Say Yes To Menstrual Cups, They Are Easy To Use

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Women have multiple options available to maintain their menstrual hygiene. Least used option is Menstrual Cup. Women might be knowing about, but have their own hesitations to use it. For few it might not seem a comfortable option too. But before coming to a conclusion one must posses the knowledge about the cup usage during periods.

Menstrual Cup as go by its name are used during menstruations. They are considerably flexible and durable usage wise.  Without a doubt, it comes in every size and color. It is simple to use and has a charming appearance. It could be comfy, hygienic, and environmental friendly too as it is sustainable, and used for longer period of time unlike sanitary pads.  One menstrual cup can last between six months to ten years. One of the best trait is, it offers stain protection.

Sanitary Pads Can Be Harmful

Women in India choose not to use menstruation cups because there is less understanding about them. The awareness around the utilisation is also very limited.  Menstrual cups are only sold in a medical supply store, in my opinion. Those that are aware of it purchase it online. Women not aware solely rely on sanitary pads. Although sanitary pads could be dangerous, and painful. Using sanitary pads for longer than four to five hours can adversely impact vaginal health. For instance, rashes and Toxic Shock Syndrome result from it (TSS). Users of Sanitary Pads are constantly at risk for allergies, which may be brought on by the chemicals and fragrances in them.

Misconceptions about Menstrual cups

There are many misconceptions exist around menstruation cups, including the following,

  1. Menstrual cups are messy during pee-time. Cups can be easily removed during pee, if one feel any discomfort.
  2.  Undoubtedly impossible, a menstrual cup could become lost inside the vagina is misconception assumed by many. The Menstrual Cup cannot enter the uterus because the vaginal canal is only 3 to 4 inches long before it reaches the cervix. So, I dismissed this rumour.
  3. Menstrual cup cannot hold heavy bleeding. Compared to sanitary pads, menstrual cups can hold a lot more flow. Doctors advise removing the cup at 6 to 8 hours the first time you use it, whereas pads need to be changed every 3- 4 hours
  4. Menstrual cups are not uncomfortable while swimming, working out, or sleeping. It is wholly incorrect. With menstruation cup  also, one can carry with their daily activities seamlessly.  It neither comes out nor leaks at night. They may absorb water while swimming, unlike pads. Additionally, while swimming, chlorinated or salt water shouldn’t harm the silicone of the cup.

How are Menstrual cups used?

Before usage disinfect your menstruation cup, i.e. by cleaning it in boiled warm water. Clean your hands and settle in before inserting your Menstrual cup. Having your legs spread out will aid in a comfortable insertion. Fold the cup in half to create a V-shape, then in half again to create a flat surface.  Women’s uterus has a tiny exit hole known as the cervix, and directly beneath it is the vagina, which resembles a long tunnel. The cup fits into the tunnel. All the blood that leaks from the uterus collects in the cup since it is directly beneath the uterus. When the cup is full, you can flush it, clean it, and place it again. Menstrual cups are the best method to get relief during menstruation. It reduced irritation and vaginal dryness. Less mess and minimises odour. Fewer leaks and long lasting. Use it once you will never regret it!

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