• Jonathan Shiek

All You Need To Know About Menstrual Cups

Well, we’ve talked about menstrual discs so let’s get educated on some menstrual cups! Menstrual cups definitely look way more intimidating because you look like you’re shoving an entire rubber cup up, but honey no, it’s so enlightening to use one especially if you’ve been using the basic pads. You not only get to save the environment, but it’s also better for your vaginal health because there are no chemicals used for the product.

Menstrual cups are held in place by the vaginal muscles and collect menstrual blood in a bell-shaped cup. You can literally use a menstrual cup for up to 10 years before changing to a new one! I’m proud to say there are a couple of Malaysian brands that carry menstrual cups which encourages more women in Asia to reduce cost and personal waste. You may need to try a couple of times before you find your perfect menstrual cup, but believe me it gets easier and way more comfortable when you’re used to it.

The 2 most important factors to consider when purchasing a menstrual cup is your cervix height and the cup’s diameter. So if your cervix is too low in relation to the cup, you will feel discomfort because the cup will stick out a little. However, if your cervix is too high, it can be difficult to remove the cup. A tip is to measure with your finger for your cervix height and compare to the length of the cup you’re thinking to purchase.

Most brands carry different sizes of cups, so the smaller diameter cups are usually best for people under 30 who haven’t carried a baby full term because your vaginal muscles can be relaxed over time or through pregnancy. When you first purchase your menstrual cup, they’ll have instructions on how to fold your cup and insert it in, so you won’t need to worry about how to slot them in. Also, another quick tip, if the cup ends stick out a little and you feel discomfort, you can always trim the stems down to a more comfortable length.

Here are a couple of local brands you can check out if you’re thinking to invest in a menstrual cup!

Summer and Peach

The Hive 

Cherry Cup

Source: Mashable SEA

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