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Menstrual Cups

Affiliation I purchased this menstrual cup after reading the generous reviews. Being a public health professional and fairly eco-friendly consumer, I totally appreciate what Menstrual cups promise to deliver. Pads are uncomfortable and tampons are unhealthy, so what is a women to do? I finally took the plunge and decided to give a menstrual cup a go.

I read a lot of reviews for many different brands, and Luna Cups seemed like the BEST one to try. It was really important to me to find a period cup that wasn't made in China, so that helped me make my final decision.
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There is definitely a learning curve to using period cups vs. other traditional methods but it is definitely worth the try. Women who want to try using a period cup generally need to be comfortable with their bodies and their bodily fluids, since they will be encountering them intimately. There are many benefits to menstrual cups apart from cost. The average menstrual cup holds from around 12 to 35 ml of fluid, which is generally enough to last a full 10 hours. Depending on where a female is in her cycle, it might need to be removed and emptied more often. Since they are placed within the vagina like a tampon, they can be more comfortable than a menstrual pad. Menstrual cups also have no known connection to Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Using Menstrual Cups:

When you insert a menstrual cup during your periiod it is very important to wash your hands as well as the cup. Although some menstrual cup companies sell their own washes for the cup, they can also be washed with regular soap. Just remember to rinse the soap off completely to reduce chances of yeast infections. The way to insert the cup into the vagina is to fold it. There are various ways to do this, one of which is the “C-fold,” shown below. Before inserting the cup relax your pelvic floor muscles completely. Tensing them up can make insertion difficult. Many females have found that their pelvic floor muscles are the most relaxed after urinating, and choose to remove their menstrual cup then. When you insert the cup into your vagina, twist it in a circle to make sure that it has completely opened.

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