Believe me, it’s beyond my comfort zone to even write about the so-called menstrual cup. But I just have to … It’s … something … new to me. It’s been around since the 1930s but apparently it’s the first time I’ve heard about it. So for me, it’s something strange but … fascinating.
So what exactly is a menstrual cup? Simply, it is a cup that catches and holds menstrual flow. Like a tampon, it is inserted into the vaginal cavity, but unlike a tampon, it is reusable. It is made out of silicone so it could be worn longer than tampons and pads without leaking. At the end of the day, it is emptied, washed and used again (even for years!).
And how does one actually insert a menstrual cup? The menstrual cup can be folded (like an umbrella) before inserting it inside. Once it is inside the vaginal cavity, it is put in place and unfolded to its bell-like shape. Women who have used it say that it takes a little practice to get it right. I say, watch some YouTube tutorial videos first before giving it a try!
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