Are Menstrual Cups Safe?

Janet M.

April 29,2020

What are menstrual cups? Menstrual cup is a funnel-shaped feminine hygiene product. 

It is flexible and made of silicone that you can insert in your vagina to collect period blood. How to use Ask your gynecologist first. If you’re ready to try the cups, make sure to find out the perfect size that best works for you. 

These are the basic tips on using your menstrual cup for the first time:

1. Wash your hands first.

2. Make sure that the cup is clean as well.

3. Lubricate the rim of the cup before inserting it.

4. Fold the menstrual cup in half with the rim facing upward.

5. Relax your body. Insert the cup with the rim facing upward.

6. Once you insert the cup, rotate it gently. 

This will open the cup inside creating the airtight seal that will prevent the leaks. When to take out the menstrual cup? Normally, you can use the cup for up to 6 to maximum of 12 hours. 

If your period is not heavy, you can wear the cup overnight. Here’s how you can remove your menstrual cup:Sanitize your hands first.Relax your body. Put your index finger and thumb inside your vagina. Pull the stem softly until you reach the body of the cup.Pinch the silicone base to release the seal, then pull down the cup.Once it is out, empty the cup in the toilet or in the sink.

Reusable period products like menstrual cups and reusable period pads are such good alternatives if you want to have a sustainable yet safe period. They are cheaper in the long run since you’ll pay one time for these products. These products also absorb period blood better than the single-use ones. It contains no chemicals that's why it is safe even for teens.Choose what’s better for your health and your pocket!

Ask your gynecologist first. If you’re ready to try menstrual cups, make sure to find out the perfect size that best works for you.

“Embrace the power of reusables and redefine your period experience. With our sustainable solutions, we're empowering you to create a positive impact on the planet and embrace a period of change”

About Flow Co.

At Flow Co., we believe in a future where menstrual care is not only empowering for individuals, but also sustainable for our planet. Founded in 2022 and based in Gold Coast, Australia, our mission is to revolutionise the way we think about and manage menstrual health.We're proud to offer a line of reusable menstrual care products that are designed with both you and the environment in mind. 

Our customisable packs ensure that everyone can find a solution that fits their needs, promoting comfort, confidence, and a more sustainable lifestyle.Despite being a young company, we've already made a significant impact. Within our first six months of operation, we donated around $10,000 worth of pads to people in need, demonstrating our commitment to making menstrual care accessible to everyone.As we continue to grow and evolve, our dedication to promoting women's health and sustainability remains at the heart of everything we do. 

We believe in the power of change, one period at a time. Join us in creating a world where menstrual care is a right, not a privilege.


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