How safe are menstrual cups?

How safe are menstrual cups?

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Let's talk about menstrual cups, one of my absolute favourite period products! They're an amazing option for a safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly period experience, but it's important to use them correctly and take proper care of your health.

Here's why,

First off, our Intheflow menstrual cups are made from soft, flexible, medical-grade silicone that has been designed to move with your body. To celebrate innovation and where we are today, you might like to know that in the 1960s, they were made from aluminium. Ouch! 

High-quality menstrual cups are hypoallergenic and don't contain any harmful chemicals like BPA, phthalates, or latex. So you can have peace of mind knowing you're using a product that's gentle and safe for your body. They do not dry out the vagina's natural moisture and those that report pain and discomfort from tampons, often report that a menstrual cup is far more comfortable for them.

 

Menstrual cup users have reported several benefits in making the swap. These include cramps being more manageable, more time and freedom in between freshening up, no soggy string or risk of leaking, no monthly costs of single-use items, and a big tick on the list, being able to wear them to bed.

 

A model is pictured sleeping with the copy "wear up to 12 hours, day or night" and a larger heading that reads "sleep"

 

Now, as with any menstrual product, there are a few things to keep in mind. Improper insertion or removal of the cup can cause discomfort, irritation, or even injury to your vaginal walls, especially if the cup is too big or not placed properly. So make sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid any mishaps.

Also, it's crucial not to leave the cup in for too long. Keeping it in for more than 12 hours can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called toxic shock syndrome (TSS), which is caused by bacterial toxins. So remember to empty and clean your cup regularly (every 4 to 6 hours) to maintain a healthy and happy period.

To stay on the safe side, always wash your hands before and after handling a menstrual cup. And if you're new to using menstrual cups, using a backup method like a pad during your first few cycles can be a great idea. It helps you get used to the cup and ensures a confident and leak-free experience.

 

 

Keep in mind that menstrual cups might not be suitable for everyone. If you have certain medical conditions like vaginal prolapse or a history of TSS, it's a good idea to chat with your healthcare provider before diving into cup usage. And hey, everyone's body is unique, so if you find menstrual cups uncomfortable or tricky to use, don't worry! There are plenty of other menstrual products out there to suit your needs and preferences.

In a nutshell, menstrual cups are an awesome choice for a safe and eco-friendly period. Just remember to use them correctly, follow good hygiene practices, and listen to your body. You might need to try a couple of sizes before you find 'the one', and for that reason, we have a money-saving twin pack. (We've got you).

All of our products come with an instruction manual, and if you have any questions of concerns, you can reach us at any time. 

If you have any concerns or medical conditions, it's always a good idea to reach out to your healthcare provider. Happy flowing! ūüĆüūüíē

 

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