Menstrual cups are easy to use, but before use, you need to find the right size cup. That depends on factors like your age, your flow type, and the length of your cervix.

Smaller menstrual cups are recommended for women younger than age 30 or those who haven’t delivered a baby vaginally.

Larger sizes are often recommended for women who are over 30 years old, have given birth vaginally, or have a heavier period.

How to use menstrual cups:

  • First, you need to wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Then apply water or water-based lubricant to the rim of the cup and fold the menstrual cup. (The different ways of folding are described in the pamphlet inside). You can wear a menstrual cup for 6 to 12 hours, depending on whether or not you have a heavy flow.
  • When taking your menstrual cup out, you need to wash your hands thoroughly, and then gently use your fingers to reinsert them.

Reusable menstrual cups are durable and can last for 6 months up to 3 years with proper care.

Advantages

  • Affordability, holds more blood than pads or tampons, and it’s better for the environment than pads or tampons.

Disadvantages

  • May be hard to insert or remove, may be tough to find the right fit, and may rarely cause an allergic reaction or vaginal irritation.

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