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A non-absorbent menstrual cup that is worn internally and collects menstrual flow. As it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly. Simply empty twice a day and rinse after emptying and reinsert. Sterilize after each menstrual period either by boiling for a few minutes or by using chemical sanitization methods.
No longer waste money on sanitary pads and tampons nor feel guilty that you blocked a toilet when trying to flush your tampon!
Two sizes are available:
Small (S) which is generally suitable for women who have not given birth to a child or women up to the age of 25 years.
Large (L) which is generally suitable for women who have given birth to a child or who are over the age of 25 years.
Both size cups have the same diameter but differ slightly in length.
How to choose your size?
Choosing the right size of menstrual cup is key to it working most effectively. Some factors to consider:
Vaginal Length (Cervix Placement) is a factor in whether your choice of Cup Size will result in a comfortable cup experience as the distance between the vaginal entrance and the cervix varies between individuals. Unknown by most women, but even our cervix height varies throughout your menstrual cycle.
A cervix that is low can be as little as 2,5cm inside the vagina, especially during menstruation. A high cervix can be as much as 15cm inside the vagina. Generally lower cervix ladies should go for the small size and high cervix ladies should choose the large size.
Younger girls and virgins: Generally the rule is that younger women (aged younger than 25) should select a smaller cup than older women. However, this is not a hard and fast rule since some younger women may find that even though they’re young and/or a virgin, they could have a very ‘high’ cervix and they could end up with a very small cup going up very high and making it difficult to remove. There are other factors to also consider before deciding on the correct size cup for you.
Do not allow the heaviness of your menstrual flow to determine your recommended cup size as even women with heavy flows may find that a large cup is not able to unfold properly or is uncomfortable. On the other hand, if your flow is light and you use a small cup, it may change position or not seal propely.
Vaginal Births: Because the vagina is stretched when giving birth, it may change shape, and a large cup would be needed.
Physique: Small, petite women often use a smaller size. Women who are tall and strong tend to prefer larger sizes. Body size and stature naturally have an impact on the required size of a menstrual cup.
Fitness: Women who are active and fit find that the small cup size fits better. Sports and exercise (eg. horseback riding, yoga, Pilates, Kegel exercises, and pole dancing) have a strengthening effect on the pelvic floor muscles. Women who have stronger pelvic floor muscles usually prefer a smaller menstrual cup.
Age: There is no definite connection between the age and correct size menstrual cup for a particular women. Women with small builds, whose stature has not changed much over time and have had no vaginal births, may well use size S right until menopause. Similarly, a young woman might be tall and strong, and might use a large size cup successfully from a young age.
How to tell if you have the wrong size cup?
A cup that is too small:
- does not seal properly
- may slide down or twist
- can be difficult to remove when placed very deep
A cup that is too large:
- cannot fully unfold inside the vagina
- can cause discomfort or even pain
Available in 2 colours - white and pink. Comes with an attractive little pink carry bag in a box with instructions.
Please specify your colour preference if any in the comments box with your order. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we can fulfill your colour preference.
Step 1 – Ensure your hands are clean. When using the cup for the first time you may lubricate it with water or a water-based lubricant to aid insertion. Flatten your cup between your thumb and your other fingers to prepare for the fold.
Step 2 – There are a few different options for folding your menstrual cup to make it easier to insert. Please see the images below for some ideas.
Step 3 – Spreading your legs guide your folded cup rim first with the rounded end of the “u” shape facing you toward your vagina as illustrated. You can insert the cup while sitting, standing or squatting; spreading your legs will facilitate insertion.
Once you inserted the rim of the cup, the cup will start unfolding itself inside the vagina. All you need to do is to push it slightly with your finger until the whole cup is inside including the stem. It shouldn’t sit too high, the bottom of your cup should be about half a finger away from the entry. Unlike a tampon, the cup is positioned in the lower part of vagina, but beyond the pelvic bone.
Lightly pinch the base of the cup (not the stem) and gently try to give it one full rotation in either direction. Doing so helps to avoid leaks by ensuring that the cup has opened fully. The cup should rotate easily when properly open.
Note: If it leaks - you probably have not inserted it correctly or dried the outside or it may be the wrong size.
Please note, we will not accept any returns of intimate products such as menstrual cups.