When it comes to choosing the right menstrual cup, or to period in general, we are left with many doubts and an unclear idea on how to deal with it.
Our society and therefore we, as womxn with periods, are full of false information and wired myths on our menstrual cycle, which we end up believing to since there is a lack of valid education and real convo about periods in general.
So, if you fancy trying menstrual cups and having a green approach to period, our experts have created a video with the real things you have to take in consideration when choosing a menstrual cup.
But let me first start with the DON’Ts:
- You do not choose your menstrual cup because your best friend, mum, sis, auntie, pharmacist uses that model and therefore it’ll work for you as well.
- You do not choose your menstrual cup based on the intensity of your flow (at least, not only). It is not true that menstrual cups with thick edges are safest and therefore you’ll avoid leaks.
- It is not true that big menstrual cups are easier and safer because they can collect more blood, you won’t have leaks or won’t need to change them often.
- The shape of menstrual cups is not just for design, it really matters.
Now that I've cleared some of the false myths on menstrual cups, let’s dive in.
The first thing to keep in mind when choosing your menstrual cup is that you have to choose it depending on your body shape. We are all different (unique!) and that’s why your BF’s cup might not work well for you.
Another very important thing to remember is to choose only body-safe, no-toxic menstrual cups made of medical grade silicone. You’ll keep this product in your body for many hours, even for years: it has to be top quality.
You are now ready to watch our video on how to choose the right menstrual cup!
In the video you’ll discover that there are 3 things to consider:
- The position of your cervix (we’ll tell you what and where your cervix is and how to discover its position)
- The status of your pelvic floor (yup, your pelvic floor is strictly linked to your vagina so it is important you know its status when choosing the menstrual cup)
- The intensity of your flow (your menstrual cup’s capacity is usually in millilitres, so you’ll have to check how intense your flow is).
PS: if you are not familiar with how many types of menstrual cups exist, you can have a look at this video!
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By: Virginia Sofia Cerrone - Editor in Chief