The Menstrual Cup Movement
For decades, women have used either pads or tampons to deal with their monthly flow. If you're reading this, then you may have noticed that a change is happening; in fact, you're part of that change. Over the past few years, more women have been turning to reusable menstrual products. If not for word of mouth, YouTube videos, and blogs many of us would never have known about the existence of menstrual cups.
A menstrual cup is an internal form of menstrual protection. Unlike tampons, which are known to dry out your insides, menstrual cups collect rather than absorb our flow. Most cups are made from soft, flexible medical grade silicone (MeLuna is made from TPE, and the Keeper from rubber).
A menstrual cup transforms those dreaded 5-7 days into just any other normal day of the month. With a cup you can have all the beneficial features of pads and tampons. Swim, run and hike without worrying about that 4-hour window. Have 6+ hours of protection without rashes or chaffing.
Why Aren't Menstrual Cups More Mainstream
The answer is simple, it all comes down to finances. Pads and tampons are manufactured by big brand companies who invest thousands of dollars in spreading public awareness through advertising. Have you ever seen a menstrual cup advertisement on television? I haven't, and this can be explained by the fact that menstrual cup companies are small businesses without access to the level of funding needed to spread the message.
This is where you and I come in with the power of word of mouth. Women around the world are being blown away by the impact these cups are having on their lives. I'm sure by now you've seen the various YouTube videos, and blogs 😉 of women sharing their menstrual cup experiences. So if you're on this page congratulations on taking the step towards changing your menstrual life for the better!
Complete newbie and don't know where to start? If you'd like to try a menstrual cup but don't know where to start, then you're in the right place. I'll walk you through the 4 steps you need to take to choose the right cup for your body, just click here to get started.
Already made your decision, bought a cup, now need some help? Well you're in the right place too. All those awesome menstrual cup benefits come with a price... a learning curve. By the time you've mastered the art of using a menstrual cup, you're going to know more about your body than you ever thought possible.
Every woman's body is unique, but when using a menstrual cup these three things should be the same:
- The cup rim should sit comfortably below the cervix
- The cup base should be close to the vaginal opening for easy removal
- Once inserted, you shouldn’t feel the cup.
If this isn't the case when using your cup, you may need help customizing it for a better fit. You can click any of the links below if you need help: