How to choose the right menstrual cup for your use
Take messiness out of your period management!
Tired of messy sanitary napkins and tampons?
Want to switch to menstrual cups but unsure of how to choose the right one?
Read on to know the things to keep in mind before you place your order.
First, a menstrual cup recap
A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene product that is worn internally during periods to collect menstrual fluid. Place it in, let it collect the blood, take it out every few hours, empty, wash and reuse or store for future use. Period.
In our last post, we discussed why a reusable menstrual cup is a better alternative to disposable sanitary napkins and tampons. Not only is the cup more convenient, cost-effective, and free of chemicals and toxins, being reusable for years and years, it is also a smart choice for environmentally-conscious women.
Today, let’s talk about how you can choose the right menstrual cup – one that fits your needs best.
Choosing a menstrual cup may seem like an overwhelming task. But don’t worry! By keeping these few things in mind, you can make an informed decision and decide upon a menstrual cup that is perfect for you.
Here are some things to consider while choosing a menstrual cup
1. Material matters
Menstrual cups are made of medical grade silicone. They come in a variety of sizes with varying level of firmness. A harder cup is easier to open once it is worn but may not feel as comfortable. It is a better choice for women who exercise as there is lesser chance of leakage. A softer cup, on the other hand, is easier to insert and more comfortable to wear.
2. Size it up
Menstrual cups are available in a variety of sizes. As a general rule, women who have given vaginal birth opt for the larger size since the walls of the vagina stretch after childbirth. For others, a smaller cup size works well.
Another factor to consider while choosing the size of your menstrual cup is whether you have a high or a low cervix.
You can figure this out by inserting a finger to find it. If you can’t reach your cervix, it is a high cervix and the larger size may work better for you. If you can reach your cervix comfortably, it means you have a low cervix and a smaller cup size may work well for you.
3. The allergy factor
Menstrual cups are widely preferred for the fact that they are free of toxins and chemicals. Unlike tampons, they don’t interfere with the vagina’s internal chemistry to make it drier. They are also the perfect option for women who are sensitive and frequently get rashes or irritated skin. Still, do make sure that the menstrual cup you choose is made of hypoallergenic silicone.
4. Read the reviews
Lastly, before purchasing any product, go online and see what other women have to say about it. A little bit of research will give you the pros and cons of the menstrual cup you want to purchase. It will also give you a clearer picture of how to use the cup and what size would work best for you.
The WOW Freedom Reusable Menstrual Cup is a premium product that’s excellent for all age groups. It is a soft cup manufactured with high quality, medical grade silicone. The softness makes it more comfortable to wear, while its signature ‘form-fit’ rim makes it easier to insert and take out. The WOW menstrual cup is available in two sizes – medium and large. It can be worn for upto 12 hours and be easily rinsed and reused for years.
Another great thing about the WOW menstrual cup is that it comes with an exclusive WOW Freedom Wash – a feminine hygiene wash for your genital area. While soap/shower gel/ body wash work well for the rest of your body, your vagina’s delicate pH balance needs something specially formulated for it. The WOW Freedom Wash is a mild liquid genital cleanser enriched with tea tree essential oil and lactic acid. Totally free of harmful parabens and dryness causing sulphates, it cleanses your intimate zone effectively and also provides relief from any irritation or inflammation while maintaining your vagina’s pH balance.
So go ahead and try the WOW menstrual cup to upgrade your menstrual hygiene routine!