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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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¿Puedo utilizar una copa menstrual durante una cirugia laparoscópica de la vesícula ?

Hola, Le preguntaría al médico de antemano si está bien usar una copa menstrual. Lleva protección alternativa por si acaso. ¡Buena suerte y buena salud!

4 days ago 5
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why is my menstrual cup slipping when i’m pooping?

Hello There! First, it will take some practice inserting, positioning, and removing, a menstrual cup. Not everyone can be so lucky to get it down 100% correct the first time. So, don't be discouraged...

January 12, 2021 5
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I’ve been trying for SEVEN years..

PS. Here's video link that might help: How to Insert & Remove a Menstrual Cup with Tips!

January 9, 2021 5
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I’ve been trying for SEVEN years..

Hello There! First, I'm proud of you for not giving up after all this time. I know it's probably meaningless coming from a stranger, but some people give up after the first time they insert a cup. It's...

January 9, 2021 5
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Unable to insert the cup

Hello There! Using a cup should never be painful during any of the processes of inserting, using, or removing it. Practice will help and so will a bit of water-based lubricate. Depending on the cup,...

January 8, 2021 5
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Menstrual cup discomfort and weird suction problem

Hello Again! I'm happy to hear that most of the issues you were experiencing are now gone. For the last one, try letting the cup open a little lower before pushing it into place. Hopefully, when the...

January 8, 2021 5
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Correct position of the menstrual cup?

Hi There! The cup should sit however it is comfortable as long as it is inserted correctly just under or around the cervix. Make sure to aim the folded cup down and back towards your tailbone and not...

January 7, 2021 5
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Why do I feel bloated after inserting a menstrual cup?

Hello There! If you're new to using menstrual cups, it could just be an awareness that "something" is there. It's new and we tend to think about it. For most, the feeling will go away. However, if...

December 27, 2020 5
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Should I get a new cup, or keep what I have?

Hello There! I can understand your concern although I may not have the same phobias as you do. I also feel the same about the floor around the toilet compared to the "regular" floor and will often throw...

December 9, 2020 5
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Hello There! First, I have to thank you for sharing that your cervix has corrected itself each time you've had issues with it getting pulled down. So many people panic and swear off using a menstrual...

December 6, 2020 2
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ניקוי הגביעונית ואורך חייה

,היי שחר .שטיפה טובה עם סבון ומים תעשה את העבודה. לא כולן מרתיחות את הגביעונית שלהן באופן קבוע כל חודש    🙂 אם...

November 26, 2020 5
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MC hurts while inserting because it always vacuum even if still not fully in. Is it normal?

Hello There! You might want to try a few different folds. Some keep the cup folded up until you're ready for it to open. They might need a little help opening after they're inserted, but it's better...

November 26, 2020 5
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What am I doing wrong?

Hello There! I'm sorry that you're having some issues with the OrganiCup. Although it has a soft body, the rim is firm and usually seems to open fairly easily. First, make sure that you're inserting...

November 23, 2020 5
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Aiwo cup FDA registration

You probably already researched some of this so I apologize in advance. It can be hard to find a registration for a cup on the FDA list if the company or manufacturer doesn't register a cup under a specific...

November 22, 2020 5
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Sex with Ziggy

Hi There! It's always possible that there's a little excess blood in the vaginal canal. Especially since it seems a lot of people are able to "auto-empty" their menstrual discs when they sit on the toilet...

November 21, 2020 5
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Ziggy cup & using the toilet

Hi There! It seems to be a common thing with all menstrual discs even though the Ziggy Cup has a "leak-proof double rim". Some people say that that's one of the reasons that they like using a menstrual...

November 21, 2020 5
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Slight discomfort after removing the cup

Hello There! First of all, congrats on trying a menstrual cup for the first time. I know it can be quite frustrating at first, but with practice, it will get easier. There's been a few times that my...

November 11, 2020 5
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Hello! I don't know if it's "normal" but I also don't think it's uncommon. Everyone has varying sensitivity when it comes to their urethra. Yours may just want to activate when there's pressure applied...

November 10, 2020 2
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I am 19,sexually active with a high cervix. Which cup size should i use,s,m,l?

Hello There! If you have a high cervix, I would suggest a medium or large. The cup will be easier to reach when it's time to remove it. Otherwise, a small cup can migrate higher around your cervix and...

November 6, 2020 5
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Insertion Trouble

Hello There! The Pee Safe Cups might be wider than some of the other small-sized cups on the market. A narrower cup might be more comfortable for you to insert if you feel like it's too big/wide. But,...

November 6, 2020 5
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