What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You?


July 06, 2016

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Selecting The Correct Size Menstrual Cup 

Menstrual Cups unique design makes it suitable for women of all shapes, sizes and ages. When first seeing a Menstrual Cup an common repose prior to use is how will this fit, or work? Unlike a tampon a Menstrual Cup is bell shaped, but when you fold a cup to insert it’s nearly the same size as a tampon, see folding techniques below. The Menstrual Cup forms a gentle seal with your vaginal walls and any flow is contained in the cup.

Most cup’s like Pelvi Menstrual Cups come in 2 sizes: Size 1 (Small) and Size 2 (Large) The size is mostly related to childbirth history but many other factors such as personal anatomy, pelvic floor strength and age may influence the correct cup size selection. Factor to consider when selecting a menstrual cup: 

Your Age

The Size 1 Menstrual Cups are normally seen as a 'beginners cup' for younger women with firmer vaginal muscles. Our vaginal muscle pelvic floor loses elasticity has we age, have children and hormonal level Asses your bodies and pelvic floor fitness level to determine the size.

Anatomy

Anatomy is different for every female, if you have particular concerns about the shape of your vaginal passage is best to consult with medical practitioner about the use of menstrual cups.

Menstrual Flow 

This is the most essential aspect when selecting the correct size menstrual cup. The size 2 Menstrual Cups are for heavier the flow, and the size 1 menstrual cup is for a lighter flow. 

Location Of The Cervix 

If your cervix sits low, it is better to choose a Size 1 Menstrual Cup, as it's is shorter and will fit more securely inside your vagina.

Prolapse 

Prolapse weakens in the pelvic floor muscles, which surround and support the vagina, this can make wearing am menstrual cup harder. The gravity of a prolapse varies from female to female so we always advise women with a prolapse to discuss with their medical practitioner.

Folding Tecniques 

Useful Link and Tips

Pelvi Menstrual Cup User Guide

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