Menstrual Cups –“Period Partner”

Tuesday, May 05, 2020




When I first heard about the menstrual cup many years ago,my initial reaction was 'oh God I would never' and than few days back when  I received period box from brand Everteen I was really excited to use it and share my experience. I am sure that still many of us are not aware about this invention which can prove to be a boon for the entire womanhood. It's time to reconsider your options and choose a better alternative to pads and tampons.

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WHAT IS MENSTRUAL CUPS ?

A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene device that is inserted into the vagina during menstruation. Its purpose is to collect menstrual fluid (blood from uterine lining) and prevent its leaking onto clothes. Menstrual cups are usually made of flexible medical grade silicone and shaped like a bell with a stem. The stem is used for insertion and removal. The bell-shaped cup seals against the vaginal wall just below the cervix. Every 4–12 hours (depending on the amount of flow), the cup is removed, emptied, rinsed, and reinserted. After each period, the cup requires cleaning.Unlike tampons and pads, cups collect menstrual fluid rather than absorbing . The cup may be reusable for up to 10 years. Menstrual cups are also promoted as more practical and eco-friendly than pads and tampons. Given that the menstrual cup is reusable, its use greatly decreases the amount of waste generated from menstrual cycles, as there is no daily waste and the amount of discarded packaging decreases as well.

EVERTEEN MENSTRUAL CUP

AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES 
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SMALL CUP(S):It can hold upto 23ml of fluid and is recommended for light -to- heavy- flow

LARGE CUP(L):It can hold upto 30ml of fluid and is recommended for normal- to -heavy flow

PRICE -434/-

Everteen Menstrual Cup Packaging

It is a funnel shaped small cup which is pink in color. Since the material used here is medical grade silicone, hence the cup is very soft. It comes inside a square box, and the box also contains a beautiful satin pouch to store the cup. Also, there is a leaflet inside that describes the entire process of using the cup, along with some additional details.



HOW  TO  INSERT A  MENSTRUAL CUP?

1.CLEAN: Before inserting a menstrual cup, make sure it is clean and disinfected . Clean your hands with warm soapy water. If your fingernails are long and sharp, consider cutting them shorter, as insertion with long fingernails can be more difficult.

2. FOLD: Fold the menstrual cup so that the wide opening of the menstrual cup is made smaller for insertion. There are several ways to do this:

a. C-fold : Fold the top rim of your menstrual cup in half, so that it creates a tight C or U shape.

b. Push down fold: Push one side of the rim down into the cup, creating a narrow point.

3. INSERT: Find a comfortable position. Try sitting on the toilet, standing, or squatting. Holding the folded menstrual cup with one hand, use your free hand to part your labia. Locate your vaginal opening, and slowly insert your menstrual cup into your vagina in the direction your tailbone. As you insert the menstrual cup, try to maintain the folded position of the menstrual cup.

4. OPEN: When you can no longer hold the cup in a folded position let it “pop” open inside your vagina, and continue to push the menstrual cup from the base of the cup. You should gently push the menstrual cup deep enough so that the stem is no longer protruding out of your vaginal opening. Do not push the menstrual cup so deep that you are unable to grab the stem of the cup.

5. ROTATE (optional): Once inserted, some menstrual cup instructions ask you to twist the menstrual cup to ensure that it is sealed and secure. To do this, grab the menstrual cup by the base (not stem) and give it a full rotation (3,4).

6. CHECK: If you are not sure if your menstrual cup has opened completely, try inserting a finger along the inside your vagina up to the rim of the menstrual cup, and follow the rim around, ensuring that the whole rim has opened up. To ensure that your menstrual cup is correctly in place and popped open, grasp the stem and gently pull on it. You want to feel some resistance or a feeling of suction pressure.

7. WEAR: Once you are sure that your menstrual cup is set, you can be on your way and wear it for up to 12 hours. Some people chose to wear a small panty liner or bring an extra pad or tampon with them, just in case they experience leaks. It can take a few weeks to get used to menstrual cups, so if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. It can take a couple of attempts, but it’s worth it 

HOW TO REMOVE A MENSTRUAL CUP

1: CLEAN: Clean your hands with warm soapy water.

2:BEAR DOWN: Find a comfortable position, either sitting on the toilet or squatting. Using your abdominal muscles, bear down as if you are having a bowel movement—this will help push your menstrual cup slightly down in your vagina and make it easier for grasping.

3: PINCH THE BASE OF THE CUP TO BREAK THE SEAL: Gently pull the stem to pull the menstrual cup down the vagina until you can reach the base of the menstrual cup. Pinch the base of the cup to break the suction seal—now you will be able to remove the cup more easily.

4: PULL: Some people just pull the cup straight out by the stem, but this can get messy and uncomfortable. Avoid this by pulling from the pinched base. This will give you more control over the cup (less spillage on your hands) and also keep the rim of the cup in a slightly folded position, making the diameter more narrow and more comfortable for removal.

5 EMPTY: If you want to see how much menstrual blood you’ve collected, have a look at your cup. Many cups have volume measurements indicated on the sides of their cups, or if not, check your packaging for how much volume your cup holds. Once you’re done, just tip your menstrual blood into the toilet.

6 CLEAN AND RE-INSERT: Wash your cup in the sink with warm soapy water and be sure to clean out those little holes around the edges. Then reinsert again and go (2-4).




ADVANTAGES OF MENSTRUAL CUPS INCLUDES

LOWER COSTS AND LESS LANDFILL WASTE. Some cups are designed for long-term use – even years – providing a significant cost savings over tampons and pads. Since you can reuse them, there’s less waste to clog up our landfills and fewer trees sacrificed to make the paper-based alternatives. Keep in mind that some cups are designed to be disposable. Make sure you read the box label carefully before buying if you want a reusable one.

LESS EMBARRASSING ODOR. You won’t have to worry about embarrassing menstrual odor wafting out at the most inopportune times, since the fluid doesn’t get exposed to air as it does with pads and tampons.

VAGINAL pH AND BENEFICIAL BACTERIA STAY IN PLACE. Tampons absorb all your vaginal fluid along with the blood, which may disturb the delicate pH and bacterial balance in your vagina.

FEWER VISITS TO THE PHARMACY. Even if you replace your cup once a year, you’ll still make 11 fewer trips to the pharmacy than you would if you used the disposable paper-based methods.

MORE TIME BETWEEN CHANGES. You need to change tampons every four to eight hours, depending on flow. You can go up to 12 hours with a menstrual cup before emptying.

INTERCOURSE IS POSSIBLE WITH THE CUP IN PLACE. It’s possible to have intercourse while the cup is in your vagina. It’s really a personal choice whether you want to remove it first or not.

EASY TO USE. Anyone who has used tampons, especially the kind without applicators, should have little trouble learning how to insert a menstrual cup. If you’ve ever used a diaphragm for birth control, you’ll have even less trouble learning how to use your new cup. Simply fold it so it looks like a tampon, aim it toward the back of the vagina and give a little push. It should actually draw itself up. When inserted properly, you shouldn’t feel its presence at all.


My EXPERIENCE

I always wanted to try the cup as I was looking for an alternative to sanitary pads as they are made of synthetic materials which are uncomfortable at times. They are also harmful to our eco-system as they end up on our landfills. I used the menstrual cup during my last periods with the Everteen Panty Liner and they were not at all messy. It was easy to use and I had no discomfort while traveling. It is safe to use and does not cause any irritation or rash. This cup is really handy and is very amazing and comfortable. I am totally satisfied with the Menstrual cup and would definitely recommend to others. Huge benefit of using Everteen menstrual cup is that it doesn’t limit your activities during those days of the month. I am a mother, A blogger, and I have to manage my office as well. You can understand, that it is not possible to sit back at home during those days. Everteen menstrual cup has given me the freedom to continue with my daily activities.In fact, you can engage yourself in your favorite outdoor sports and activities without any tension while using this cup. It gives you leak free protection for upto 12 hours. And, also saves you from menstrual odor, or dryness and itchiness on your private area.This is my first time trying out a menstrual cup and I’m really happy I went with Everteen menstrual cup, I’d definitely recommend everyone to at least once try out a menstrual cup if you have never tried one and I’m sure you will never want to look back.




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