 1930s. However, after the spread of disposable products such as sanitary pads and tampons, many women abandoned their use. It was not until 2001, thanks to Sue Hardy, that cups returned to favor. Undoubtedly, their greatest advantages are ecology and economy. Thanks to repeated use of the cups you do not pollute the environment, as in the case of tampons or sanitary towels. You can also use one cup for even 15 years – of course, if you take proper care of this product

How to choose the size of a menstrual cup?

Menstrual cups have various sizes. Most often they are specified within the framework of S-L. These products differ from each other in length, diameter and capacity. According to manufacturers, size S is recommended for girls who have not yet given birth, and their bleeding is not heavy. Size M is recommended for women who have given birth or girls who have heavy periods. Size L, on the other hand, is directed to ladies who have given birth and their bleeding is heavy.

How to use a menstrual cup?

Before inserting a menstrual cup for the first time boil it in hot water (about 5 minutes). This action should be repeated before each use during the monthly menstrual cycle. During your period, simply clean the cup with wet wipes or wash it under running water

How to put on a menstrual cup?

Fold the cup gently and slide it into your vagina with the bent part upwards. You may do this while sitting or squatting. You will need to learn how to use a menstrual cup correctly. Do not give up if you do not get it right the first time. If you have problems, you can moisten the cup with water or use a vaginal gel

How do I remove a menstrual cup?

Wash your hands thoroughly before removing the menstrual cup. Then relax your vaginal and abdominal muscles and remove the container – you can gently squeeze it. Remember that the first time you try it may be difficult.

Facelle menstrual cup/Rossmann drugstore, 39 PLN

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