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By | June 20, 2017

Why use Menstrual Cups

For many years, women have used either tampons or pads to collect blood and protect their clothing during their menstruation period. The menstruation cup has come as an alternative to these conventional methods. Some of these cups are disposable, while others are durable and reusable.

The Basics of the Menstrual Cup

A a menstrual cup is a flexible cup that aims to be inserted into the vagina to collect the menstrual blood. Unlike the tampons and pads, the menstrual cup collects the menstrual flow. Most of these cups are made of rubber or silicone. For anyone that is sensitive to latex, it is best to make sure that they buy a cup that is made entirely of silicone. You can use the cup all through your cycle, but you need to change it more often when you have heavy flows to prevent leaking. Remove and rinse your cup after 12 hours, or when there is leaking. Some of the pros of using menstruation cups are:
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Lower Cost
The cups are designed for long-term use giving you a significant cost savings over tampons and pads. The fact that you can reuse them, ensure that there is less waste to clog up your landfills and fewer trees sacrificed to make the paper-based alternatives. Always have in mind that there are also disposable cups. Be careful to read the label box before you can buy in case you want a reusable cup.
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Possible to have Intercourse with the Cup in Place
You can engage in intercourse even with the cup in your vagina. sIt is your choice to remove it first or not.

Can be Used without Difficulties
Anyone who has used tampons should have little trouble learning how to insert the menstrual cup. Individuals who have use the diaphragm as a method of birth control should experience less trouble with the cup. The the cup is folded to gain a tampon shape, and then inserted toward the back of the vagina and pushed in a little. If properly inserted, its presence should not be felt.

Maintains the Vaginal pH and the Beneficial Bacteria
Tampons absorb all the vaginal fluid along with the blood which may disturb the pH and bacterial balance in the vagina.

Less Odor
With the menstrual cup in place, you will not have to worry about embarrassing menstrual order wafting out at the most inopportune times. Menstrual cups do not expose the fluid to the air as is with the tampons and pads.

Fewer Change Times
With the tampons and sanitary pads, you need to change every four to eight hours depending on the flow. This is different to the menstrual cup as you can stay up to 12 hours before emptying it.