The Menstrual Cup: What You Need to Know Part 2

Hey Everyone! How is the week going? Are you ready for the weekend yet? It’s the final countdown for most things on my side. For one, this is my last teaching week for the year! The year is drawing to an end for real, guys!

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I don’t like writing posts that are too long, but today’s topic is very important, whether you are a woman or have women in your lives so please bare with me! I’ll make it interestingđŸ˜‰

Many moons ago, I shared some benefits for using the Menstrual Cup based on what I found on the internet. That was Part 1. I’ve been using the menstrual cup since that post and today, I’m going to share my experience!

The Bad and the Ugly

If you didn’t know how your lady parts worked before, you will once you start using the menstrual cup! There are up to 9 different ways to insert the menstrual cup, all with different folds! I have found videos like this one very helpful in finding the right fold for insertion. It’s very important to find the right one for you because if you don’t insert the cup correctly, it will leak no matter how light your flow is.

The main objective when inserting the menstrual cup is to make sure it pops open once inserted. The best way to check if it opened and suctioned to your walls is to run your forefinger around the cup and if there are no folds, you’re good. Also, wiggle around to make sure you don’t feel it ( just like the tampon) and push it further up if you do.

Some advice from my friend, Stacey ( who intorduced me to the menstrual cup): don’t give yourself the option of sanitary towels or tampons because you will just end up doing what is easier than figuring out the menstrual cup. Adjust and readjust until you get it right!

The Good

It doesn’t seize to amaze me that I can wear my menstrual cup for up to 12 hours a day! I insert in the morning after rinsing it out in hot water and take it out and empty it in the evening when I get back from gym, rinse it out in the shower and reinsert for the night and the entire time, there are no leaks (if correctly inserted)! It’s also important to boil the cup at the end of your period before putting it away.

While it cost me a pretty penny to get the menstrual cup, I made that money back in 6 months considering I spent no money on tampons and sanitary towels since I’ve had it!

So there you have it, finally! I hope this was informative for you and I hope you’ll try out using the menstrual cup because it’s good for the environment and good for you!

You stayed till the end! I’m so proud of you and also very grateful to you for always popping in! Please drop a comment if you have any questions or if you’d like to share your menstrual cup experiences! Have a beautiful week! I’ll see you on SundayđŸ˜˜

By Noloyiso

English Teacher by day, Lifestyle Blogger by night. Join me every Wednesday and Sunday for my activities and interests in this thing called life!

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