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Still not sure to try menstrual cups ?
Let’s set the scene; it’s early 2019, you are in a mall as a venue for an event you are organising. You’ve been there all day and have prepared well, taken everything into consideration. Everything but one: you’re on your period. That was unfortunately the situation I found myself in and just when I was about to change my pad, I realised that I have forgotten to pack one.
Having heard of the existence of a menstrual cup, all I could think about was how gosh darn useful it is to have a reusable menstrual product that I can wash the blood off and pop right back in. But the sound of my male friend’s notion on how I can “hold my blood in like pee” continues to distract me from the heavy flow I was experiencing.
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It is 2021 and I am currently undergoing a transition to using menstrual cups as opposed to their non-reusable counterparts.
I received the product (I bought from GCup) while I was still off my period as I feared ordering it later may result in me using pads for my next cycle. Receiving the cup, I quickly got it out of the box it came in and read its instructions, which directed me to sterilise the product in boiling water for 3-5 minutes and to wash my hands before insertion.
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I should also note that a similar motion should be done to take the cup out as pulling the cup entirely from the handle can cause massive discomfort due to the vacuum its created. Instead, I would suggest sort of pinching the base of the cup itself as if folding it a bit to release some air before pulling out.
t’s important for me to say this for those of you who are looking into using menstrual cups, it definitely takes a lot of getting used to. Even after seven days of using it, I still struggle with the insertion and I still get pretty nervous when I’m not wearing a pad, even if just a slim panty liner (but this is just a personal concern of mine and not an objective disadvantage to menstrual cups in general). , , , wallet-friendly. , . , , . 2019 version of myself .
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