Easy Guide: How to Take Care of a Menstrual Cup
A lot of people have recently made a shift to modern period products which are sustainable and good for the skin and environment as well. But there lies an ocean of doubts within, in terms of using a new product. Good knowledge of a product and getting to know its pros and cons is really important before making the switch.
Don’t worry, Team Avni is here for you, to brief you about how to use, clean, and handle a menstrual cup, in a very simple manner.
What is a Menstrual Cup?
A menstrual cup is a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup that is inserted in the vagina to hold the period blood. First things first, try to use a reusable menstrual cup of good material because you just do not want to take any risk down there. Now, to insert a menstrual cup, you need to try a few folds and see which one suits you the best. A cup is mostly made up of silicone so it can easily twist and turn and is very easy to insert into your vagina. Menstrual cups provide a complete leak-free protection so you really do not need a backup. You can just carry on with your work because a cup can handle the period blood up to 10-12 hours, depending upon your flow.
Size of an Ideal Menstrual Cup:
We recommend a medium-sized cup for young girls or women with a smaller cervix, plus someone who hasn’t given birth vaginally. For ladies who are above 30 years, and have had a vaginal delivery, a large-sized cup is what we suggest.
Now the biggest question that we deal with on a daily basis, is how to clean a menstrual cup after using it. The most important thing to keep in mind while using a cup is that it is very different from a pad and so is the maintenance.
A pad absorbs, but a cup stores. Hence, making it essential for you to be very keen on keeping your cup clean and dry after every use. A menstrual cup stores the period blood, which at the end of the day’s usage, you need to empty and clean with a cup wash. Until your cycle is complete and then you have to prepare for storing it. Before storing a cup, you need to sterilise it by boiling it in water for about 5-10 mins.
A tricky question is, how to dry a menstrual cup after washing:
- You cannot keep it open anywhere in your restroom because that just won’t be hygienic.
- You also cannot wipe it with any cloth, because you cannot risk the bacteria being transferred from one surface to another.
This problem has a very simple solution,
Avni’s Wipe Cloth which comes free with our menstrual cup
Yes, we have a huge addition to our menstrual kit and it is a dedicated wipe cloth for your menstrual cup.
This first-of-its-kind in the world wipe cloth will keep your cup dry and infection-free by absorbing all the water from its surface after washing. This wipe cloth is made up of water-wicking cotton fleece with an antibacterial technology keeping away the bacteria from your cup.
If you are a travel buff + a menstrual cup fan. The wipe cloth is your perfect partner, as this cloth helps you wipe your cup in the most hygienic way when you do not have access to clean washrooms or water while traveling.
So with Avni, you do not have to rush at the last minute for a clean cloth or tissue or do not have to struggle in removing the tissue bits from your cup. Wash your cup with cup wash and then wipe your menstrual cup with Avni Antibacterial Wipe Cloth and keep your cup bacteria-free. Just make sure to wash the wipe cloth itself once after every cycle or more if you feel the need to do so.
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