Menstrual Cups 101

Swimming with a Menstrual Cup

Let’s cut to the chase. Can you safely go swimming while wearing a menstrual cup? The short answer is a definitive YES! Now, let’s back that up with some facts, stats and some personal user stories. A menstrual cup is worn completely ...

Tampons & Pads vs. Menstrual Cups & Cloth Pads – What’s Right for You?

Living in the 21st century, we have more periods than any women of previous generations ever did. This is because we live longer, have a better diet, and – in many developed countries – are pregnant and breastfeeding less often. The average woman ...

Valve Menstrual Cups

There are a handful of “valve” style menstrual cups floating around the market and it seems that all of them can be found on Alibaba or AliExpress. Not all of them are of the best quality and you can often tell by the price. It is your body and ...

Menstrual Cups & Prolapse

  To begin understanding the following topic, you need to understand what a “prolapse” is. A prolapse is when a certain part or organ within the body slips forward or down. The Cervix The cervix is typically not located straight up and ...

Menstrual Cup Shapes Explained

While all menstrual cups were created to collect menstrual flow, not all menstrual cups were created equal. Not all will feel equally comfortable or be easy to reach for every person. Different features in a cup will change its shape. How Do I ...

New Frequently Asked Questions for 2020

Which menstrual cup is best for beginners? There is no such thing as a single menstrual cup that is best for a beginner. It all depends on which menstrual cup is the most comfortable and easiest to reach. To be able to determine this, you need ...

Menstrual Cups and Internal Birth Control

Many people have been successful with using internal birth control, such as an IUD or a NuvaRing®, alongside using a menstrual cup.

Menstrual Cups and Allergies

Can a menstrual cup give you an allergic reaction? This is a common concern and question that is frequently asked due to sensitivity or allergies that could be experienced due to materials used to make menstrual cups or products that may be ...

Menstrual Cup Firmness Explained

Firmness is not something that most, if any, menstrual cup companies mention. At best, it is described as a cup that is made out of a “soft silicone”. However, we all have different interpretations of what “soft” is and to what degree. There is ...

Low Capacity Menstrual Cups – It might be What You Need!

“Low capacity” is not typically a great selling point or something that people search for when choosing a menstrual cup. However, everyone has their reasons for seeking the cup that they do. While most menstrual cup companies won’t use this ...

High Capacity Menstrual Cups

Whether you’re looking for a cup for your extremely heavy flow, or seeking a cup to hold you all day with a moderate flow, a “high capacity” cup is generally what works best! First of all, it depends on how heavy your flow is. Remember, what we ...

Virgins: You CAN use a Menstrual Cup

Frequently Asked Questions by Virgins – ANSWERED! In this article, I’m going to cover a few frequently asked menstrual cup questions (by virgins) I’ve come across while writing and researching all things period related. The issues that I’m ...

Menstrual Cups in Public Bathrooms

A menstrual cup holds more than a tampon and should keep you dry for a longer amount of time. Depending on your flow, you may even be able to use your menstrual cup for the full 12 hours, or the brand’s suggested length of time, before needing to ...

Menstrual Cup Stems – Everything You Need To Know

Menstrual cups are designed with many different features from one cup to the next. One of those features that may vary between brands is the stem. A cup may have a long stick, tab, ball, ring, no stem at all, or may have a mixture of these. They can ...

Where To Buy Menstrual Cups? Online and in Person

Now that menstrual cups are becoming more popular, more stores and online shops have been popping up. You might even be able to find either a physical or an online store that is locally-owned. However, they're still not as widely popular as ...

What’s the Difference Between V-Shaped cups and Bell-Shaped Cups?

Some people are fortunate enough that it doesn't matter what shape or design of a menstrual cup that they use. For others, they may experience difficulties reaching their cup to remove it, or finding it uncomfortable while wearing.

Do I Need a New Menstrual Cup After Giving Birth?

Some people are fortunate enough that it doesn't matter what shape or design of a menstrual cup that they use.  For others, they may experience difficulties reaching their cup to remove it, or finding it uncomfortable while wearing.

How To Use a Menstrual Cup

Learn everything on how to use a menstrual cup - Folding Techniques, Insertion, Removal (including when to empty), Caring for your cup and Troubleshooting

Menstrual Cup vs Menstrual Disc

Both a menstrual cup and a menstrual disc collect your menstrual flow instead of absorbing it like a pad or tampon. An average large-sized menstrual cup will hold approximately the same amount as a menstrual disc

Menstrual Cups for Homeless or Developing Countries

Menstrual cups are a great idea for anyone – as long as they have access to clean water. Otherwise, it can cause some problems.