How do we feel about menstrual cups ladies? I’m a relatively new convert but now that I am, I want to share my experience with you. I’m going to tell you about the brand I use and also recommend what I think is the best menstrual cup for mums.
I never thought I’d be someone who could be comfortable with wearing a menstrual cup and only bought one to try after a couple of people raved so much about them. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea in theory but the idea of it put me off as did the fact I was convinced I wouldn’t feel like it was secure and I’d be super conscious all day wearing one rather than my usual tampon.
The benefits of using a Menstrual cup are huge – there are the obvious money-saving and sustainability benefits as you’re using a reusable product rather than having to buy tampons or pads every month. In fact, the average woman can save more than 500 pads or tampons over two years if they replace them with a menstrual cup.
There’s also the fact that you can wear your menstrual cup for 8 – 12 hours, day or night – even with a heavy flow so in theory, you really can just get on with your day without thinking about it.
And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s a fact that tampons and sanitary pads absorb and can interfere with the natural PH balance of everything down there but a Menstrual cup simply collects which means that it eliminates any dryness and keeps your PH levels as they should be.
Anyway, the same day I had the conversation at work with my friend telling me that buying a menstrual cup would change my life, the fantastic Facebook advertising algorithms magically showed me an ad with a deal by a company that I can’t for the life of me remember. They were on offer and cost £10 for two which felt like a good deal so I ordered them and decided to give them a go.
It arrived and looked pretty much as I’d expected it to look…
The instructions said to flatten the top together and fold it up into a ‘C’ shape before inserting it but I found that really hard to do if I’m honest, the cup seemed quite rigid which made it really difficult. Every time I tried to pop it in, it would pop out of the shape it was in making it hard to get into position.
I’ll not share too much information here but I had one full-on disaster thanks to it not being inserted correctly and at that point, I decided that menstrual cups were 100% not for me.
A couple of months later, I was sitting watching Youtube when I saw a review for a different brand – OrganiCup and after reading all of the reviews online that I could find, I decided to take the plunge and order one for myself. I did have a bit more confidence as most of the reviews I read said it was quite a soft cup that was perfect for beginners like me which reassured me loads and my thinking was that if it was softer then it would hold its shape easier when I was inserting it.
This is the one (aff link) – Organicup (Size B) which is the size that’s recommended for ladies who have had a vaginal birth or who have a heavy flow. They also do a mini version and one in a Size A.
Go on, give it a go!
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