You may still be wondering, what are menstrual cups? We know it’s hard to keep up with all the feminine hygiene products on the market today, especially if it’s your first time using it. Don’t worry, asking yourself these questions is part of the normal learning curve. Plus, we’ll tell you what the menstrual cup is and answer some frequently asked questions about why so many people choose it today.
The menstrual cup or vaginal cup is an intimate hygiene product with a concave shape, made of medical grade silicone that is inserted into the vaginal canal and collects menstrual blood and menstrual fluid. Its shape and material allow it to adapt to the vaginal walls, allowing movement and different types of flow without losing its shape or discomfort. This also means that many women with heavy flow can also use it without discomfort.
One of the most well-known benefits of this feminine hygiene product is the design and material. The silicone allows a better adaptation to the vaginal canal allowing you to feel more comfortable and have the peace of mind to do your usual activities without inconvenience. Hand in hand with this, being medical grade, silicone helps prevent the proliferation of bacteria and, therefore, infections. Likewise, its ability to adapt to the vaginal walls helps strengthen them.
Another benefit is the reduction of waste and monthly expenses. A woman uses about 450 tampons and pads a year, between 6000 and 8000 in her lifetime. When using the menstrual cup, this sum changes drastically, since its useful life is on average 6 years. This means an immense benefit for the environment and for your economy, since you will recover the investment in less than 6 months. In addition, you will be able to continue using it after pregnancy and vaginal delivery, so you won’t have to spend extra on new menstrual products after the arrival of your baby. We hope we have solved all your doubts about the menstrual cup and that you feel more and more confident about using it.