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Menstrual cups: top ten facts

There’s been a media buzz around menstrual cups – a relatively new feminine hygiene product. But what are they and should you try them? Here’s an overview.

Menstrual cups are a new, hygienic, and reusable female hygiene product. The cups are available in a number of shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Because it’s up to you to feel what’s comfortable for your body.
Want to know more about this safe product?

Here you go:​​​​

1. Menstrual cups are bell-shaped, flexible silicone or rubber cups that need to be inserted into the vagina while on your period.

2. They collect the menstrual blood instead of absorbing it like tampons or pads do.

3. Most cups are reusable though there are disposable varieties as well.

4. For women with a regular flow, menstrual cups can stay inside the body for up to 12 hours before they need to be emptied.

5. Since menstrual cups only collect the menstrual blood and don’t absorb it, chances of an infection and Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) are usually low.

6. Unlike tampons, which absorb vaginal fluids along with the blood and may hence disturb the delicate pH and bacterial balance in your vagina, menstrual cups only collect menstrual fluid keeping other vaginal fluids intact.

7. Since menstrual cups don’t need to be emptied frequently, you can sleep with it in.

8. Being reusable, menstrual cups are better for the environment and work out cheaper in the long run.

9. Menstrual cups are easy to take care of and can be reused after simple sterilization at home using boiling water.

10. With proper care and cleaning, a menstrual cup can last for up to 10 years.


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Recent Comments (13)

  1. 4 sure,they seem beta dan…
    4 sure,they seem beta dan padz bat i haven’t seen them any whr,

      1. Hello Evon, you didn’t say…

        Hello Evon, you didn’t say where you are but you can start by looking at online shops, you should be able to find them. 

  2. Haven’t seen them before…
    Haven’t seen them before,just reading about it for the first time…don’t think is in Nigeria yet.will just have to look out for it.thanks for this!!

    1. Hey Ibsmind, thank you for…

      Hey Ibsmind, thank you for the feedback. You can actually find them, trying checking Jumia Nigeria.

    1. Hey Markim, this is an…
      Hey Markim, this is an additional option you can now explore. Check pharmacies and also online markets like Jumia.

        1. Hey Evon, what can we do for…

          Hey Evon, what can we do for you?

      1. Hey Evon, welcome to Love…

        Hey Evon, welcome to Love Matters Africa. What can we do for you?

    1. Hey Eliza, check the online…

      Hey Eliza, check the online stores you have access to to see hat cost is since you didn’t say where exactly you are. 

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