Menstrual Cup Benefits
Menstrual cups are the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective option. While they cost more initially, they can be left in for up to 12 hours, used with limited access to water and sanitation, and last up to six years with proper care.
Women have an average of 456 periods in their life, which translates to 9,120 tampons used. At an average price of seven dollars for a box of 36 tampons, the total amount women spend on tampons is approximately $1,773.33.
Tampons, on the other hand, can only hold up to a third of an ounce. They're eco-friendly. Reusable menstrual cups can last a long time, which means you're not contributing more waste to the environment.
Inserted correctly, a menstrual cup is so comfortable that you won't even notice it’s there! It may take a little practice at first, but once you get the hang of inserting the menstrual cup, you will be amazed at how easy it is to use. Remember Ohbiotics menstrual cup has a ring hook stem to make sure you have flexibilty when removing from your vagina without leakage or trouble pulling.
Find the most frequently asked questions below.
If the cup doesn't fully expand, there will be a crease that causes it to leak. To check this, you can feel around the base of the cup with your finger to see if there are any creases. A lot of people find that the punch-down fold works better than the C-fold (where creases are more likely the culprits of leakage).
Yes! You can sleep with a menstrual cup in! In fact, compared to bulky pads or tampons, many menstrual cup users prefer it. Tampons should never be worn for more than the recommended time (usually between 4 to 8 hours); the menstrual cup can be worn for up to 12 hours.
Even though there have been rumors about it,there is currently no known evidence of menstrual cups damaging your cervix. If your cup is the right size and in the right place, there should be no issues of pain or problems with your cup getting stuck to your cervix.
Can you wear a menstrual cup while swimming? Like tampons,menstrual cups are worn internally and can be worn while swimming in any kind of water.
In front of your cup is the bladder, and behind your cup is the rectum. For some,a menstrual cup's size or firmness can apply enough pressure to make your urine leave slower than usual. This is okay. In others, the menstrual cup may apply pressure that presents as the urge to urinate.
No, menstrual cups themselves do not cause UTIs. However, it is possible for bacteria that causes UTIs to be present on your fingers when inserting your menstrual cup, which may result in a UTI. Always make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before inserting your cup!
This means that using a cup should have very little effect on your hymen, and in most cases, shouldn't affect you at all. If you think you might have an intact hymen, or if you have any questions or concerns at all, make sure to talk with your doctor before you start using a cup.
Menstrual cups can hold more liquid than tampons or pads. They are known to hold twice as much liquid as sanitary napkins and tampons. They can be useful on days of heavy flow.