Owning Your Sexual Self

68. My Menstrual Cup Review!

June 03, 2021 Rachel Maine
Owning Your Sexual Self
68. My Menstrual Cup Review!
Show Notes

Helloooo and welcome back to today's episode "My Menstrual Cup Review!" I'm here to tell you all the things about menstrual cups and explain my personal experiences with my menstrual cup!

First, what is a menstrual cup?!

"A menstrual cup is a type of reusable feminine hygiene product. It’s a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of rubber or silicone that you insert into your vagina to catch and collect period fluid." Menstrual cups are a great alternative to tampons! (Holds more blood & can be worn for up to 12 hours)

Second,  to figure out the right menstrual cup size for you, you should consider:

  • your age
  • length of your cervix
  • whether or not you have a heavy flow
  • firmness and flexibility of the cup
  • cup capacity
  • strength of your pelvic floor muscles
  • if you’ve given birth vaginally

(Information retrieved from: https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/menstrual-cup#how-to-use)

Insertion:
 Step 1:
Option 1
: First get a pump of water-based lubricant on your finger and insert it vaginally.
Option 2: Vaginal insertion of lubricant and around the rim of the cup. 
Option 3: Just lube around the rim.
Step 2
: Sightly fold the menstrual cup in half, bring in your index finger so you almost fold it into a U or C shape
Step 3: Insert as you would a tampon (Sits a few inches below your cervix)
Step 4: Rotate a little bit, you'll feel the cup open, you should not feel the cup if you insert it correctly!
*You can sleep with your menstrual cup in! (Unlike, tampons)*
When you take your cup out:
Place index finger and your thumb inside your vagina feel for the stem, get to the base of the cup, pinch into the base to release the seal, pull down the cup. "Pinch, release, pull."
*Wash your cup :) 

Pros of the menstrual cup:
-Safer
-Affordable
-Environmentally friendly
-Holds more blood
-Cant be felt during sex
-Can be worn if you have an IUD

Cons of the menstrual cup:
-Can be messy
-May be hard to insert/remove
-Tough to find the right fit
-Could cause vaginal irritation
-Could cause an allergic reaction

Where I got my cup:
https://www.lunette.com
Accurate cup sizing:
https://www.instagram.com/putacupinit/

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