Planning to ditch disposable pads and tampons for menstrual cups? Chances are that you’ve already done your research on the benefits of making the sustainable switch. From reducing environmental waste to saving big bucks, you must have read about everything that these reusable babies have to offer. But you might have also stumbled upon a few cup-related complications and misinformation. Well, if concerns about insertion, leakage, and cleaning the cup are stopping you from taking the plunge, we’re here for you.
Firstly, we want to assure you that all your apprehensions are just initial roadblocks. Plus, now that you’ve landed on this article, you might not even have to face these problems in the first place. To help you make a flawless switch, we have made a list of pointers to keep in mind while trying the menstrual cup for the first time. Keep these four fool-proof tips in mind and you wouldn’t have to face any of the initial cup troubles:
Many menstrual cups are made with latex and other toxic materials. They can disturb the vagina’s natural acidic flora, lead to infections, irritation, and rashes. So it’s important to start on the right note with a safe product. Sirona’s Menstrual Cups are a good choice for beginners. They are made with 100% medical-grade silicone. Additionally, they are FDA-approved, BPA and toxin-free. These cups can be easily folded and inserted into the vagina, all thanks to their flexible material.
Inserting a menstrual cup in the vagina can be quite daunting, more so if you’ve never even used a tampon in your life. But you can make it easier by using a lubricant. We suggest you apply Sirona’s Moisturising Lube Tube on your vaginal opening before sliding the cup in. Packed with the goodness of riberry and Tasmanian pepper fruit, this water-based lube can help make the insertion seamless.
Find Your True Cup Match
Menstrual cups create a suction grip with your pelvic floor muscles to sit comfortably inside the vaginal canal and collect menstrual blood. Using the right cup size can ensure that it fits in properly to avoid leakage and discomfort. You can get it right by considering factors like vaginal childbirth, period flow intensity, and cervix height while making your pick. Yes, getting hold of the perfect-sized menstrual cup is indeed like finding a foundation that matches your skin tone. However, there are ways of getting it right in the first go. How so, you ask? Just click here and take this quiz for a precise estimation of your menstrual cup size.
Keep It Clean
While menstrual cups can provide leak-proof protection for up to eight hours, it is important to clean the cup twice a day during your menstrual cycle. While you’re on the go, you can empty it in a drain, rinse it thoroughly with water and put it back on. But once a day, you should clean it with a gentle cleanser like the Menstrual Cup Wash by Sirona. Made with natural ingredients like aloe leaf, lemon peel, and grapefruit, it has a mild but effective cleansing action.
Once Aunt Flo leaves you alone for good, you can wash your cup with the wash and then dip it in hot, boiled water for five minutes. After patting it dry, you can store it in a clean cotton pouch for the next cycle. If this sounds too much, you can invest in Sirona’s Menstrual Cup Sterilizer to do the job. It’s safer and claims to kill 99.9% of germs in just three minutes!
Keep Sirona’s products handy and our pointers in mind to make your life easier during the initial days of transitioning to the menstrual cup. You won’t be looking back once you get a hang of the cup usage, we promise.
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