How to Use a Menstrual Cup
Today you're going to learn how to use a menstrual cup in 6 easy step-by-step guide.
You may have heard of menstrual cups, and is probably asking yourself: What exactly is it and how does it work? For many women who have never used a cup, using one for the first time can seem scary and uncomfortable.
However, using it is actually simple, quick, and easy – you just need some time to be able to adjust to the process of using it. There are several reasons why you might want to switch from using pads and tampons to menstrual cups.
First, it’s eco-friendly. Modern menstrual cups are durable, reusable, and designed to last at least 10 years.
Second, it’s cheaper. Pads and tampons can have significant costs since you have to keep on buying them every time you have your period, while you only have to purchase a menstrual cup once!
Finally, period cups are more hygienic compared to tampons and pads, because your skin won’t be in direct contact with your period blood while you’re wearing your menstrual cup.
Info-graphic: 6 Easy Steps To Use Anigan EvaCup
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Video Tutorial on How to Use EvaCup
EASY STEPS TO MASTER EVACUP
Step-1: Sterilize the Unit
On the first day of use, wash the EvaCup with water and mild soap, before boiling it in a pot of water for 5-10 minutes.
Step-2: Wash Your Hands
Step-3: Menstrual Cup Folds
Select a folding method that you feel comfortable. Then Grip the walls of your EvaCup with your thumb and forefinger together, so the stem faces your palm and the opening faces you.
Grip the walls of your EvaCup with your thumb and forefinger together, so the stem faces your palm and the opening faces you.
Step-5: Insert and Rotate
How to Clean and Store a Menstrual Cup
There are a few different ways to clean and your EvaCup:
- Wash your cup with mild unscented soap and rinse throughly.
- Use a toothbrush to clean out the air holes beneath the rim of your cup. Do not use sharp objects (toothpicks, safety pins, etc.), which can puncture it.
- Let your cup dry and store it at a room temperature.
- When not in use, keep your feminine cup in a breathable pouch (supplied with your purchase).
Why EvaCup is Better than Tampons?
|One time use only||Reusable|
|Could cause irritation and allergies||Made of 100% medical graded silicone, low risk of allergy|
|Contains pesticide and bleach||Free of harmful chemical|
|Tampons absorb menstrual fluids along with natural secretions, reducing vaginal moisture.||Never|
|Tampons absorb menstrual fluids along with natural secretions, reducing vaginal moisture.||Only collects menstrual fluids, will not cause any irritation|
|Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) possibility||Low risk of TSS|
|Average 240+ tampons each year, (9,600 in a lifetime*)||3 to 5 period cups in a lifetime|
|Average $120+ per year*||$30 or less per cup|
|Average $5,600 in a lifetime*||$90 to $150 in a lifetime|
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Who Invented the Cup?
According to Wikipedia.com, "Leona Chalmers patented the first usable commercial cup in 1937. Later the menstrual cups were patented in 1935, 1937, and 1950. The Tassaway brand of menstrual cups was introduced in the 1960s, but it was not a commercial success. Early cups were made of rubber. Today, both silicone and rubber models are available. Most are reusable, though there is at least one brand of disposable menstrual cups currently manufactured."
Evacup has benefits that far outweigh the initial discomfort that you may experience at the beginning. Yes, you will need some time to be able to get used to the process of using and cleaning your menstrual cup, but once you get used to it, it’s a game changer!