9 Common Myths about Menstrual Cups
Menstrual cups should be a relatively common menstrual care product today, but many females lack understanding of menstrual cups, so they will be somewhat discouraged. Coupled with some rumors and slander about insertable menstrual care products, more and more misconceptions began to be spread. A virgin cannot use it, it is easy to get sick, and the foreign body sensation is very strong... These so-called shortcomings of menstrual cups may be just some simple misunderstandings. Today we might as well sort out some of the shortcomings of menstrual cups that you think they have, but do not actually exist.
Myth 1. Menstrual cups are reusable menstrual products that can create hygiene hazards:
There is no authenticity in it. Menstrual cups are better than disposable tampons and disposable pads. Most menstrual cups made by head brands (such as luckypads) are made of medical-grade silicone. The quality of medical silica gel is dense and stable, with excellent antibacterial properties, it is not easy to produce small cracks on the surface, easy to clean, and will not leave room for bacteria to survive
Myth 2. Virgins can’t use menstrual cups:
The first thing we need to know is that as long as the body usually develops, the hymen is never closed, but has holes of different shapes. Generally, these holes can reach 1-1.5cm or even higher, enough to fit a folded menstrual cup. If the menstrual cup is worn correctly, it will not affect the hymen.
Myth 3. Menstrual cups have a robust foreign body sensation:
When you insert a menstrual cup into your vagina, it touches the Non-inductive nerve part of the vaginal wall, so it doesn't feel like a foreign body unless you're wearing it the wrong way. So before using it, you must know its correct procedure to avoid bodily sensations.
And on the other hand, these menstrual cups were invented to relieve women's menstrual discomfort. If they did the opposite, how could they be favored by such a wide range of female consumers worldwide?
Myth 4. You can’t urinate while wearing a menstrual cup:
Using menstrual cups will not affect urination, and women can urinate normally. Menstrual cups are placed directly in the vagina, and urine is excreted from the urethra, so using a menstrual cup will not affect urination, but if you still find any problem, you can consult with your specialist or change your posture.
Myth 5. Menstrual cups get lost in the vagina:
Once the menstrual cup is placed in the vagina, it automatically opens into a fixed position. The short stem at the bottom of the menstrual cup keeps the cup balanced in the vagina and also makes it easy to remove it so you don't have to worry about it disappearing in your body.
Myth 6. If you have an IUD, you can’t use a menstrual cup:
Under normal circumstances, the IUD is in the uterine cavity, while the menstrual cup is used in your vagina, and the two do not affect. in some cases, it is advised not to use the menstrual cup for at least six months after the exertion of an IUD, But if you have any doubts, we recommend that you consult a professional doctor before using it.
Myth 7. People with heavy periods should not:
The menstrual flow is not the standard for determining whether you can use a menstrual cup. Generally, a menstrual cup has a capacity of 20~30 ml. When using a menstrual cup, we decide the number and time of emptying the menstrual cup according to our own situation. If you have a heavy menstrual flow, then you just need to shorten the time to empty the menstrual cup.
Myth 8. You can’t exercise while wearing a menstrual cup:
All the exercises you can do while using a menstrual cup. You can even swim with it if you wear it correctly, because the menstrual cup creates an airtight space in the vagina when you use it, so you don't have to worry about it leaking.
Myth 9. One size fits all:
Have you ever used anything which can easily fit all sizes? Surely no! It's evident that all women's body structures are not the same, so there are different shapes and sizes of these cups accordingly.
It is important to select it wisely to avoid any difficulty. You can choose a size that can adjust as per the size of your vagina.
After addressing these concerns about menstrual cups, let's try this revolutionary menstrual care product!