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Well, for many years, there has been a hue and cry about the eco-friendly alternative to sanitary napkins. However, what exactly is the menstrual cup? Let us understand this blog.

What are Menstrual Cups?

Menstrual cups are dome-shaped cups made of latex rubber or silicone. Unlike pads and tampons, it does not absorb the period fluid. It collects it in the cup, and hence, there is no chance of growing microbes. These are hypoallergenic and made of silicone that is used in catheter tubes, infant pacifiers, etc. The shape is unshakable and can be used while performing many different activities.

How does Menstrual Cups Work?

Before the menstruation cycle hits, hold the cup tightly and insert it through the vagina, just like a tampon without using an applicator. If you can use it correctly, there must not be any uncomfortable feelings.

Upon insertion, the cup will spring open and might need a slight rotation to rest against the walls of the vagina. The procedure seals the entire borders and prevents fluid leaks. The blood then simply drops and gets collected in the cup. Some types are disposable, but most are reusable. To remove it, you pull the stem sticking out the bottom and pinch the base to release the seal.

After the cup is full, simply pull it out, wash the cup with soap water and replace it. After each cycle, you can sterilize the menstrual cup in boiling water.

Are Menstrual cups new to Feminine Care?

Menstrual cups came into existence in the late 1930s. However, America was not very fast and had a faded pitch about this new addition. The first menstrual cup was manufactured in the year 1987. After that, many started producing and used several substances ranging from rubber to silicone.

What is GynoCup? How Beneficial will it be?

GynoCup is an advanced menstrual cup that is silicone-based. It is leak-proof and economical too, as you can reuse it again after washing and sterilizing. GynoCup is gaining popularity these days and is ideal for women who want to live a hygienic life.

One of the best advantages of the cup is that it does not distort the natural pH balance. On the other hand, pads and tampons increase toxic waste in landfills. Let's know the features of GynoCup, the best menstrual cups.

  • Eco-friendly cups   
  • Odorless and natural
  • 12 hours of usage in one go
  • Made Up of Medical Grade Silicone Material
  • 8 years of product life 
  • Cost-effective

Cup Size and its Specificities

There are three different types of sizes available.

SIZE A: Everyone below the age of 25, never had childbirth.

SIZE B: Everyone between the age of 25 and 30 who has experienced childbirth.

SIZE C: Everyone above 30 years and has experienced childbirth.

Final Takeaway

Menstrual cups in India are easy to use, but for beginners, it might be a little cumbersome. You will take time to get used to the procedure, but once you get the hang of it, it is one of the most hygienic ways to go through periods. Please don't give up just by attempting it 2- 3 times, have patience. You might experience little leakage during the first days of the initial usage span, due to dispositioning. Gradually, everything will seem like a cakewalk.


Six reasons you should buy a GynoCup!

1:Eco-friendly

Less waste Much more environment friendly

2: Cost-effective

No more spending tons of money on tampons & Pads.

3: Odorless & Leak-free

You shouldn’t experience odor & leakage with Gynocup. 


4: More Time

Up to 12-hrs protection, depending on your menstrual flow


5: Reusable

The menstrual cup is reusable and, if well maintained, can last for many years.

6: Chemical-Free

It’s BPA-free, with no added chemicals, plastics, or dyes


A tampon costs about INR 12, It is estimated that about 25 pads are used per cycle, so there is a cost of INR 3600 per year, in 10 years this value reaches INR 36,000. The menstrual Cup cost between INR 800 to 1000, but can last up to 8-10 years. You don't even have to say which one is the most economical, do you?

(📌Time of use)
Tampons should be changed every 4 hours and overnight use is not recommended. The menstrual cup can be used for up to 12 hours and overnight.


(📌Capacity and leaks) The tampons have an average capacity of 9ml. Once saturated it must be replaced at the risk of generating leaks. The menstrual cup forms a vacuum in the vaginal canal, preventing leaks, and its capacity can reach an unbelievable 34ml!

(📌Environment)

An average person has 400 menstrual cycles during their lifetime. It is estimated that, during this period, about 10,000 tampons are used. In India alone, tons of absorbents are discarded every month. The menstrual cup is reusable and, if well maintained, can last for many years. During the entire fertile life only a few Cups will be used compared to thousands of disposable tampons. Much more environmentally friendly right?


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