Switching To A Menstrual Cup Changed My Period For The Better
SWITCHING TO A MENSTRUAL CUP CHANGED MY PERIOD FOR THE BETTER
I know what you are thinking, the thought of a cup collecting period blood sounds super gruesome and disgusting. Like what happens if it spills out of me? What about my heavy flow, will I fill the cup to quickly ?
You probably have a million and one questions on this suddenly popular menstrual tool, and that’s okay! I will be the first to tell you that when I first heard of a cup, my reaction was like…
A cup that collects blood? Yuck. No, ma’am, I am good on that. Little did I know this cup forever changed the way I feel about my period. Yes, for the better!
Of course, I still dread the day that aunt flow arrives like any other woman. However, it’s not as “inconvenient” as it uses to be. Switching to the cup made getting my period more tolerable ESPECIALLY when I have public plans.
I switched to the cup thanks to one of my FB associates, she pretty much “sold” it to me with how much she loves it opposed to tampons or pads. I HATE tampons and pads so anything that rids them, sign me up!
After becoming educated on the cup and its entirety, I slowly realized that the cup is NO DIFFERENT THAN A TAMPON OR PAD. Pads, Tampons, and cups are all blood collecting tools. A tampon is a plug blood collecting tool, and a pad is a diaper blood collecting tool. Same thing but different in their own yucky ways.
The cup is 1000% better than a tampon or pad, and I am going to tell you why! You can wear it for up to 12 hours, depending on your flow. YES, 12 HOURS. (I highly suggest dumping every 4-6 hours)
Eco-friendly (as long as you use the reusable cup) and cost friendly because you can reuse it. No more waste or money spent every month.
Great for when you are out in public and HATE using public restrooms. As women when it’s our time of the month we usually have no choice but to change ourselves while we’re out and about. Not with a menstrual cup! (unless you are out more than 12 hours, or less depending on your flow) You can make a trip to the mall without stepping foot in the bathroom. Yessss!
Cups are also great for an event where porta potties are the only option. (yuck)
If you want to know about the do’s and don’ts on menstrual cups check out the links below.
Make sure you WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU REMOVE AND before you INSERT YOUR CUP, ALWAYS.
Now that I have switched to the cup I have a new method on how I go about my period. I switched to organic tampons, and I have disposable menstrual discs to keep with me while I am out and about and aunt flow decides to make her arrival.
Menstrual Cup I prefer: https://amzn.to/2CdFGo0
Organic Tampons: https://amzn.to/2Ck7l6W
Disposable Menstrual Disc: https://amzn.to/2SRFKRq
Well what about my heavy flow?
Tips on inserting your cup.
Mastering your cup fold is challenging, and unless you are blessed, it may take you a few tries to get it right. I figured out what was best for me and it may work for you! When entering my cup I…
Relax my kegel muscles
Insert the C-fold in a U shape. Meaning turning the C fold to make a U, facing up.
Insert, twist a bit until it pops open.
Slowly flex kegel muscles twice to help fit into shape.
Use my index finger to circle around the bottom of my cup to make sure it’s insert correctly. Your cup should feel round, if you feel any dents it’s not properly inserted and will possible leak.
Get up and go! Ayyeee.
Here’s a video on different folds
Here’s a video for if you need further visual explanation
If you are a master cup user, interested in trying or have question, please tell your story or ask your questions below! If I convinced you to try the cup, I would love your feedback!
If you are in the giving back mood you can donate a cup for $10 through femme international.
The gift of a menstrual cup allows a girl to attend school with confidence, every day of the month!- Femme International