Every month again - our menstruation
Menstrual cups, yes please! You probably saw this new (most of the time pink or purple colored) thing when you were scrolling down your Facebook feed and have raised an eyebrow wondering what the hell it is. You are supposed to put this silicone funnel looking thing in your vagina? Whaaat?! Yes exactly - this is what it is for. Read our blogpost to get to know the menstrual cup. Or have you already have been #cupverted? & Yes, haha there’s a word for it.
A menstrual cup is a type of reusable feminine hygiene product. It’s a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of rubber or silicone that you insert into your vagina to catch and collect period fluid. Cups can hold more blood than other methods, leading many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. Depending on your flow, you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours. Menstruation cups are small cups made of medical grade silicone. They are inserted into the vagina like tampons and can hold up to 30 ml of blood, depending on the model. This gives them the advantage of being able to stay in the body much longer than tampons. Then you just simply empty the blood into the toilet or wipe it with a piece of toilet paper.
After your menstruation week, you have to sterilize the cup with a special liquid or just boil it in hot water.
The biggest plus: They last for several years & they produce far less waste than disposable products. Just imagine the trash you produced in the last few years with tampons & other menstruation products..
And also, it's better for your purse. It's not just the trash - have you ever counted on what tampons and bandages cost you in a year?
The menstrual cap is a one-time purchase and costs between $ 12,- and $ 40,-.
We're in contact with some amazing women and we go some Question we thought would be interesting for all of you.
- Sarah, 26 Los Angeles, USA
How often do I have to empty my menstrual cup?
I guess you have to find that out for yourself - cause every body is different. Menstrual cups can be worn for about 6 to 12 hours without having to empty them. So usually a full day! Depending on your menstrual flow, your activity and your personal circumstances.
- Carla, 23 Philadelphia, USA
Can I use a menstrual cup overnight?
YES - AND YOU CAN SLEEP NAKED!! You can rely on your menstrual cup and easily wear it a full night. Most cups have a large capacity, so you don't have to get up in the middle of the night and empty the cup every few hours. However, if you suffer from a really heavy menstrual flow, and you have to change your tampons every 45 minutes, then you should wear some extra reusable sanitary napkins.
-Oliveira, 22 Porto, Portugal
Can I use a menstrual cup when I am very active in sports?(Especially Swimming)
Women who live active lives love the freedom that a menstrual cup provides in sports and other activities. It can be worn safely throughout a variety of sports and offers the best possible protection that can be expected from an alternative to feminine hygiene. Menstrual cups can be worn without problems while bathing, showering and swimming. They offer you discretion and protection in all activities, even under water.
-Sheila, 12 Boston, USA
I just got my period, can I wear a menstrual cup?
Yes, young women and teens who have just gotten their period can use menstrual cups. They are a great, eco-friendly alternative to tampons and give young women self-assurance and the discretion they desire during menstruation. Teeanger, who have a slight menstrual flow, should first choose small sizes for best comfort.
If you have more Questions, please don't hesitate and ask what you want to know!!