Menstrual Cup: How it Works, Benefits & More

A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene product that is reusable. It is a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of rubber or silicon. A menstrual cup is inserted into one’s vagina for the purpose of catching and collecting period fluid.  There are other hygiene products for this purpose, but cups have been proven to be the most effective in holding more blood. Menstrual cups have become many women’s favorite eco-friendly alternative to tampons. And depending on your flow, you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours.

It is important that you are using a quality product to experience the effect of the menstrual cup. Recommended brands of reusable cups include Moon Cup, Lunette Menstrual Cup, the Keeper Cup, Lena Cup, Lily Cup, and Diva Cup. There are also some disposable menstrual cups on the market that are equally effective to help retain period fluid, an example is an Instead Soft cup.

This article will discuss with you everything you need to know about a menstrual cup including how to insert and remove it, how to clean it, and more. Keep reading to learn about menstrual cups.

What to do before you put in your menstrual cup

The first time you use a menstrual cup, it may feel uncomfortable. It would help if you grease your cup, this would make the process smooth. Before you put in your cup it would help if you lubricate the rim with water or water-based lubricant. When the cup is wet it is a lot easier to insert.