Revolutionizing your menstrual care with the Menstrual Cup

Revolutionizing your menstrual care with the Menstrual Cup

In this article, we'll explore everything you need to know about the menstrual cup: from what it is and what its benefits are, to how to choose the right size, how to put it on and take it off, and how to keep it clean and hygienic. Get ready for a new level of comfort and safety during your period! 

What is a menstrual cup?

The menstrual cup is an innovative and sustainable alternative to traditional menstrual products, such as tampons and pads. Made of high-quality medical silicone, the menstrual cup is inserted into the vagina during the menstrual period to collect menstrual flow instead of absorbing it. It is reusable, making it more economical and environmentally friendly.

Benefits of the Menstrual Cup

Our Menstrual Cup is designed with comfort, safety and wellness in mind, it is much more than just a menstrual cycle management product. Immerse yourself in a world of benefits that will not only transform your experience during those special days of the month, but also allow you to contribute to the care of the planet.

  • Hygiene and safety: It will keep you clean and safe, offering protection both day and night.
  • Eco-friendly: Contributes to the care of the environment by being reusable.
  • Cost-effective and long-lasting: Designed to last 5 to 10 years with proper use, offering a long-term solution for menstrual care.
  • Leak-proof protection: Ensures long-lasting security for up to 12 hours, optimally adjusting to menstrual flow.

Menstrual Cup Sizes

Discover the importance of choosing the right size of your Ecowoman’s Menstrual Cup. In this section, we will explore how to find the perfect fit for your body, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience during your menstrual cycle.

Choosing the right size of your menstrual cup is critical to ensure its effectiveness and comfort. The wrong size can cause leakage, discomfort and even make it difficult to put in and take out, so we'll show you how to find the right size for your menstrual cup!

At Ecowoman, we offer two sizes:

  • Size S: Recommended for women under 30 who have not had a vaginal delivery.
  • Size L: Recommended for women over 30 years old and/or who have had a vaginal birth.


How to use your Menstrual Cup?

Before using your menstrual cup for the first time, it is essential to understand how to insert it correctly to ensure a comfortable and effective experience. In this section, we will guide you step-by-step on how to properly insert your menstrual cup, from preparation to proper sealing - find out how to do it easily and safely to enjoy your menstrual cycle with peace of mind!

Inserting your menstrual cup may seem complicated at first, but with practice and patience, it becomes easy and comfortable. Follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands: Before handling the menstrual cup, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to avoid introducing germs.
  2. Choose a comfortable position: You can try different positions, such as sitting on the toilet, standing or bending over. Find the position that is most comfortable for you to insert the cup.
  3. Fold the menstrual cup: Flatten the menstrual cup and fold it. There are different ways to do this; for example:

Try some different techniques to find the one that is easiest for you.

  1. Insert the menstrual cup: Use your pelvic muscles to open the lips of your vagina. You can help by spreading them apart with your fingers. Gently insert the menstrual cup into the vaginal opening.
  2. Make sure it opens: Once inside, release the cup so that it opens and fits against the vaginal walls. You can twist or pull slightly on the end to make sure it has fully unfolded.
  3. Check the seal: You can run a finger around the base of the cup to make sure it has created a proper seal. You should feel that the base is round or slightly oval.

Once positioned correctly, it should be comfortable and you should not feel it. If you feel discomfort, you may need to adjust the position or try a different folding technique.

It is important to be relaxed during the process. Muscle tension can make it more difficult to insert the cup. 

How far to insert the Menstrual Cup?

When putting in the Menstrual Cup, it is important to make sure it is positioned correctly to avoid discomfort and to ensure effective protection. The Menstrual Cup should be inserted deep enough to be completely inside the vagina, but not too high so that it is difficult to reach. Once in place, the base of the Menstrual Cup should be about the same height as the end of the cervix, which is at the end of the vagina. Remember that every woman is different, so a custom fit may be required to find the right depth. If you experience discomfort or difficulty, adjust the position of the cup until you feel comfortable.

Menstrual Cup with applicator: Yes or no?

People often wonder if they need an applicator to insert the Menstrual Cup properly. However, our experience and knowledge lead us to affirm that, in most cases, the applicator is not necessary.

Our Menstrual Cup is designed to be easy to use and easy to insert. The flexibility and softness of the high-quality medical silicone from which it is made allows it to fold easily, making it easy to insert.

We understand that some people may feel more comfortable using an applicator, especially if they are new to using menstrual cups. However, once you get used to using our menstrual cup, you will realize how easy it is to insert without the need for an additional applicator.

How to remove the Menstrual Cup?

Removing the menstrual cup is a fundamental part of the menstrual process to ensure comfort and safety. However, it can be disconcerting for those who are just starting to use it. We will guide you step by step on how to remove the menstrual cup safely and without complications.

  1. Wash your hands: Before you begin, be sure to wash your hands well with soap and water to prevent the introduction of germs.
  2. Find a comfortable position: You can stand, sit on the toilet, or squat. Find the position that is most comfortable for you.
  3. Locate the base of the cup: Use your fingers to reach the base of the cup, which is usually firmer than the rest. The base may be round or oval.
  4. Squeeze the base: Gently squeeze the base of the cup to break the seal of the vacuum. This step is crucial to avoid discomfort during removal.
  5. Rotate the cup: If the cup is sitting too high or if you have difficulty reaching the base, you can try turning the cup gently. This twisting may help to break the seal.
  6. Pull down: Once you have broken the seal, gently pull down on the base of the cup. Keep the cup upright to avoid spilling the liquid.
  7. Empty and clean: When you have removed the cup, empty the content of the cup into the toilet or sink. Clean the cup according to the instructions below, rinsing it with warm water and using a mild soap.

How often should the Menstrual Cup be changed?

The recommended time to change the Menstrual Cup varies depending on each person's menstrual flow. Generally, it is recommended to empty and clean it every 8 to 12 hours, depending on the amount of flow. However, some people may need to do it more frequently if they have a heavy flow.

How to clean the Menstrual Cup?

Maintaining proper menstrual hygiene is essential for your health and well-being during your cycle. That is why, in this section, we are going to address how to properly clean the Ecowoman’s Menstrual Cup. Our Menstrual Cup not only offers a comfortable and respectful protection for your body, but also comes with a sanitizing cup and a cloth bag for storage. This inclusion will greatly facilitate the process of cleaning and storing your menstrual cup, ensuring that it is always ready for its next use. Below, we will explain step-by-step how to clean your Menstrual Cup effectively and safely.

  1. Wash your hands: Before touching the menstrual cup, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Empty the cup: Remove the menstrual cup and empty its contents into the toilet or sink. Be careful not to spill the fluid on yourself.
  3. Rinse with cold water: Rinse the menstrual cup with cold water to remove debris and clots. Use cold water to prevent blood from clotting.
  4. Clean with mild soap and water: Wash the cup with warm water and a mild, fragrance-free soap. Avoid using perfumed soaps, as they may irritate the skin or interfere with vaginal flora. Be sure to rinse well to remove any soap residue.
    • Sanitize the cup: Fill the sanitizing cup with water and heat in the microwave until it boils. Then, put the menstrual cup inside and wait until it cools down.
    • Let it cool and dry: After boiling, wait for it to cool in the sanitizing cup. Once cool, remove the Menstrual Cup from the water and let it air dry.
    • Use a clean utensil: To handle the Menstrual Cup while it is in the boiling water, you can use tongs or a clean utensil. Avoid using utensils that may damage the cup.
    • Store it properly: After sterilizing and drying the Menstrual Cup, store it in the cloth bag or in a clean, dry place until ready for use. 

With Ecowoman's menstrual cup, you will enjoy a more comfortable, safe and respectful menstruation with your body and the environment. Join the menstrual revolution today!

We are sure you will find comfort and freedom in every use. Your decision not only benefits your well-being but also contributes to a more sustainable world.

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