Are you ready to say goodbye to the sanitary pad? Here's what you need to know about this life-changing (and environment-saving) alternative.
From cramps to mood swings to that bloated feeling, red days can be quite a challenge. You shouldn't have to add the worry of not feeling protected during your red days.
Prepare to say goodbye to period stains, napkin marks, and the foul odor that comes red days. The menstrual cup is every girl boss’ life saver to doing what she wants even on her period.
As fun as that sounds, the idea of sticking a cup inside of you can be daunting. Here are some important facts you should know about your menstrual cup.
First thing's first, what's a menstrual cup?
A menstrual cup is a flexible bell-shaped cup women can insert in their vagina to catch the blood flow even before it leaves the vagina. It’s usually made of silicone, rubber, latex, or TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer).
How do you use it?
It’s not a one-size fits all scenario. Every vagina has a different cervix space: some being low, when you can feel your cervix with just the tip of your finger; some are very high, when you need to stick your whole finger in before you
can actually feel your cervix; and a lot of variations in between. Take this quiz and find the perfect cup for you!
As for getting it in, your vaginal muscles adjust to the size and shape of your menstrual cup, and your menstrual cup adjusts in size to get through the canal then expands once its inside.
Can it get lost inside me?
Nope! But like any skill using a menstrual cup takes practice. If you feel like it’s stuck and you’re struggling to take it out, breathe in and relax. Slowly feel your way to your cup, secure your thumb and your middle finger in a pinching position around the cup. Use your index finger to fold the cup ‘til it feels like a fortune cookie, then gently pull it out.
Be extra careful and make sure your cup has enough space to discharge the collected blood. When you’ve successfully pulled out your cup, pour out the blood, properly clean the cup then you can reinsert it and be free from period drama for the next 12 hours!
Does it cause Toxic Shock Syndrome?
Toxic Shock Syndrome happens when you keep a tampon too long inside you; or you don’t practice proper feminine hygiene, especially throughout your cycle. That causes the release of toxins from an overgrowth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
Fortunately, the risk of TSS from menstrual cups is extremely low, and happens only IF you don’t clean your cup properly and regularly. Ladies, meet your new BFF - the sterilizer.
Why should I use it?
It’s safer! For you, the environment, and your wallet!
Aside from the low risk for TSS, one cup will last you years compared to the 30 pads/tampons you’ll need every cycle. That’s a lot of reduced trash and a lot of saved cash!
It leaves you worry-free! Gone are the days where your period stops you from doing what you want. Workout? Swim? Wear those white jeans you’ve been dying to wear to match the new top you just got. Yes. You.Can!
Red days shouldn’t hold you back from doing anything. Whether you choose to try a menstrual cup or stick to the napkins you’re used to, you need to step up your red day routine by using GynePro Ultra Protection feminine wash which is made especially for red days! Made with Chlorhexidine digluconate it gives you tri-power protection against red day odor, itch, and irritation.
With the menstrual cup and GynePro Ultra Protection feminine wash, you can conquer your red days! So you’re not just going zero waste — you’re going zero drama, too! Now that’s an upgrade. But, as with trying out anything new, it's safest to consult your OB-GYNE before taking the leap.