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How does My Menstrual Cup stay up there?
Menstrual cups create a gentle seal with your vaginal walls. This suction ensures the cup catches your menstrual blood without leaking, and keeps your cup in in place. It’s normal if it moves around a little bit, but it’s unlikely to fall out.
What size cup should I use?
The general rule is the smaller size is for those who haven’t given birth or are under 30 and the larger size is for anyone whose given birth or over 30. That being said there are other factors to fitting a menstrual cup like cervix height and average flow. If you have a low cervix, you’ll likely need a smaller cup. To measure your cervix, check out this video from Put a Cup in It.
What to do in a public toilet?
It’s the question that weighs on everyone’s mind. But don’t worry, it’s easy. You can simply empty your cup into the toilet, give the outside a wipe with toilet paper, and re-insert. Or you carry a bottle of water with you. But, be sure to give it a good clean when you get home.
Where do I buy one?
You can buy menstrual cups both online and in stores, but if you’ve never seen a menstrual cup, it may be good to take a look at one in person before you purchase. This will give you a better sense of the size, shape, and feel which may help you choose which cup to buy. Menstrual cups are available at major retailers right next to the tampons and pads.
What kinds of soap are safe to use for cleaning my menstrual Cup?
Make sure to use fragrance-free, mild soap to wash it. Some brands have their own kinds of soap. Take a look at their website for more information. Alternatively, you can go soap free and boil your menstrual cup for 1-3 minutes. Just make sure to not let it touch the bottom while boiling.
Can you Pee while wearing a menstrual cup?
You should have no issues peeing with a menstrual cup in as they are inserted into the vagina. The vagina and urethra are separate holes, so once inserted, your cup shouldn’t block or collect your urine.
Can you sleep with it in?
Yes. Menstrual cups can be left in for up to 12 hours. They create a gentle seal which means, when placed correctly, they won’t leak no matter your position. And, most cups can have enough capacity to let you sleep through the night without leaking. If you have a heavy flow, you may want to wear a pad just in case.