First, let's define what a menstrual cup is and how it works. A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene device that is inserted into the vagina during menstruation. Its purpose is to collect menstrual fluid (blood from uterine lining) and prevent its leaking onto clothes. Menstrual cups are usually made of flexible medical grade silicone, latex or thermo plastic isomer.
-Wow. Is it safe? Pros and Cons. How do I know if I am using it right?
So, the general medical consensus has been that the menstrual cups are safe to use. Be sure to use the cup as directed; side effects are minimal. The number one reason for using a menstrual cup is because they do not have to be changed as often as other products, it is reusable, and some report that they no longer experience infections due to changes in pH levels.
To use the menstrual cup properly, run a finger gently around the rim of the cup. When it is in your vagina to make sure there are not any gaps and it is not twisted. If it suctioned properly, you should be able to feel smooth, clear margins all the way around. The menstrual cup does not interfere with urination or bowel movements most times.
Let's discuss some disadvantages of the menstrual cup. Some disadvantages to using the menstrual cup include: irritation, finding the right fit, removal can get messy/embarrassment, if in public, you'll need to wash out the cup in a public sink, and lastly it could interfere with a birth control IUD.
Be clear, the vagina will not stretch due to using the cup, you can use the cup even if you have never had sex before.
Please ask us questions down below. Note: You should always consult your local medical clinic and/or primary care physician when seeking medical or overall health advice.
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Now The Flex Disc would like to enter the discussion. A lot of the same information for the "disc" and the "cup" is interchangeable; COOL, cause who wants to read the same thing twice; NOT ME! Below is an informative video on how the Flex Disc works. WATCH THE VIDEO, no for real, watch the video it's detail is perfect and I bet you once you are done you will feel ready to do what needs to be done. You can do this!
As informative as this information is, it can be new and intimidating. These alternatives do however provide longer coverage and the benefits are far more rewarding. Don't worry, I am here for my "PAD" only ladies too; but with new advancements that help reduce so many of the painful feelings we go through, this is worth a try don't you think? We gone see what it do, cause who is over being ashamed of the pad and tampon wrappers is ME! Talk to me down below and lets discuss how we may be feeling about this change; let's take a chance