April 29, 2019 • Lucy Muiruri
A better tampon alternative!
Will you become a cup convert? Perhaps that’s one of the most lingering questions that you might have at the moment. But lovelies when you think of a single product that can make you feel super sparkly and eco-friendly to the environment then you’ve just made a smart purchase!
Comfier than your body con dress
Menstrual Cups made from 100% medical silicone and can be used by all women. Holds up to 3x the fluid of an average pad or tampon. It can be a bit of practice to insert and remove your cup but once you get the hang of it, becomes cakewalk.
No Leakage, No worries
Menstrual cups are designed to prevent leakage so that you can live life to the max. You can go to dancing festivals, the best nature trips and do your morning dances in the house without getting worried.
Majority of Menstrual cups are reusable and looks like tulips. A heavy flow or long vagina requires a size large cup; a short vagina likely needs a small.
For light period you can keep your cup up to 12 hours but for heavy periods you might need to clean the cup a few times in a day. What you need to do is ensure that you clean your menstrual cups regularly.
First Timer,Patience Pays – you will be over it Fast
Many first-timers might experience leakage the first few times while using the cup but don’t fret! Just like with any new protection method, it’s useful to have some back up panty liners on hand just in case. As you get to know your body and how to use your cup, you’ll be a pro in no time. Know that it may take several times before you are successful.
Using Menstrual Cup is very similar to using tampons
Always start by washing your hands. Try different folds that accentuate the insertion point but most people use the typical C- fold.
As with tampons, gently insert the folded cup into your vagina, tilting it back to the base of your spine. The cup should sit as low as it can comfortably sit inside your vagina, normally lower than a tampon but with the stem fully inside. We’ve also included step-by-step instructional video on the link below:
Protect our Ecosystem
Ladies it’s time to make the switch from disposables to reusable period products. Tampons and pads make up a frightening amount of waste in our landfills (the average person uses roughly 17,000 disposable period products in their lifetime) which rots and releases methane gas into the atmosphere contributing to global warming.
Good news is that you can burn the Menstrual Cups after several years of using it as its 100% compostable so yaaay you protect the environs.
How do I deep clean it once my period is over? Where should I store it?
Most cups come with storage cases: Before you pack yours away, though, you need to clean it. Slip your cup inside a whisk and submerge it in a pot of boiling water (the whisk prevents the cup from sticking to the pot) for as many minutes as the packaging instructs.
Can’t touch plants or even bake a cake, there are a lot of myths all over the world that makes it harder for women to talk about their menstruation periods which leads to silence, shame and misconceptions.
Periods aren’t always the greatest experience, and for a lot of people they can be traumatic and painful, but as a biological function, menstruation is pretty magic and it’s important to drive awareness and proper education around the world.
The first cup is a bit of a trial-and-error process where you’re trying to find what fits and feels the best, and not to give up if the first cup doesn’t fit well or leaks. So beauties the choice is yours to become a cup convert or not.
Author: Lucy Muiruri
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