Menstrual Cups: Benefits of using them & 3 ways to clean them

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Hello Chicsters!

As women, we can talk about everything under the sun but the one topic most women shy away from is intimate hygiene. A few weeks ago we shared an Introductory article on Menstrual cups, today we will be sharing the benefits of using Menstrual cups and the different ways to cleanse them.
Menstrual Cups: Benefits of using them & 3 ways to clean them 

What is a Menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene product that is inserted into the vagina during menstruation. The cup collects the fluid and prevents any kind of transfer onto clothes. They are mostly made of medical-grade silicone and are flexible in nature. Their bell shape and flexibility helps in stress-free insertion and removal.

What are the benefits of using a Menstrual cup?

  1. Menstrual cups are budget friendly: Since each cup can last around 6-10months with proper care it surely is a budget friendly option compared to tampons & sanitary napkins.
  2. Menstrual cups are safer to use: As these cups collect fluid rather than absorbing them, they are less likely to give any bacterial infection.
  3. Menstrual cups are eco-friendly: Since these cups are reusable, you are reducing the waste contribution to the environment.
  4. Menstrual cups can hold more fluid: Each menstrual cup can hold 23ml to 30ml of fluid. Tampons can hold upto one third of that amount and Sanity Napkins can hold upto half of that.
  5. Menstrual cups are travel friendly: As these cups can go upto 12hours without a change it’s easier to travel while using them. You also don’t have to worry about menstrual odour as the fluid is collected within the body and doesn’t get exposed to air unlike sanitary napkins.

How to cleanse your menstrual cup?

Reusable Menstrual cups should be cleansed post every use. Any Reusable Menstrual cup can last 6-10 months with the proper care. There many be many different ways to clean a Menstrual cup but these 3 methods are the ones I usually abide by:
Cleaning with a Menstrual Cup Cleaner: The quickest and most effective way to clean a menstrual cup is with a menstrual cup cleanser. The one that I trust is the Everteen Menstrual Cup Cleanser. This product contains 100% Natural, Food-grade active ingredients that have anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties. The plant-based formula is pH balanced and yet tough on the stains. This cleanser comes with a soft-bristled brush that helps get rid of stains without harming the cup in any way.
Menstrual Cups: Benefits of using them & 3 ways to clean them - Everteen Menstrual Cup Cleanser
Cleaning with Hot Water: Even if you have been using a cleanser between uses you will still have to sterilise the menstrual cup at the end of a cycle. The quickest way to sanitise your cup is by placing it in boiling water for 1-2minutes. However, you need to be careful with this process as keeping the cup in boiling water for too long can cause the silicone to soften.

Cleaning with a pH balanced soap: While using soap to cleanse your menstrual cup make sure that the soap you are using is pH balanced. Be sure to use a gentle, fragrance-free soap to avoid any irritation. You can also use an intimate wash to cleanse your menstrual cup.

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23 comments

  1. Thanks for writing such an useful article. It is very important to know every hygiene aspect of using mensural cups. It is big myth that they are not pocket friendly. Thanks for clearing this myth. i will recommend it to my friends.

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  2. A Menstrual Cup is a wise choice to make, and your detailed and informative post has cleared all the doubts i had in mind. Ditching sanitary napkins and Cupverting is great for the environment too.

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  3. I have read a lot on menstrual cups but never used one. I am still skeptical abut using them. May be some day I might convince myself.

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  4. I cupavated few months ago.Once you pass the initial hesitation the things get better. I like how you simplified the entire benefits.

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  5. I have always seen these cups. For years but I've not given myself a chance as I've never had the confidence to do so. I cannot even imagine how it works. Perhaps during lockdown I could try it now.

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  6. I have been using the menstrual cup for more than six months and it is indeed one of the most comfortable option out there during our periods. Thank you for sharing this.

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  7. Yes menstrual cup is definitely a eco friendly option but I had not used it personally. You had shared really great info about it, will explore more about it for sure.

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  8. It is very informative post. Though I am little hesitant towards the usage of menstrual cups yet the pros of using it are more so will try this option too.

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  9. I've never used menstrual cups. It is so beneficial along with contributing to environment. My sister use it. Will recommend the menstrual cup cleaner to her

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  10. I've been using menstrual cups too and find them convenient and safe. Cleaning them properly is crucial and glad you suggested the correct ways.

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  11. Menstrual cup is another ecofriendly option.Currently I am using a 100% biodegradable sanitary pads and I kind of like disposable.

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  12. Menstrual cups are the future. Easy to use, easy to clean and reusable.
    Lot of good information shared by you here in this blog post.
    -Ujjwal Mishra Mywordsmywisdom

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  13. The switch to menstrual cups is long pending though I know sanitary pads are great threat to the environment. Have been procrastinating on it since long. Thanks for your detailed and informative post that covers all aspects of the usage has prompted me to take the bold step.

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  14. Thanks for the detailed post about using, cleaning and benefits of using a menstrual cup. I didnt know it was travel friendly. Is it safe to be worn while driving to wheelers?

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  15. I switched to menstrual cup 3 years back and till date it's one of the best decisions I took for myself and to contribute a little to the environment. This is such an informative & helpful post.

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  16. I am a menstrual cup user and find it so convenient. A lot of people however don't know that its imp to clean these cups properly before and after use to avoid infections. Great you highlighted that here.

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  17. I am not a menstrual cup user and trust me I was scared to use but this seems lot of easy to use and importantly you have shared right way to clean it !!

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  18. They are great for the environment but I am not a big fan of the menstrual cup because I am not quite comfortable with it. This is quite a helpful post for ladies who want to use it.

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  19. its been over two years that I have switched to these cups and it has truely changed the way i used to see periods...I am more comfortable and relaxed during periods now...women must opt for this alternative

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  20. This is such an informative post buddy. I am still not able to summon up the courage o use them but i shall now i guess

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  21. I have still not switched to using of menstrual cups but I would make a switch sooner when I feel comfortable to use them.

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  22. I have been hesitant to use menstrual cups. This blog gives insights on the subject. I might just give it a try.

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  23. I always hesitate to use a menstrual cup . but now I know how to use and wash it too . thanks dear for sharing the info.

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