Because a menstrual cup has to be inserted into the vagina, there have been some long-standing concerns about its use.
Today, let’s take a look at 5 common misconceptions about using the menstrual cup:
It Is Difficult To Insert & Take Out
The most common misunderstanding regarding menstrual cups is that they are difficult to insert. This is not true. When properly placed, they form a vacuum seal and there is no need to be concerned about leaking. If you're having trouble inserting your period cup, here are 3 simple steps to follow:
- Clean your hands.
- Fold and secure (one of the most common ways to fold a menstrual cup is a push down-fold).
- Place the folded cup in your vagina, tilting it back toward your spine.
Removing the cup is also quite simple, provided you don’t just pull it out. Instead try pushing it out with the muscles of your pelvic floor. Then slowly remove it by pressing on its base and grabbing it with two fingers on both sides.
Take a look at the Femino cup user guide for a more information.
Period Cups are Not Suitable For Sports & Exercise
If you want to exercise while on your period, a menstrual cup is a good option. Properly placed and used, menstrual cups will not leak or create discomfort while you train.
Though menstruation cups allow you to train in comfort, it is generally not recommended that you train heavily during the first few days of your period.
You Can’t Sleep With A Menstrual Cup In
Of course you can. In fact, consumers prefer the Femino cup over bulky pads or tampons (which should never be used for more than a few hours), because it gives up to 8 hours of leak-free protection. After 8 hours of wear, most people with moderate or low flow discover the cup isn't even half full. As a result, you may sleep well knowing that you are safe, clean, and comfortable.
Cups Make Your Period Pains Worse
The menstrual cup has nothing to do with your period pain or cramps. Pain during the first few days of your period is normal as long as it does not interfere with your usual life. Make an appointment with your doctor if you are experiencing period cramps that are becoming more severe.
If I'm a virgin, I can’t use a menstrual cup
If you are a virgin, you can use a menstrual cup just like everyone else. You don't need to be concerned; inserting it will not injure your hymen.
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