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Anakalia aka Red Herring got an early start in the medical field at 15 years old when she was hired by Kapiolani Hospital (Hawaii) to public speak about teen sex and the hardship of teen pregnancy & parenting. Testing out of high school early, she then went on to be valedictorian in college (medical studies). During and after college, she worked for the very OB-GYN who delivered her first child. In 1996, while searching for another product, Red Herring came across a menstrual disc. While she didn't use them consistently, it opened her eyes to alternative menstrual products for the future. Red Herring has been sharing her experience and knowledge of menstrual cups on YouTube since 2015. She has worked on or with several menstrual cup companies but chooses not to be credited. "I want to help people find the right menstrual cup for their situation. Not pressure them to buy a menstrual cup [that I might have helped with] for the sake of sales."
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Large size

Age, pregnancies, or sexual experience don't matter as long as the cup is comfortable and has the capacity you want. There should be no health issues as long as it is removed at least twice a day to be...

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comprei o tamanho errado, tem problema?

Não importa a sua idade, se é virgem ou se esteve grávida. Se você se sentir confortável usando o tamanho maior, não há problema em usar. A anatomia de cada pessoa é diferente.

July 15, 2021 5
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Can i donate cup i no longer use?

Most companies don't suggest sharing cups, but I know a lot of people are comfortable with their sanitizing methods to give or accept a previously used cup. In fact, there are several FB 'Menstrual Cup...

July 6, 2021 5
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Menstrual cup when swimming

3 hours is not much time at all. I'm sorry that cups haven't cut it yet 🙁 Even if you were able to empty your cup that often, you shouldn't have to. It's so strange! I mean, not that the cup works...

July 1, 2021 5
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My Period!

Hi There! On average, a person will experience their first period in their early teen years; 12-13, but it can start sooner. The first few years are likely to be irregular until the hormones balance...

July 1, 2021 5
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Menstrual cup when swimming

I was just thinking about you recently. We've been experiencing a heatwave (47c degrees yesterday) and when it was cool enough, I used my weighted hula-hoop while I was also testing a teen-sized cup....

June 29, 2021 5
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cervix inside cup

Hi There! Have you ever tried just "burping" the cup? Basically, just pinching the base to force out any air. It breaks the seal and if you don't release it, it shouldn't create a vacuum or suction...

June 28, 2021 5
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Is size A of Organicup suitable for me

Hello There! Unfortunately, I can't tell you if a cup (of any size) is going to feel comfortable or be easy to reach without some additional information. Your age and penetrative experience only give...

June 24, 2021 5
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Me Luna cup S (classic & sport) – Leaking

Hello There! Our cervix moves throughout our cycle. It's at its highest position at the peak of ovulation and then moves lower right before we start our period. Around the middle to the end of our period,...

June 16, 2021 5
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Pressure on urethra and anal canal due to menstrual cups

Hello There! If you're comfortable removing the cup without a stem, you can try turning it inside out. This will make the cup slightly shorter, narrower, and softer. It's safe to wear this way and you...

June 15, 2021 5
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Leaking Issue With Menstrual Cup After Troubleshooting

It doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong. In fact, it sounds like you covered everything that I would suggest checking. The only thing I could advise is to wipe the stem and grip rings anyhow,...

June 14, 2021 5
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Diva Cup 1 slips – recommended replacement?

What is my problem here? No one can say for certain why this is happening, but we can make suggestions on what might be causing it. Usually, when someone tells me their cup is slipping, it's because...

June 9, 2021 5
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Hello There, You might benefit from a narrower cup. It should ease some of the pressure that might be causing the cramping issue. My suggestions would be the small Venus Cup or the Nari-Yari. I believe...

June 9, 2021 2
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Menstrual cup when swimming

Hi Red Herring, Thank you again for replying to me. The cup that I’m using at the moment is the organicup. When I first started trying menstrual cups I brought just a cheap one off ebay because I didn’t...

June 6, 2021 5
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Menstrual cup when swimming

OH NO!!! I'm sorry that happened! 🙁 I would be so frustrated as well. I might have even given up, but I can tell that you still want to make it work and I want it to work for you. I briefly scanned...

June 5, 2021 5
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pain when using the cup

Hi There! I'm sorry, I don't exactly know what's going on. My only guess is that your body changed, either from age, stopping or starting training or sport, or PFM tone. Have you considered trying a...

June 2, 2021 5
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Does your cup stay in place or does it slip down?

Hello There! I'm not really sure what's going on there, but it could just be the wrong cup for you. Do you have a very heavy flow or a high cervix? Does the cup apply too much pressure to your urethra,...

May 31, 2021 5
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Itching / infection after using menstrual cup

Hello There! I'm sorry that you're experiencing that. I might give up if that was a constant thing, too. While I don't know what's going on, I can lend some suggestions that might help. Are these cups...

May 22, 2021 5
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I’m confused please help!!!

Hello There, Do you mean that your period is late? If this is so, many things can cause your period to be late. Stress, diet, medication, are a few of them. You can spot during pregnancy so it's a...

May 20, 2021 5
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First Menstrual Cup Experience | Please Help!

Hello There! Congrats on switching to a menstrual cup! ...and for removing it after it migrated high! This scenario can make people run from using cups if they don't know better. Anyhow, if you had...

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