Menstrual cup: Is it my cup?

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What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup made of silicone or rubber that is inserted into the vagina to catch menstrual flow, rather than absorbing it like a tampon or pad.

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Advantages of Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are designed for a long term use, which actually is cost beneficiary and eco-friendly compared to tampons and pads.

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Cost effective

A menstrual cup is cheaper than tampons and pads in long term because it is reusable.

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Flexible

The cup doesn’t absorb your menstrual flow like tampons or pads do. Most menstrual cups are made of silicone or rubber.

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Reduced vaginal irritation

Some women experience vaginal irritation during periods. You won't have to deal with that when using the menstrual cup.

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Environment friendly

Since a menstrual cup can be used over and over again, they are environment friendly. These cups are also disposable.

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Is menstrual cup right for you?

Anyone can use a menstrual cup, including women who have a vaginal contraceptive ring.

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What are the disadvantages?

Like everything else, there are also some drawbacks to using menstrual cups.

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Cleaning in public

Because the menstrual cup must be emptied and washed with soap and water before being reinserted, some women find it less convenient to use at work or whenever they are not at home.

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Discomfort when inserted improperly

It takes some time to adjust to using a menstrual cup and when it is inserted incorrectly, it may irritate you.

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