Perhaps many women not even know of the existence of the menstrual cup, and the other party may have heard a bit but really has no idea how it works or how it is used.
What is the menstrual cup?
The menstrual cup is a container is inserted into the vagina during the menstrual period to deposit flow. It is used much like a buffer, but with the difference that the cup does not absorb the flow but is contained inside the same until it is removed from the vagina and the liquid discarded.
This is not a new invention. Actually menstrual cups came into use during the nineteenth century in 1930 they began to be produced industrially. The reason that very few women are aware of their existence, is that since that time, and even today, There are many prejudices when it comes to handling the genitals, which it seems contradictory in this century, when sex sells even more.
Another reason is the advertising blitz companies pads and tampons, opposite the little publicity that has the menstrual cup.
What is it made of?
It may be of various materials, all depends on the manufacturer. Nevertheless, the most common and is the best-selling medical grade silicone, which is the same material used for breast implants. There's also latex, similarly all medical use to prevent accumulation of bacteria. The cup can last from a 5 to 10 years, with proper maintenance.
Menstrual cups They are available in different sizes, shapes and colors. It depends mainly from the company that manufactured, but there are some that even sold sizes. The most common and simple model brings a small stem to facilitate removal.
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How the menstrual cup used?
Menstrual cup is folded and inserted into the bottom of the vagina, though not as deep as tampons. Once inside this, it opens and accumulates menstrual flow, rather than absorb it, and occupies a buffer similar to the extended diameter.
If the cup is placed well, It does not hurt or cause any discomfort when using it. You just have to let the body get used to having something inside that does not belong, as happens with tampons. It is very comfortable and does not involve any risks, because it always stays in place until the time of extraction and does not alter the pH of the vagina, why it does not cause infections.
The cup is preferably removed during showering so that there is no messy spills, and then washed well. You can last up to 12 hours with the menstrual cup set, although this always depends on the person has both flow. You can sleep with the cup, swim with the cup, exercise, juggling, etc.
If you love recycling, outdoor life and "green" products, then the cup is the perfect product for you. On the web there are many videos and information available on the use, pros and cons of the menstrual cup, so you just have to start this way and see if this is the option that best suits your needs.
Writing: Life Team Lúcida