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Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying Yourself a Menstrual Cup

by Mbaire

You have probably heard the fuss behind owning a menstrual cup. Well, there are so many reasons why you should bag yourself one.

For many ladies ditching tampons and sanitary napkins then later switching to a menstrual cup has been the most satisfying thing for their feminine health.

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It may not be easy to make the switch because you have been accustomed to something for the longest time, but trust us, the feeling is incomparable as menstrual cups are not only good for you but also the environment. 

Here are some things to keep in mind before purchasing a menstrual cup;

Find the Right size

Menstrual cups normally come mainly in 2 sizes ; small and large. Small cups are perfect for those who are under the age of 30 and haven’t given birth yet. However, if you are over 30 years and have given birth once or even twice, opt for the larger size. 

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Is it comfortable? 

If you have inserted your cup properly, you will feel nothing. You can even go for a swim or a run and not worry about anything! However, it will take you some time to adjust to it. But if at any point you feel discomfort or pain while wearing/using one, we suggest you consult your gynaecologist.

How to use it 

Once you have figured out the size, the next step is about using it right. The best way is to squat and wear it. You can also put one leg up on the toilet seat or sit on the toilet with your legs apart to wear one, but practice when you are not on your period. Meanwhile, you can always wear a pad if you are worried about blood spilling out.

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Before you insert the cup, fold or squeeze it so that it is easier to wear. Make sure you empty the cup every 6 hours and sterilise it in boiling water to clean it. You can check out the video to know more:

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