A sanitary protection item worn by women during their periods is the menstrual cup, commonly known as a “cup.” The menstruation cup is not a new idea; the first cup was developed in the 1930s in the United States.
The Period cup, like the tampon or sanitary napkin, is designed to collect menstrual blood so you can go about your day without harming your underwear or pants. In contrast to tampons and pads, the menstrual cup is a unique product.
The menstrual cup is a hygienic protection that will be used in place of the classic periodic protections such as napkins and tampons during the period.
Small silicone bell, the menstrual cup also called “menstrual cup” or “cup” is a hygienic protection which, unlike napkins and tampons, does not absorb the blood, but retains it inside the vagina.
The period cup is hygienic and comfy!
- Flexible : it fits your movements and anatomy precisely. It is malleable and adapts to the form and width of the vagina. It’s perfect for athletes and energetic women (especially for swimming or water sports)
- Adapted to your vagina and your flows: To better manage your flow, there are two sizes available.
- 100% hypoallergenic and completely safe: It’s composed of platinum medical silicone, which is commonly used in medical settings. As a result, there are no allergies, no drying out, and no yeast infection.
- There are no vehicle leaks because it fits precisely against the vaginal walls (the leaks are due to a bad position or a size error). You are safe at all times of the day and night!
- It’s useful because it’s the equivalent of two SUPER tampons. As a result, it is emptied less frequently than a tampon.
- It takes a little getting used to, but it’s as simple as using a tampon. There are different reflexes and methods of accomplishing things
What is its composition?
Because it resembles a little funnel, the cup is appropriately named. It is usually made of hypoallergenic medical silicone, which is soft, pleasant, and safe. The cup’s top is made up of larger edges that will be positioned against the vaginal walls to prevent blood from going through. The top of the cup has small holes that allow air to flow through. Small holes in the cup’s top allow air to travel through during insertion and withdrawal, preventing any “suction” effect.
There are usually grooves and a little rod or ring at the bottom of the cup, where it is grabbed and then gently removed from the vagina. Depending on the model, the menstrual cup can be very flexible or very rigid. Those who have given birth or have a sensitive perineum should use very flexible cups.
The Period cup is ecological
- The cup is environmentally friendly because it is reusable, unlike tampons and sanitary napkins generate garbage on a regular basis. Every year, 45 billion sanitary napkins are discarded around the world.
- The cup is cost-effective because it represents a single expense of less than 30 euros for a lady every 5 to 10 years. Every month, tampons and napkins must be redeemed.
- The menstrual cup is placed in the vaginal canal and collects the menstrual flow without drying out the flora (since it does not absorb blood like a tampon does).
- It must be emptied every 8 hours *12 hours maximum and cleaned well before being reinserted.
- It resembles a little funnel with a rod at the end to make capturing and removing it easy.
- The medical profession has approved the cup’s substance, which is largely silicone.
- It has a diameter of 40 to 60 millimetres (to be modulated according to the chosen brand, the size and the length of the rod).
* This wearing time has yet to be determined by the makers. Some propose wearing for a maximum of 12 hours, while others propose wearing for a maximum of 6 hours, with the cup disinfected with boiling water (or other) before each insertion.