How to choose a menstrual cup - a detailed description of a new hygiene product, features of choice


1. Types of bowls.

2. Bowl sizes

3. The degree of rigidity

4. Options for tips

5. Colors

1. Menstrual cups MeLuna - how to make a choice. Types of bowls.

For convenience, the MeLuna menstrual cups are available in four sizes: S, L, M, XL, with three soft options available: Classic, Soft, Sport, and four different tails options: a ring, a ball, without a tail ( basic) and stem (stem).

If a woman needs a special size of the menstrual cup - a Shortly model (or Mini) is developed for her, she can be bought in four sizes - S, L, M, XL. For this model of a menstrual bowl three degrees of rigidity are provided: Classic, Soft, Sport, and three options of handles: ball, ring and stalk. As a rule, Shortly is used by women with a shortened vagina.

MeLuna Shortly (Mini)

Menstrual cups MeLuna Shortly are somewhat different from their “standard” relatives. Meluna Shortly is shorter, and the lower part ends in a cone, because of this, it unfolds much more easily inside the vagina, but more agility is required to extract it.

MeLuna Shortly menstrual caps are recommended for use by women who have not had an early sexual relationship, women who have a small vagina or who have a short cervix. They are also perfect for women who have had a prolapse of the uterus.

History of the MeLuna Shortly. Before we made changes to the MeLuna lineup, moon caps were made in sizes S and M, but they were short and their volume was not enough for most women, this prompted the development of a new, improved cup with a new volume. And the originally produced cup, smaller in volume, is currently known as MeLuna Shortly.

1. The size of the menstrual cup. Making the right choice.

We are aware of the individuality and peculiarity, including the physiological one, of each woman, so we offer a wide selection of moon cups of various options.

In order to choose the right cap for you, first of all you should pay attention to its size.

The use of a small bowl is fraught with:

  • lack of tightness, and as a result - leakage,
  • the possibility of unnecessary movements of the cup inside the vagina,
  • the difficulty of removing it.

Using a large bowl can result in:

  • discomfort and pain inside a woman
  • lack of full disclosure and possible leakage.

In order to correctly determine the required size of the menstrual cup, it is not enough to know only the intensity of menstruation. Since abundant periods do not guarantee that when using a large cup, it will be able to open properly within you. In this case, you will feel significant discomfort.

In another case, when your monthly discharge is not large and a small volume menstrual cup is used (it may also change the location in the vagina), this will ensure the flow and the same unpleasant sensations as a result.

In order to choose the optimal size of the MeLuna - you need to consider several important factors:

- Births: The vagina of a woman who gives birth is usually of a modified shape and larger size, therefore the bowl will also need a larger size. If you used MeLuna caps before giving birth, then after that you should switch to using cups larger by one size,

- Woman's set: as a rule, women of small sizes prefer sizes S and M, while larger ones (tall, dense, muscular) use large sizes of bowls MeLuna. This is because growth and body have a direct impact on the volume of the cup needed,

- Physical exercise: Sports can affect not only the connective tissues of the female body, but also the body tone throughout the body. Often women with strong pelvic muscles use small-sized menstrual traps. Strengthening of this group of muscles occurs at the expense of equestrian sports, Pilates, yoga and possession of Kegel exercises,

- Woman's age: The common opinion that older women, due to their weak muscle tone, are forced to use a larger menstrual cup is not supported by our data. In our opinion, there is no pattern between the age of the woman and the need to increase the size of the bowl.

Let's give an example. A woman who did not give birth with a vaginal method (for example, giving birth was performed using caesarean section) can use, up to menopause, size S. At the same time, a young girl of large stature can use L size MeLuna from the very beginning of menstrual discharge.

In order for you to accurately determine the required size of the menstrual cup, taking into account the above factors, we have developed a special “questionnaire”, using which you can easily make your choice on the desired MeLuna model.

We pay special attention to women who have not had sexual intercourse - for you we recommend the size S or MeLuna Shortly.

A test to determine the required size of the MeLuna.

How many vaginal births have you had?

Menstrual cup size

The shape of this hygiene product resembles the outline of a woman's vagina. When placed inside the material, the bowl sticks to the walls of the vagina, collects secretions like a cup. The intensity of discharge and the duration of the menstrual cycle for each woman are individual. Based on this, manufacturers have released menstrual cups of different sizes. Each of them has its own classification of the size designations of this product. However, in most cases, bowls are divided into 2 types:

  • size S, A or 1,
  • size L, B or 2.

Between them there may be intermediate sizes M, X L. Where X L is the largest bowl with a volume of up to 42 ml. The size of the menstrual cups S - the smallest caps for women not giving birth or with scant menstrual secretions. The size of the menstrual cup L - large caps for women who have given birth, after abortions and with abundant bleeding during menstruation.

  • Cap size S or A - diameter and product length is 40 millimeters. Volume about 15 ml. For some manufacturers, a bowl of this size has a volume of up to 23 ml.
  • Cap size M - length, diameter - 45 millimeters, volume - from 21 ml to 28 ml.
  • Size L - diameter of lunar bowls 45 millimeters, length 54 millimeters. The volume of 32-34 ml.
  • The size of moon bowls is X L with a volume of 42 ml.

The choice of lunar cups depends on the shape of the vagina, the amount of discharge, the presence of childbirth, abortion, the position of the uterus, muscle tone.

Selecting a menstrual cap based on other parameters

The size of the cap corresponds to its shape. Some women are guided only by the first parameter when choosing, do not pay special attention to the shape of the bowl. However, the correct form also plays an important role. Manufacturers produce menstrual bowls of a round shape, elongated. Round caps are designed for women with a short vagina, oval-shaped - with the vagina stretched. To determine the length of the vagina woman can independently. To do this, wash your hands, insert the middle finger into the vagina. If it easily touches the cervix - the vagina is short, if it reaches out with difficulty - long.

There are also tails with the help of which the cap is removed. It should be noted that the cap can be altogether without it. The tails are made tubular, flat, round, in the form of a ball or a ring. Menstrual cups for women come in different colors. Here your choice is based solely on individual preferences.

It is very important to choose a mouth guard correctly, because the first acquaintance with a new hygiene product with a wrong choice can turn into a fiasco. So, the use of lunar bowls too small size leads to a lack of tightness. Discharge will flow from the vagina. The bowl will move inside, cause discomfort. It will be difficult to extract. The use of lunar bowls of too large a size will not allow the hygienic means to fully open inside the vagina, the cup will cause lower abdominal pain and discomfort.

Selection based on product softness

You should pay attention to the softness of the cap. This is one of the important parameters. Manufacturers take into account the parameter of softness in the manufacture of products, but because of their characteristics means are soft, medium hard, hard. The material used is silicone, latex, polyethylene. Each of them is distinguished by its degree of softness. So, disposable caps have high softness, are made of polyethylene, somewhat resemble a contraceptive. After use is simply removed. Thrown together with the contents. In caps that are used many times, the softness suffers somewhat. Since in the first place - to ensure long-term use without damage. Capes of size A are softer, in principle. Since it does not require the retention of large amounts of blood. Larger caps are tighter.

If your body experiences discomfort with a hard means of hygiene, simply choose another manufacturer, and leave the size the same.

Factors Affecting Choice

When choosing a menstrual cap, you must consider the following factors:

  1. Age. It is believed that over time in women the vaginal muscles weaken. Therefore, at the age of 35 years, the use of moon bowls of size S, A, 1 is recommended. Size M, B, 2, and others - for women over 35.
  2. Childbirth. During childbirth, the female genitals undergo a change. The size, shape of the vagina, the location of the uterus, and the elasticity of the muscles change. On this basis, the size of S is suitable for use by women that did not give birth, or childbirth was by cesarean section. Size M should be chosen by women after delivery. If before you chose your choice on the size S, after giving birth, feel free to go to M.
  3. The build of a woman. The external parameters of women have an impact on the selection of funds. Women with a thin physique, of small stature, use products of size A, with severe bleeding B. High women, or with a dense build, with greater weight, buy products of size M and more. As a rule, the constitution corresponds to the size of the genitals. So, women with a thin physique vagina narrow. Buying a large amount of hygiene is simply not necessary.
  4. Physical exercise. The muscles of the genital organs of women tend to relax in the absence of physical exertion, training and strengthen themselves under their influence. Women who play sports have a well-formed abdominals. The uterus muscles are constantly trained. As a result, they become elastic. In this case, women need to choose a size cap A. In women who lead a passive lifestyle, they do not move much, the muscles of the genital organs gradually atrophy, and lose elasticity. They are not able to keep the mouthpiece small. Even if the allocation is scarce, you have to buy a size M cap, B.

Before you choose a mouth guard, evaluate your weight, body, the length of the vagina, the elasticity of the muscles, the amount of discharge, the feature of the genitals.

Tips for choosing the right mouth guard

Initially evaluate your physique, the nature of menstruation, your muscle tone.

  • Then you should stop focusing on softness. Each manufacturer products with the same parameters may differ softness. To the note, LilaCup S products have the greatest softness.
  • Decide on the size of the cap. The most important is the length. Initially, you should measure the length of the vagina. Then determine the diameter of the product. 40 mm - suitable for teenagers, virgins, 42-44 - for women who have not given birth, 45-47 - for women after childbirth or during intensive periods.
  • Pay attention to the capacity. Products contain from 15 to 42 ml. You may have to choose 2 types of cap - for the first days of menstruation and the last, for the period with abundant secretions.

Carefully read the instructions for use. Follow the recommendations in time to remove the contents of the cap. Rinse the splash well with soap and water before each placement. Choosing the right mouth guard is not as difficult as it sounds!

Table of contents

After conducting 25 hours of research and testing of 18 different cups from nine different manufacturers, we came to the conclusion that the MeLuna Classic is the best cup for beginners. This cup of various sizes is suitable for people of different height, athletic build, with a different generic history. MeLuna is also available in a stronger version and with various handles. It can be folded in different ways, while it is easily opened, so that it can be inserted, removed and cleaned as easily as possible.

Note. If you have never used bowls before and you have many questions about how they work or what you can or cannot do with them, we have an extensive explanation below. There is also an instruction how to determine what vagina you have (long, wide, narrow, etc.)

Our choice: the best menstrual cup - MeLuna Classic ($ 25). Durable MeLuna Classic is the "golden mean", since it can be folded as easily as it can be easily opened from the inside, and it comes in different sizes. It is also easy to clean.

Many people from the planet of the menstrual cups love to talk about finding their own Goldplate Cups, i.e. that ideal which will be just right. We believe that MeLuna is the perfect start to your search, because it gets right to the point when it comes to strength, size and shape, it is easy to bend for insertion and also easy to open and keep open inside.

And although all the tested cups have at least 2 possible sizes, MeLuna has more options when it comes to choosing the size, shape and strength of your cup. This means that if this turned out to be imperfect and you are not satisfied with any of its characteristics, you can simply replace it, given the suitable characteristics, instead of looking for a new one and starting to adapt in all respects again.

Second place

For wider vaginas - Lena Cup ($ 25 from Amazon). Smooth and body-friendly silicone, easy to insert and remove. This cap is a bit wider than most cups, and if you have a wide vagina, these cups are your ideal choice.

The Lena cup is slightly wider and smoother than many others. Lena feels good. The silicone from which it is made is really smooth, which makes its insertion and extraction very easy. Its “wide” design also helps to prevent women with wider vaginas from leaking, and no blood or impurities are collected on its solid base, which makes cleaning it easier than some hollow-base cups.

Also good

For low uterine cervix (how to identify) - MeLuna Short ($ 25 from MeLuna). If you have a really low uterine cervix, this is the shortest tested cup of all. It is easy to clean, it is easily inserted and removed. Since it is a bit shorter, it is harder to perform certain additions.

People with low uterine cervix often find it difficult to choose the right cup, because most of them are too long. MeLuna Shorty is one of the few cups designed specifically for short uterine necks, and, compared to other such tested cups, this has proven to be much easier in the matter of bending, insertion, extraction and purification. But with such a cup, you donate volume - since such a cap is smaller and can hold less blood - but comfort here is more important than the need for a more frequent change of cup.

Another good option

For long vaginas - DivaCup ($ 25 from Amazon). One of the most famous, as well as the biggest cups. If you have a long vagina, this is the ideal cup for you - it folds easily, is captured for insertion and extraction, and is also easy to clean.

DivaCup is the cup with which the majority begins, but we believe that this is not really the best option to start with, as it is one of the longest bowls we have tested. This means that any woman with a medium or short uterine neck will feel uncomfortable.

But, if you have a high cervix, DivaCup is a great option, it is smooth, comfortable and able to hold a large amount of blood. It has a hollow base that can accumulate blood and impurities more easily than cups with a solid stem, but we do not consider this a stumbling block.

Your best menstrual cup will probably depend on the shape of your vagina. But, after testing, we found out what, besides the size, makes this bowl good: for example, material and shape. In the presence of a lot of suitable. In this guide, we will also help you try to find a cup that perfectly matches your anatomy.

Why you should trust us

To answer this question, we talked with Dr. Jen Gunter, obstetrician-gynecologist, Jackie Bolen, a woman who conducts online menstrual cups and 15 different people who use menstrual cups. Мы также просмотрели все YouTube обзоры протестированных нами чашек, и прочитали стопку научных работ о том, как люди используют чашки, как чашки сравниваются с тампонами, как их можно правильно очистить в любом положении, и т.д.⇒ читать здесь.

There is a community of very active users of the menstrual cups, and, as part of our research, we read several very extensive blogs and websites that reviewed and discussed the subtleties of each model of the menstrual cups that we could find. We also read hundreds of reviews on Amazon for more than 20 different cups, including those that we haven’t finished testing. Since the use of the standard medical model of the vagina could not really simulate the stretching and “embrace” of the real thing, we spent about 12 hours building the most functionally realistic model.

Do you need it?

If you are a person who has “these days,” you can probably use the menstrual cup. Unlike other means that absorb your menstruation, you insert the menstrual cup into the vagina to hold all the blood and empty it several times a day. Like many things that are time-dependent, it all comes down to your personal comfort. Unbending cups lovers love eco-friendly cups that do not hit the wallet. But you need to get used to kapa and not everyone wants to go through it.

The most convincing argument in favor of the transition to the menstrual cup is that it is reusable. This is a plus for your wallet and for the environment. The average person who has menstruation spends between $ 40 and $ 70 per year on pads or tampons, and those pads and tampons often end up in landfills. (Before you go through any unnecessary sense of shame, be aware that in the large list of your personal wastes, menstruation products are just a small grain of sand). Menstrual cups can be used again and again for many years, eliminating costs and, ultimately, saving you money.

An additional advantage of menstrual cups over gaskets and tampons is that you only need to carry with you one and not a few. This makes cups popular with tourists who are worried about carrying too much weight. Instead of being in a pile of pads and tampons, you only need one cup. In addition, menstrual cups can hold up to 30 ml of liquid at a time, which means they can do better than even the most heavy-duty tampons.

Many menstrual cups also claim that using such cups eliminates the risk of toxic shock syndrome. This is not the case, and there was at least one confirmed case of TSS in a woman using a menstrual cup. But today it is almost impossible to study the true risk of menstrual cups, because they are still used by a relatively small number of people, and TSS is very rare. Therefore, if you switch to cups solely out of fear of TSS, do not do this. However, as with a swab, it is important not to leave the menstrual cap in for too long. You should not keep the cup inside for more than eight hours.

When it comes to menstrual cups, A long stance is a stumbling block for many people.. “The first few times you change it, you must feel like a serial killer, extracting it,” said Dr. Gunter. “I have no problem coping with the insertion and extraction of objects from the vagina, but the first time was something like“ HEU! ”. It took me a moment to get used to this process, and even for professionals, the use of a mouth guard requires the ability to handle menstruation better than using pads and tampons.

The cup captures and contains the menstrual fluid, so its use means removing the cup and pouring the fluid, and then washing it. Some of the women I spoke with said that they began to truly appreciate and enjoy this part of the process, as this is one of the ways to get to know your body better, but this may not be suitable for everyone. So, if the idea of ​​working closely with your own periods makes you disgusted, then menstrual cups are definitely not for you.

If you do not experience a terrible disgust when interacting with blood, are ready to manually insert objects into your own vagina and are ready to make some efforts to get used to something, would like to save money and reduce your environmental impact, the menstrual cup is a good choice.

How we chose

One of the problems in finding exactly the right cup for you is that not all vaginas have the same shape. Perhaps you already know which form is yours, but, most likely, it is not. This means that you most likely do not know which cup shape is best for your particular vaginal shape.

Later we will try to help you figure it out as best you can, but ultimately, often choosing the right cup is achieved by trial and error before you find what bloggers call the "Goldilocks Cup". We know that this is not a simple matter, since the cost of most cups ranges from $ 20 to $ 40 and is not refundable. The main reason we choose MeLuna is that it comes in different sizes and with a couple of different degrees of strength.

All cups differ in size and shape in the same way as the vagina. Again, most people do not really know their shape, and therefore they don’t know which menstrual cup is best located inside (you shouldn’t feel too much about the cup inside you, and, all the more, it shouldn’t cause pain). Determining the shape of your vagina is not easy, even for doctors.

“We can see a woman with a height of 1.52 and a 40-kilogram weight, which will have a short vagina, and we can see another [with the same parameters], which has the longest vagina and she easily gave birth to a child weighing 3.5 kg” - said Dr. Gunter. We will try to help you choose the right size, as far as it will be in our power, guided by the different sizes of the vagina.

Basically, menstrual cups come in two basic sizes: large and small (often referred to as A and B). Different companies define these sizes differently, but mostly large cups are designed for people who have already survived childbirth, and small ones for those who have not yet given birth. In addition, large cups hold more blood, but for most people who have not yet experienced childbirth, they are uncomfortably large.

If you do not know what your vagina is, it is unconventionally large or small, you should be guided by this classification and pick up the appropriate cup. (Some allowances distinguish between large and small cups as 30 years of age. This is absurd. If you choose between A and B, be guided by the fact of maternity experience.)

Our chosen MeLuna cup has a size grid that fits your body size, regardless of whether you exercise or have a childbirth, among other things. All cups with accessories (bags and cases).

When choosing your cup, it is much more important to choose the one that fits your size than to try to find one that can be used for the maximum amount of time or that can hold more blood. Some people will choose the menstrual cup, looking for one that they will not have to change even on days with the most abundant secretions.

However, this bowl can be very inconvenient to use. Unfortunately, the intensity of your menstruation and the size of your vagina do not correlate, that is, you can have a small vagina and at the same time very heavy monthly periods. Instead of looking at the volume that the cup can hold, you should try to choose the one with which it will be as comfortable as possible.

What do conventional pads and tampons contain

I'll start with the pads. The bottom layer is always plastic. It protects against leakage and does not decompose in its natural environment, unless it is a biodegradable plastic, which is extremely rare in hygiene products. The middle layer consists of cellulose fiber and absorbent substances of chemical origin. It is on the effective work of absorbents that commercials are focused, in which the blue liquid is instantly absorbed without leaving any marks on the napkin. The top layer can be made of viscose (soft surface) or polypropylene (surface "mesh"). White color manufacturers reach due to bleaching chlorine pads.

If the pads are “with the smell of chamomile” or another pleasant scent, then perfume fragrances and extracts are added to them. And there you can find something more interesting. So, in some gaskets I discovered:

  • Petrolatum (petrolatum) - a product of petrochemical origin.
  • BHT (butylhydroxytoluene) is a synthetic component used as an antioxidant as a remedy for rancidity. It has been proven that BHT is able to accumulate in human tissues and adversely affect the endocrine, nervous and respiratory systems of the body.

In tampons, fortunately, there are no such fillers, but if we talk about materials, it’s still the same mixture of cotton and wood pulp bleached with chlorine, polyester thread and plastic or cardboard applicators. It would seem that cotton and wood - what could be more natural? Not here it was! You have probably heard that it takes a lot of water to grow cotton. Do you know that cotton plantations account for almost a quarter of all pesticides used in the textile industry? After such a willy-nilly you will think about the contents of a seemingly harmless feminine hygiene product.

In order not to be unfounded, I will cite a few curious figures. In 2015, a survey was conducted in Argentina to find out whether pesticide residues contain popular brand tampons (including the American ob, Kotex, etc.), as well as sterile gauze and a number of medical cotton products. The results of laboratory tests unpleasantly surprised: in 85% of the samples tested, glyphosate was found to be the key ingredient of the Monsanto Roundup herbicide, which the World Health Organization today defines as a probable carcinogen (its former status is “possible carcinogen”). All products that participated in the study were purchased in regular stores in Argentina.

At a certain point, it made me wonder if I, a young girl, the expectant mother, would like to continue to use pads and tampons from materials potentially hazardous to health. The answer was obvious. Having carefully studied the market, I went to the pharmacy for my first organic pads.

The benefits of organic hygiene products

The main advantage is, of course, the quality of cotton and cellulose. Eco-friendly manufacturers use certified organic cotton and renewable wood pulp bleached with hydrogen peroxide, not chlorine. Such cotton is grown on controlled plantations using organic farming methods, it is not treated with pesticides. Instead of conventional plastic, eco-friendly gaskets use biodegradable, suitable for composting, and in tampons, the plastic applicator is replaced with a cardboard one.

Now about what eco-friendly gaskets and tampons can be found in Russia. The most common brands are Natracare (UK, Ecolabel and Soil Association ecolabels), Organyc (Italy, ICEA and Soil Association ecolabels), Vuokkoset (Finland, some include the North Swan ecolabel) and Naty (Sweden). Their cost in comparison with the usual means of hygiene bites: standard packing of gaskets costs on average from 260 to 400 rubles, and tampons - around 500 rubles for a package of 20 pieces.

All of these brands have daily and regular gaskets, tampons with and without applicators. After trying different ones (sometimes terrible examples came across, even superorganic ones), I chose for myself biodegradable pads Vuokkoset and tampons with an Organyc applicator, which showed themselves better than others - and used it exactly until I bought the menstrual cup.

Forget everything! And go to the menstrual cup

Menstrual cups, they are also called caps, are gaining increasing popularity - if you have not heard of them so far, this does not mean that none of your girlfriends use them. Just such things are not taken to discuss, but in vain. I just recently learned (when she raised the topic) that among my friends there are old fans of menstrual cups.

Surprisingly, the first time I heard about menstrual cups from a man. A friend told me that there are such things, thanks to which you can permanently abandon tampons and pads and thereby reduce the amount of garbage. I thought: after all, it's true, a woman throws out a lot of personal hygiene products in her entire life. In addition, each tampon and gasket are individually wrapped - and all this is “wrapped” again in plastic or cardboard.

One woman, on average, uses about 17,000 tampons and pads throughout her life.

The terrible numbers were spinning around in my head a long time ago, and yet I was not ready to switch to menstrual cups, although a couple of years ago I read a lot about them and was impressed with enthusiastic reviews. And so, in the last six months I began to think more often that it would be nice to buy a bowl of a good manufacturer and take the next step towards zero waste. I didn’t want to order such a thing via the Internet - for a start I needed to hold a mouthpiece in my hands in order to understand if I was really ready for it. All decided case. In September, I went to Helsinki, where I accidentally found the Ruohonjuuri ecomarket, and in it there is a whole stand with Lunette menstrual cups, which are produced here in Finland. Brand known as the British Mooncup. In general, I immediately perechupala all samples, made sure that I was ready, and asked the consultant to help with the choice of a suitable bowl.

How to choose a menstrual cup

The size. In fact, the flour of choice was only with color - I could not decide which one I like more. With the size of the menstrual cups, everything is simpler: there are two of them - for giving birth and not giving birth. Judging by the reviews on the Internet, in order not to be disappointed in the cups and avoid leaks, they should be bought in strict accordance with the dimensions. Even if you are 20 years old, but you are already a mother, take a bowl of a larger diameter.

Material. Menstrual cups are made of medical grade silicone, so they are hypoallergenic and completely safe for health. However, this does not mean that we should take the first one. Carefully read the manufacturer's website: in accordance with what standards produce bowls? What documents confirm their safety? What standards are they certified by? Capa is a very popular product today, and more and more companies that offer them appear lately. When choosing a bowl, make sure that the silicone does not contain phthalates, bisphenol A or heavy metals. You can send a request to the manufacturer if this information is not on the site.

By the way, thanks to medical silicone it is possible not to be afraid of toxic shock syndrome when using a bowl, but with tampons there is a risk of TSS, which their manufacturers always warn in instructions.

How to use the menstrual cup

One bowl is designed for an average of three years. Before the first use, as well as at the beginning of each cycle, it must be sterilized using special means - they are usually produced by the bowl manufacturers themselves, or boiled in plenty of water, but not longer than five minutes. During menstruation period, thoroughly rinse the bowl with soap (mild, preferably without fragrances) under warm running water.

During my last trip to Finland, I bought a special Lunette disinfectant. The composition of it is safe (and even suitable for vegans), the consumption is small, so enough for a long time. He also has a pH4, that is, close to the pH of the vagina, so it’s more comfortable to use than ordinary soap.

Prepared a bowl for use - go to the bathroom. Wash your hands, fold the bowl in half - this is how you need to insert it, carefully relax the muscles of the pelvis and place the bowl in the same place. To make everything go smoothly, you need to relax properly - trust my experience. Unlike tampons, the cup is located in the lower part of the vagina, and thanks to a convenient tail, you will have no problems with removing it. To easily and without discomfort remove the bowl, pull it by the tail and gently squeeze the base of the bowl with your fingers. Do it with clean hands.

Some girls complain that the cup eventually begins to smell unpleasant. To prevent this from happening, rinse the bowl with cold water before rinsing it after use.

The cup is really very easy to use! Do not believe - watch the video.

Rest only in our dreams!

The first time I could not go through the whole cycle with the menstrual cup - I had enough for two days, I used gaskets at night. Not knowing what to expect, I often checked that everything was in order. All day I was thinking only about this and by the evening I was pretty tired of such thoughts.

Another time I decided to leave my cap for the night - and tossing and turning until the morning. There was no feeling of discomfort, but only the fear that a leak would occur. Утром выяснилось, что переживала я зря. Наверное, так было с каждой женщиной, решившей попробовать капу. Едва ли это можно назвать недостатком менструальных чаш, скорее это наш страх перед чем-то, не укладывающимся в рамки привычного, — он быстро проходит. Следующую ночь я снова спала с чашей, но уже спокойно.

Чем мне нравится менструальная чаша

Во-первых, я сделала ещё один шаг к жизни без мусора, и это круто! Мне всегда было неприятно отправлять в мусорное ведро средства личной гигиены.

Во-вторых, я сэкономила семейному бюджету приличную сумму. Having spent 28 euros once (something like 2000 rubles), I forgot about the cost of hygiene for the next three years. Given the cost of organic pads and tampons that I used until now, I can recoup the menstrual cup in about four months. Four months out of 36!

By the way, in the supermarket Prisma in Lappeenranta Lunette is also sold and costs 23 euros!

Thirdly, the menstrual cup is the most convenient feminine hygiene product. I admit, after the first use I did not think so, and after the second, too. But when the process of delicate input and extraction was mastered, I instantly felt the difference. It does not interfere, like a gasket, and, unlike a tampon, which you want to quickly remove, you do not feel the cup at all. In this case, you can do yoga with capa (without inverted poses, of course), swim, travel, dance - in general, do whatever your heart desires. The main thing is not to forget that it is inside :)

And finally - the bowl does not need to be changed as often as gaskets and tampons. With my Lunette, you can safely walk up to 12 hours - and no unpleasant smell or discomfort. With pads and tampons everything is completely different, you yourself know.

Lunette menstrual cups are made in Finland from medical silicone. They are odorless, do not contain rubber latex and are completely safe - do not cause vaginal candidiasis or cystitis. Lunette are suitable for girls and women of all ages, including virgins and women using contraceptive rings. These cups do not dry the vaginal mucosa like swabs.

Ufff! Well, I told you about my experience in using eco-friendly feminine hygiene products. I would be glad if you share yours. Tried organic pads and tampons? What did you like and what didn't? I'm sure among you there are fans of menstrual cups. Tell us how long you use them, how soon you got used to them.

Read the history of the appearance of menstrual cups and the results of research on their safety in my article “Again about menstrual cups. History and safety studies. ”

Hello! I am Nastya, a journalist and ecobloger. Improving my life through ecology and getting you started. I tell about an eco-friendly life easily, interestingly, with brains and without fanaticism.

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