Enjoy The Comfort Of Australia's Best Menstrual Cup
Menstrual Cups are an easy, safe, ecological and inexpensive alternative to tampons. They are used like a tampon but gather, rather than absorb, menstrual flow. Made from 100% medical grade silicone, they are hypoallergenic and can last up to 10 years.
How do Menstrual Cups work?
A menstrual cup is a bell-shaped reusable cup that is placed inside the vaginal cavity and, when fitted securely, will collect rather than absorb the menstrual fluid. Collecting 3-4 times more fluid than tampons you can go longer between changes. They will not leak or move when inserted correctly and are great to wear whilst swimming or exercising.
Why are Period Cups a better alternative to tampons?
- There has been NO association of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) with the use of Menstrual Cups.
- This product maintains a healthy pH balance in the vagina. Tampons can interfere by leaving the walls of the vagina depleted of moisture. Dryness compromises the natural antibacterial action of the vagina, leaving the body's defences more vulnerable and open to infection.
- Made from 100% medical grade silicone, they are hypoallergenic and suitable for women with sensitive skin.
- Your period cup can be worn both day and night for up to 12 hours.
- With 2 sizes available they can be worn by women with light or heavy menstrual flows.
- With no strings, wings, or leaks it’s great for women with an active lifestyle.
Imagine the savings when you buy a menstrual cup
- Completely reusable and will last up to 10 years, imagine the savings from not having to purchase disposable sanitary items each month!
- On average, a women will dispose of around 125 kg – 150 kg of pads, tampons and applicators in her lifetime, making these cups the most economical sanitary item one can purchase.
How to select the right size Menstrual Cup
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. Size 1 is generally for women who have not given birth or experience a light flow. Size 2 is generally for women who have given birth or experience a heavy flow.
How to use them
- Before the first use, sterilise the cup in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
- Wash your hands thoroughly prior to touching the cup. To make insertion easier lubricate with water or BIOglide Lubricant.
- Before inserting, fold the cup in half to reduce the size, the stem should face the bottom.
- Once folded gently guide the head up through your vagina – You can be seated, standing or squatted.
- Different from a tampon the cup is more comfortable lower in the vagina, the tip of the stem should be no further than a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) into the vagina.
- To adjust the cup internally, rotate 360 degrees in either direction turning it slowly or slide your finger around it.
- When removing the cup do not just pull by the stem, break the seal first by squeezing the base of the cup and folding it.
- If the cup is too high inside the vagina, squat and it will lower. Relax and grab it with your fingers.
Tips and recommendations for your period cup
- The cups are not a contraceptive and do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
- Wash your Menstrual Cup in mild detergent that contains no perfumes.
- After your period wash the cup thoroughly and sterilise in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
- Keep the cup in the storage bag and in a dry and well vented place.
- Especially while getting used to the Menstrual Cup you can use pads or liners. It may take some practice to get used to, after a few cycles you will become comfortable with insertion and removal.
Reviews for our menstrual cups agree, it’s the convenient alternative
From Melbourne to the Gold Coast, people across Australia are discovering just how good life is when they ditch the tampons and the pads and make the switch to the environmentally-friendly alternative. Visit one of our stockists to buy your own Pelvi menstrual cup and join the revolution.