How to Use a Menstrual Cup?
You may have heard of menstrual cups, and is probably asking yourself: What exactly is it and how does it work?
Here, you can find everything you need to know about how to use a menstrual cup or Anigan EvaCup – we will explain it all in 6 simple steps.
What is EvaCup?
EvaCup is a menstrual cup or period cup that catches menstrual fluid during menstruation. It is worn inside the vagina and doesn’t cause discomfort, unlike sanitary pads and tampons.
The EvaCup is FDA approved feminine hygiene product, made in US facility, with 100% medical grade silicone – it’s safe and reusable for up to 10 years.
According to a research by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), "Preclinical testing complied with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines and used standard United States Pharmacopoeia methodologies for assessment of potential toxicity. Clinical testing enrolled 406 women in seven U.S. centers, and the result?
No toxicity or mutagenicity was observed in preclinical evaluations. In clinical testing, after three cycles of menstruation cup use, 37% of subjects rated the cup as better than, 29% as worse than, and 34% as equal to pads or tampons. The cup was preferred for comfort, dryness, and less odor."
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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."
Well, there you have it! Now that you know what is a menstrual cup, let's jump in on how to use the cup.
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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 10-15 minutes. You could also use an Anigan Collapsible Sterilizing Cup and a microwave for convenient sterilization.
Step-2: Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands before further handling. Cleanliness is the key to safely using any menstruation cup.
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 Your EvaCup
There are a few different ways to clean your cup:
- Boil your cup in a pot or microwave (optional: add 1 Tbsp. of baking soda to get rid of odors)
- 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 at 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 up to 10 years|
|Could cause irritation and allergies||Made of 100% medical graded silicon, Allergy free|
|Contains pesticide and bleach||Chemical free|
|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||No 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|
Check out some of our additional information about the product below.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the product.
- Size Selection.
- The Advantages and Disadvantages of Menstrual Cup
Where to Buy the Cup?
There are actually a lot of online stores that are selling sanitary cups from different brands. But I highly recommend EvaCup to you - it is FDA registered, 100% medical grade silicone, safe, comfortable to use and it will last for up to 10 years as well. If you are ready, click the button below to buy Anigan EvaCup today!