Many women are switching to a menstrual cup. A logical choice, given its many advantages. You save a lot of money, you don’t put toxic substances in your body, you don’t have to change it as often as a tampon or menstrual pad, plus you make a sustainable and environmentally conscious choice.
However, switching to a menstrual cup does require some patience and confidence in the beginning. It can take some time to figure out exactly which insertion method will suit you best. But trust us, when you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner!
As a beginner, you may have already experienced or are still experiencing the following situations. We’ll list some of these menstrual cup experiences up for you, including some tips.
Menstrual Cup Experiences
”I went out for the first time with my menstrual cup in and I assumed I wouldn’t need to empty it. However, my period was heavier than expected and I had to empty the cup in a public toilet. Unfortunately, there was no tap in the public toilet. I then had to clean the cup with a little piece of toilet paper.”
TIP: Not every toilet has a tap, so it is wise to have a bottle of water with you during your period. This way you can easily rinse your cup in the toilet. If you do not have room for this in your bag, moist baby wipes will also do the job. Did you know that Beppy Cups are only sold as a combo pack? Be sure to always take your second cup with you. You can wipe the used cup clean with a moist baby wipe and temporarily store it in the bag of your new cup.
”I wanted to take out my menstrual cup, but I couldn’t find the loop. I immediately freaked out and it took me 10 minutes to find it!”
TIP: Stay calm in situations like this, stress causes your pelvic floor muscles to tighten and you will only make it harder for yourself. In addition, it is good to know that your menstrual cup cannot get lost in your vagina! It may get a little deeper than normally. The best thing to do in this situation is to push a little so that the cup goes down a little.
”I thought I had inserted my menstrual cup correctly because I could not feel it. However, the cup didn’t sit quite right on me after all, so I ended up leaking. Which was a little annoying for me.”
TIP: After inserting the Beppy Cup, you need to twist the loop to make it vacuüm against your vaginal wall. This ensures that the menstrual cup will sit in the right place and you won’t have any more leaks.
Do you have any questions? You can contact us at any time.