Menstrual cup is a kind of feminine hygiene product that's typically made from flexible medical grade silicone. It's worn inside the woman's vagina during her menstrual period in order to catch menstrual fluid. Reusable cups have shapes similar to a bell with a stem while disposable cups are shaped like a disc. Every 4 to 12 hours or depending on the amount of flow and design, a cup has to be removed and then emptied. As for reusable ones on the other hand, it may be washed and reinserted. Every once in a month, reusable cups must be sterilized, which is typically done by boiling it in water.


Manufacturers have got different recommendations for when it is best to replace the reusable cups but generally, they could be reused for the span of 5 years. reusable cups are promoted because it is a lot more practical, affordable and at the same time, environmentally friendly compared to tampons and pads. Not like pads and tampons, cups are collecting menstrual fluid instead of absorbing it.


Reusable Femmy Cycle menstrual cup is like a bell shape that's made of rubber or latex, silicone or thermoplastic elastomer. Many of it are designed to last for as long as 10 years while some brands are recommending women to replace it every year.


Most of these Meluna cups have big and small sizes. In the latter, it is ideal for women who are under 30 years old and haven't given normal birth. The bigger size on the other hand is ideal for women who are over 30 years old and have given birth or perhaps, those who have unusual heavy flow. Cups with even smaller size are ideal for teenagers and menstruating girls and women who are physically active as those that have stronger pelvic floor muscles might find a bigger cup to be quite uncomfortable to wear.


The length needs to be taken into consideration as well. If the woman's cervix sits low, then she might want to make use of a shorter cup. Capacity is another important thing to be taken into mind especially for women who got heavier flow. On the other hand, all cups that are for sale in the market have a big capacity compared to regular tampons. Check out for more info about menstrual cups.



Last thing to be considered when buying a menstrual cup is flexibility or firmness. Some companies are offering wide range of firmness levels in the cups. Firmer cups pop open a lot easily after insertion and can hold more but there are some women who find it more comfortable to use softer cup.