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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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leakage issues

Hello There! Although you've been practicing using a menstrual cup over the last few periods, I'm going to go over some common issues and how you might be able to resolve them. Bare with me if you already...

October 5, 2021 5
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Switching from Cups to Discs?

Discs are a hit or miss. Some people love them and others don't. Because they are inserted and positioned differently than a cup, they're not supposed to apply any extra pressure. However, there have...

October 3, 2021 5
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Esterelização

Além de esterilizar o copo antes de usá-lo da primeira vez, você não precisa esterilizar novamente a menos que precise de uma limpeza profunda. Muitas pessoas não esterilizam seus copos antes e depois...

October 3, 2021 5
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Help with cup size

Hello There! I don't have the extra small PeeSafe. I have cups that look like the small and large PeeSafe but do not have the same name. I can't say how much more the small will hold than the extra...

October 3, 2021 5
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Cup Troubleshooting (Softer Cup?)

Hello There! I have been trying to use the Lily Cup One on and off for about a year now. It’s painful to insert and remove, and is uncomfortable during wear. The times that it isn’t uncomfortable...

August 29, 2021 5
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Sore during wear

I use Organicup size A. I don’t have any problem getting the cup in or out nor opening it. But my vagina walls feels very sore after 3-4 hours in. Its a stabbing kind of pain and cramping. When i used...

August 28, 2021 5
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Menstrual cup opening halfway

Hello There! I found two ways that have helped me with more than one issue when inserting a very firm cup. 1. Insert your index finger along with the folded cup. There's a tampon that I used to use...

August 26, 2021 5
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Started using larger menstrual cup and am spotting between periods

Hello There! I'm not exactly sure what is going on there. If you continue to have spotting when you normally wouldn't, I would suggest seeking medical advice. There might be something else going on....

August 22, 2021 5
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menstrual cup slipping down throughout wear

Hello There! It sounds like you have the wrong size or shape. It not making a good seal or your pelvic floor is weakened. I would suggest trying a cup with a wider diameter or a bell-shaped cup with...

August 17, 2021 5
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general help for a new user

Hi There! It may take some time to learn how to get a cup inserted and positioned just right, but it should never be painful. Some water-based lubricants can be of big help to ease a cup in. A tip to...

August 17, 2021 5
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Crooked Menstrual Cup

I'm sorry, the only suggestion other than to try a different cup would be to trim the stem and see if it feels better. I don't think it's the shape or position of your cervix. Sometimes a cup just isn't...

August 17, 2021 5
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Crooked Menstrual Cup

Hello There! Is the cup collecting when this happens? This is one of the common things that can happen when the cervix blocks the rim from opening correctly. It happens often when a cup is completely...

August 16, 2021 5
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Leaking after a few hours

Hello There! Commonly, people who experience leaks but find that a cup is only 1/2 full are using a cup that is too small or too short. -If you have a low cervix, your cervix can be sitting deep into...

August 15, 2021 5
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Menstrual Cup Smells

If you have a high cervix and using a small-sized cup, the cup could be sitting up higher around your cervix allowing it to dip in and compromise the capacity. Like when you fill a drinking glass to the...

August 10, 2021 5
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Regarding the stem of the cup

A lot of cups don't have that ball (or whatever the thickened shape maybe) at the end of the stem and they're still easy to remove. It may keep your fingers from sliding off of the end, but if it's uncomfortable...

August 10, 2021 5
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My cup doesnot create full suction

Hi There! - Make sure that the cup is properly inserted: In a squatting position, aim the folded cup down and back towards your tailbone. The cervix isn't normally located straight up into the vaginal...

August 8, 2021 5
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Painful and exhausting insertion and removal

My first time using a cup (Evacopa size 2, it’s a local brand) has been a bit of a disaster. It took me 2 days of attempts to insert and another 2 days to remove, so it was up there for a full day, which...

August 3, 2021 5
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how to insert a pretty women cup

Hello There! I would not suggest using olive oil or any other type of oil as lubrication. It may compromise the silicone over type causing it to deteriorate more quickly. Instead, I would suggest a...

July 27, 2021 5
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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...

July 23, 2021 5
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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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