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Menstrual Cups – A Perfect “Period Partner”

By Dr.jenifer Sayyed @SayyedJenifer

Menstrual cups? What exactly it is and why so much buzz? These queries came into my mind when I first heard about it and am sure many of you have the same reaction as the concept of menstrual cups is fairly new in India.

The menstrual cup is becoming popular and is a boon to menstrual hygiene as it provides hassle-free periods. Also, it is eco-friendly and can be reusable, unlike the sanitary pads or tampons.

Many women have switched to menstrual cups in urban areas as it has changed their period experience in a better way.

Read on to know about this new invention and if you should also switch to Menstrual cups!

What is the Menstrual Cup?

A menstrual cup is a flexible funnel-shaped cup worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid. It is made up of medical grade silicone and gives a comfortable, safe, odorless and hassle-free period for about 8-12 hours.

A menstrual cup collects the blood instead of absorbing and is known for less leakage.

It can be reusable and you can find many brands in India, including “Everteen” which has been a pioneer in the feminine intimate hygiene.

Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner”

About Everteen Menstrual Cup

Everteen menstrual cup is made of medical-grade silicone and is soft, easy, 100% safe to use. It provides you a comfortable period with up to 12 hours protection.

It gives you the freedom to perform all your activities like Yoga, Dance, Swimming, etc. with comfort.

  • Reusable up to 10 years.
  • Leak free protection for up to 12 hours.
  • No menstrual odor, dryness or discomfort.
  • Freedom to pursue all your favorite sports and outdoor activities.
Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner” Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner”

Why use the Menstrual Cup?

1)   Sustainable, environmentally friendly: Menstrual cup is a boon not only to womanhood, but also to the environment as it can be reusable, unlike the regular disposable sanitary pads which are made of almost 90% plastic and takes hundreds of years to decompose.

2)   Saves a lot of Money: A menstrual cup is affordable and reusable for up to 10 years apart from the sanitary pads which you need to buy every month. Just calculate the year purchase and you will find a big difference. Switching to a menstrual cup will save a lot of money.

3)   Ensure feminine hygiene with safety: It is safe, comfortable and is hygienic as it does not cause any skin irritation.

4)   Perform all your daily activities with ease

Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner”

How to Use a Menstrual Cup?

It is quite convenient to use. Just select your cup size and be calm.

Everteen Menstrual cup comes in 2 sizes:

  1. Small cup- Suitable for women who have given birth to a child, light-normal flow. The capacity of the cup is up to 23ml.
  2. Large cup: Suitable for women without vaginal delivery, normal to heavy flow. Its capacity is up to 30ml.

Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner”

It may feel scary and uncomfortable for the first time, but do not panic. Just follow the below steps

  • Wash your hands properly
  • Sit in a relaxed squatting position. Try not to tense your pelvic muscles.
  • fold the cup using a “C fold” or “punch-down fold,” hold it in one hand with the open mouth facing the vaginal opening. With the other hand, spread the folds of your skin and find the vaginal opening.
  • gently insert the cup into the opening of your vagina at an approximate 45-degree angle until it pops open and feels comfortable.

If you are a first time user, then better to wear sanitary pad along with it. Now you can perform your daily activities without procrastinating it anymore.

Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner”

To take out a menstrual cup, just follow these steps:

Remember, it’s actually easier to remove than inserting it.

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Sit in a squat position, which will make it easier to remove the cup.
  3. Reach out to the stem to find the base and pinch the base to release the seal and then remove the cup.
  4. Empty this cup into the toilet.
  5. Wash your menstrual cup with the Everteen Natural Intimate Wash and warm water. Rinse it thoroughly before reusing it.
  6. Keep the menstrual cup in the pouch till the next usage.

Menstrual Cups – A perfect “Period Partner”

Final Verdict

Like you, even I was petrified when I came to know about menstruation cup usage. But I learned about it. Spoke with my gynecologist who encouraged me to use it.

Do try out.

A menstrual cup is certainly the best alternative and a perfect “Period Partner”!

*Disclaimer– The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment.*PC: Pixabay.

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