Period Breakthrough: How to Make the Switch to a Menstrual Cup with Confidence
Are you tired of feeling like a walking pharmacy every month? Tired of leaks and constantly having to change your pad or tampon?Are you crushed under the weight of carrying bulky bags filled with traditional period supplies? Are you worried about walking funny because of a pad that’s bunching up, or having to adjust a tampon string everytime you are out?
If you answered yes to these questions, its time for you to say goodbye to constantly buying boxes of pads and tampons, and say hello to a little cup that’ll be your new best friend during that time of the month. And If you’re reading this, you’re probably already considering using a menstrual cup for the first time. So First of all, let’s give you a round of virtual applause for being open to trying something new and potentially more sustainable for your period needs.
Now, we know the thought of using a menstrual cup can be a bit daunting at first. It may seem like a foreign object and the idea of inserting it can be intimidating. But trust me, once you get the hang of it, it’s a game changer.
Before we dive into the nitty gritty of using a menstrual cup, let’s quickly go over the basics. A menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup that’s inserted into the vagina to catch menstrual blood. It’s made of medical-grade silicone or rubber and can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time. Not only is it better for the environment than disposable products like pads and tampons, but it can also save you money in the long run.With GynoCup menstrual cup, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of sizes and shapes for all types of bodies, so you can find the perfect fit for you.
Now, onto the fun stuff.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you have the right size cup for your body. Fear not , with GynoCup you have three sizes to choose from: one for those who haven’t given birth and one for those who have. If you’re new to menstrual cups, it’s best to start with a smaller size and work your way up if needed. If you are a teenager then go for a small size, if you are above twenty and have not delivered normally then you can opt for the medium size, and the women above the age of 30 who have delivered normally then you can go for a large size.
Once you’ve got the right size, it’s time to get comfortable. Find a spot where you feel relaxed, whether that’s in the bathroom, your bedroom, or any other place you find suitable.
2.It’s an intimate affair
When considering the use of a menstrual cup, it is important to adhere to proper hygiene practices. This includes washing your hands before and after inserting or removing the cup and ensuring that there are no cuts or infections present on or around the area of use. Additionally, having an open and willing attitude towards the use of the cup, and ensuring that your fingers are appropriately trimmed, will aid in the successful implementation of this menstrual product.
3.Whatever makes you comfortable
Get seated comfortably on the toilet, or while standing with one leg up on the bathtub. Either of these positions will make insertion easier. Once you are comfortable , fold the cup. There are a few different ways to fold it, so play around and find the one that works best for you.
However U- Fold and Push-Down Fold are two common folds people use.
U-Fold: Press the sides together between your fingers and fold it in half to create a U.
Push-down Fold: Hold the top rim of the cup. With your index finger on the top rim, push the rim down into the center of the cup base to create a triangle.
Once the cup is folded its all about the angle of insertion.
Unlike a tampon, which is inserted upwards, the cup is inserted horizontally, toward your tailbone. Slowly insert the cup into your vagina, making sure the rim of the cup opens up once it’s inside.Now, take a deep breath and give it a little twist to make sure the cup is fully open and in place. If you feel any discomfort or the cup is not fully open, gently remove it and try again.
4.Patience is a virtue
Similar to trying anything new, many people may experience a learning curve when using a menstrual cup for the first time.So don’t worry if it takes some time to get the hang of it, it’s totally normal. Different cup folding techniques work for different people, so if one isn’t working for you, don’t be afraid to try another one. And when you’re putting it in, make sure to put it higher up in your vagina than you think you need to, that way you have some wiggle room to get it in the right spot. And most importantly, relax! It might take a little bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro in no time.
5.Leaks are normal
When transitioning to the use of a menstrual cup, it is important to note that there may be an adjustment period. Some individuals may experience leakage during the initial usage, which is normal and to be expected. It is recommended to have panty liners on hand as a precaution during this period. Additionally, it is important to note that different anatomies may require different sized cups, therefore it is important to research and select the appropriate size for individual use. It is important to be patient and understanding with oneself during the adjustment period as proficiency with the menstrual cup is gained through practice.
6.It’s almost as if its not there
When you switch from pads and tampons to the Gynocup menstrual cup, one of the best things you’ll notice is that you won’t even feel it’s there. It’s not uncommon for Gynocup users to forget they’re on their period because it’s so comfortable. Unlike pads and tampons, the Gynocup is made from 100% medical grade silicone, so it doesn’t absorb blood like pads and tampons, instead it holds it in a bell-shaped container. This means you won’t feel any irritation or the unwanted sticky feeling you get from pads. And, because it’s made from soft, flexible silicone it’s really comfortable to wear.
Once you’ve got the cup inserted, go about your day as usual. You can wear it for up to 12 hours, but you can also empty it more frequently if you prefer. Just make sure to wash the cup with soap and water before reinserting it.
7.Removal of cup isn’t an art
Removing a menstrual cup for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but it’s important to learn and practice the process to avoid spills. When it’s time to remove the cup, with clean hands simply gently pull the stem until you can reach the base of the cup.Pinch the base to release the seal and then gently pull it out. Empty the contents, wash it with soap and water, and you’re all set!
Don’t worry about spills if you remove it correctly. Find a comfortable, private place and take your time to learn how to do it. And don’t worry about ruining your clothes, at least the first few times.
Using a menstrual cup may take some getting used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s a game changer. It’s sustainable, cost-effective, and can give you peace of mind during your period.
With Gynocup menstrual cup, we’re here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team. We’re always happy to help.So open your mind, grab the Gynocup, and embrace the ultimate freedom and comfort.