mentrual cups: typical concerns and questions

more than being ecofriendly and sustainable, the menstrual cup will change your period game – health wise.

my mother used cloth for the longest time. while that’s what we are all switching back to now,she also moved with the times and switched to sanitary napkins and started her daughter on the same. i made the discovery of menstrual cups on my own and researched the hell out of it for a good year before committing… iam hoping i can put aside and and all fears you may have with being a cupvert! Set of different silicone menstrual cups. eco-friendly, washable intimate product. zero waste supplies for personal hygiene. plastic-free concept. realistic  illustration of woman hygiene. Premium Vector

you will lose your virginity…

virginity isnt tied to the hymen. iam not even being a bra burning feminist about this. medically speaking a good percentage of women are born without the hymen. many rupture their during sports and other strenuous activities. this has nothing to do with your virginity. but if you are asking me if your hymen will be ruptured? the answer is yes.

you will damage your cervix/vagina/<insert anything>…

unless you are being absolutely brutal with your cup, it’s typically not possible. pulling a full cup with suction incorrectly will damage your cervix, sure. but it will ache so bad, you wont do it. so listen to your body and learn before you start.

you will lose the cup inside your vagina…

physically, medically, anatomically, scientifically IMPOSSIBLE. what you think is a long tunnel is merely inches. and it’s blocked by a cervix that’s not going to let anything through unless it’s a sperm. so rest assured, nothing is ever getting lost in the vagina.

you will not be able to pee or poop…

both are an absolute breeze with the cup inside you. unless you are super constipated and are putting too much pressure while pooping, the cup wont move. even then the chances are negligible. i have personally peed and pooped without any issues.

you will stink…

absolutely not. as a sanitary napkin user for many years with a heavy flow, i can assure your pads stink. the ads are misleading. once soaked, they do start emanating smells but this has never been a problem with the cup.

you will get toxic shock/allergies…

this is absolutely subjective. it depends on the person. but the ONLY thing i will tell you is that you PLEASE buy a menstrual cup of good quality and from a reputable brand. this is NOT the time to be uncle scrooge. there is a greater chance of getting toxic shock from sanitary pads and tampons than menstrual cups. Menstrual cup with flowers. eco protection Premium Vector

you will leak/stain…

possibility? yes. possibility much much lesser than when using pads/tampons? oh YES! once you get the hang of the cup, leaks = zero.

you will get infection…

extremely rare that you pick up an infection from the cup itself. the bacteria is most likely to come from your hands or the bathroom surfaces per se.

you will have to stop doing <insert any activity>…

periods arent a deter to any activity. more so when you use a menstrual cup. the primary advantage of a cup is the longer duration between changes, so all the more freedom to do what you wish! imagine!!! no more public bathrooms during travels!


~ in this series~

* what you first need to know about your vagina
* menstrual cup 101 : the best guide you need now * typical concerns and questions
* tips and tricks for using your menstrual cup.
* menstrual cups – brands and options.

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