One of the most embarrassing things about women is the problems during menstrual cycles, tampon don't cause awkward situations in time. To avoid that problem, many women have now opted to use menstrual cups as an alternative to tampons. But should you use menstrual cups just because people are doing so? Keep reading tssilicone.com to learn more about these not-so-new but unpopular women's products.
1. What is a menstrual cup?
Menstrual cups are feminine hygiene products, helping women overcome periods of discomfort and fatigue. The menstrual cup is not only a great assistant for women in menstrual cycles, helping to avoid dirty clothes, but it also has many advantages over tampons.
Menstrual cups are quite popular with women in many countries around the world, but menstrual cups are a relatively new and strange product for many Vietnamese women.
Menstrual cups are a type of hygiene product that women use to put into the vagina during menstrual cycles. The menstrual cup is shaped like a small, bell-shaped cup, consisting of a funnel and stem: the stem is used to correct the position of the cup in the vagina and remove it when needed; The funnel will be held at the vaginal wall just below the cervix, used to store menstrual fluid when it comes out.
Menstrual cups are usually made from silicone or rubber, come in many different sizes, so you need to find the right one for you, and you can completely reuse the cup.
Each cup can last for 5-10 years depending on the manufacturer's brand and your storage. . A person can wear a cup for 6–12 hours depending on the amount of menstruation, if there is a lot of menstruation, it is necessary to pour the cup more often.
2. How do menstrual cups work?
When you use a menstrual cup placed in the vagina, the cup will open as it was originally and store menstruation according to the body's natural blood output, preventing menstrual blood from leaking out. Moreover, if placed properly, you almost do not feel its existence in the body. Inserting a menstrual cup into the vagina is similar to inserting an IUD.
3. How to use a menstrual cup.
How to use a menstrual cup or how to use a menstrual cup... are common questions. How to use a menstrual cup is not difficult, follow these steps.
3.1 How to put the menstrual cups in yours.
How to put a menstrual cup in the vagina First, you wash your hands thoroughly, dry with a clean towel.
Standing position to insert the cup into the vagina easily: you put 1 leg on the chair, the wall of the toilet or squat position.
Remove the cup from the bag, gently squeeze the mouth of the cup into a C or V-shaped shape.
Hold the menstrual cup and gently place it inside the vagina and then rotate it slightly to fit snugly against the vagina. If you find that the cup stalk is too long, you should trim it so that the cup stalk does not stick out causing discomfort.
3.2 How to take out a menstrual cup.
How to remove the cup from the vagina:
First, you wash your hands thoroughly, dry them.
Stand in the same position as when you insert the cup.
Gently grip the knob of the cup, gently squeeze part of the bottom of the cup and slowly pull it out.
Note, you should pay attention to the posture of the cup handle to avoid tilting.
3.3 How to clean the menstrual cup.
Note that in using menstrual cups is that in addition to using the menstrual cup properly when inserted and removed, you also need to pay attention to ensuring cup hygiene.
In order to avoid gynecological inflammation when using menstrual cups, you should use a gentle feminine hygiene solution to wash the cup 2 times a day during the period.
After your period is over, wash the cup and sterilize it with boiling water, or microwave it to kill bacteria, then dry it and store it in a clean cloth bag.
Absolutely do not leave cups in bathrooms and wet places because it is easy to produce mold.
4. Is it good to use menstrual cups?
Here are some advantages and disadvantages of menstrual cups san, which may partly help you answer the above question.
4.1 Advantages of using menstrual cups.
Environmentally friendly, minimizing costs
Menstrual cups can be used for a long time, even up to 5-10 depending on your brand and storage, which gives you significant cost savings compared to tampons. At the same time, tampons are mainly produced from paper and cotton and nylon, so limiting the use of these tools also helps to limit waste put into the environment.
However, there are some types of cups that are designed to be disposable only for one menstrual cycle, so research the menstrual cup information carefully before deciding to buy.
It doesn't take long time to go shopping every month.
Using tampons you will take time to buy every month while you only buy a menstrual cup once and use it for many years, you simply need to after using the toilet and put it away, waiting for the next menstrual cycles to continue using it. You can take it anywhere, anytime, its size is quite small so you can rest assured that it does not take up too much space in your handbag.
Limit odors and vaginal pH changes.
Tampons when used, menstrual fluid will easily come into contact with the air creating an unpleasant odor. In contrast to tampons, menstrual cups help you avoid unpleasant odors formed by menstrual fluid in contact with the air.
Besides, vaginal fluid will be absorbed along with the amount of menstruation when using tampons to change vaginal pH, menstrual cups help limit this condition.
Balance vaginal pH and retain beneficial bacteria.
Tampons absorb all of your vaginal fluids along with menstrual blood, which can affect your pH and the good bacteria in your vagina.
Long-term use and more capacity.
Menstrual cups usually have twice the capacity of tampons, helping to keep more menstrual volume, making you more comfortable in the early days of your menstrual cycle when the amount of blood is high.
With tampons you need to replace them every four to eight hours, while thanks to the larger capacity, menstrual cups can be used for up to 12 hours depending on how much or how little menstruation they get. The cup can be taken overnight without fear of spilling out due to movement during sleep.
Maintain hygiene during sex.
With cups that are reusable, you need to remove it from the vagina before having sex. But you don't have to do that when using a single-use cup. Your partner may not even feel the presence of the cup and you don't need to worry about staining it.
Menstrual cups safer then tampons.
Experts say menstrual cups are safer than tampons because it help women avoid the risk of toxic shock syndrome, bacterial infections, rashes, blisters.
Comfortable and cleaner when using tampons.
If the menstrual cup is placed properly, you hardly feel its presence present in the vagina. The cup does not cause wet, uncomfortable burning like when you use tampons.
4.2 Some disadvantages of using menstrual cups.
Experience some minor inconveniences when using cups.
If you are going out, emptying cups, rinsing and reusing in public toilets can be difficult and inconvenient. Besides, in the beginning, you may have difficulty using the cup such as feeling that it is not in the right place when bringing it in or when pulling the cup out, if not careful can spill the fluid.
Need to choose the right size for each person.
Menstrual cups are not the only one that fits all, so you can hardly find the right cup. That means you research and even have to try a few brands before finding the perfect one for you and your private area.
Cup size depends on age, amount of menstruation and the state of childbirth. If not suitable for the body, the cup can leak menstrual blood out.
Causes vaginal irritation.
Most menstrual cups are made from non-latex materials, so it is a suitable choice for people who are allergic to latex. But for some people may be allergic to silicone or rubber.
If the menstrual cup is not properly cleaned and cared for, it can cause irritation to the vagina. Therefore, you wash your hands thoroughly with soap, clean the cup with feminine hygiene solution before using and pour the cup at least 2-3 times a day.
The cost buying menstrual cups is high.
Used for a long time, menstrual cups are more cost-effective than tampons and tampons. However, buying a fairly tall menstrual cup makes many people wary.
May affect the IUD.
Some manufacturers recommend that you do not use a menstrual cup if you are having an IUD inserted because it can cause the IUD to be in the wrong place. Besides, if you have not had sex or are unmarried, consider using a menstrual cup to avoid affecting the hymen, let consult a doctor before using it.
Pulling out can cause spills.
You'll find it easy to place the cup, but pulling out sometimes causes you to have an "unexpected accident" like spilling fluids.
Cleaning and storage.
After each menstrual cycles, you must rinse the cup and disinfect it with boiling water, store it properly to ensure hygiene.
In addition, unmarried or unmarried girls should consider using menstrual cups or choosing the right size to avoid affecting the hymen.
Depending on your needs, conditions and circumstances, you decide whether to use a menstrual cup instead of tampons. Menstrual cups will be a suitable alternative if you don't want to use tampons anymore. It may take some time for you to find the right cup and use it properly, but be patient, you will notice many great benefits when using menstrual cups.
Thus, whether to use a menstrual cup instead of tampons depends on the needs, conditions and circumstances of each person. It is important that you are safe when using any product so please consider carefully!
5. Frequently asked questions when using menstrual cups.
5.1. Why can't I insert my menstrual cup?
When using menstrual cups, the fact that you do not insert the cup may be due to the following reasons:
Due to too much stress.
Inserting a menstrual cup into the vagina sometimes makes you feel uncomfortable, especially the first time you use it. The overstretched condition causes the vaginal muscles to contract, making it difficult to insert the cup.
You fold menstrual cup wrong or inappropriate.
Please read the cup manual carefully to avoid the wrong or inappropriate cup folding that makes it impossible to insert the cup into the vagina. There are many ways to fold a cup and each person fits in a different way, you should try folding the cup in many ways to know which one you are best suited for.
You stand or sit in the wrong position.
5.2. Why do I have inflammation and irritation of the genital area when using menstrual cups?
Compared to tampons, the use of cups is guaranteed and minimizes the risk of inflammation in the intimate area much more. But if you have inflammation, irritation of the intimate area when using this hygiene product, it is likely that your hands are not clean when using cups, cups are not properly cleaned or you buy poor quality ones.
5.3. What is the reason for strawberries that I have effusion when using menstrual cups?
When using menstrual cups, the causes of effusion "accidents" when using menstrual cups can be:
You misplaced the cup.
After inserting the cup into the vagina, grasp the cup stalk, turning it slightly so that the mouth of the cup fits evenly into the vagina.
You choose the wrong size.
Choosing a cup size that does not suit the body is one of the causes of menstrual blood leakage.
You leave the cup too long in the body.
This causes too much menstrual blood to remain in the cup is also the cause of menstrual blood leakage.
5.4. How often do menstrual cups need to be poured?
Most manufacturers recommend pouring cups 2-3 times a day.
Note that on days when there is a lot of menstrual bleeding, you should regularly pour the cup to avoid leakage.
5.5. What should I do when my menstrual cup is discolored after more than 1 year of use?
This is a very normal thing and does not affect the quality of the cup if you clean, sterilize and store the cup properly.
Through this article, tssilicone.com believe that you already know what a menstrual cup is as well as how to use this hygiene product. Using menstrual cups is a good way for you to limit waste and protect the environment. So try it, maybe, you have a different look and like it.
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