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Like many women, the fear of leaks during your period can leave you feeling a bit worried, month after month. The aisle of feminine hygiene products offers up a wide selection of protection, including the increasingly popular menstrual cup. Let’s learn more about this option.
The first menstrual cup goes back to the 30s, but it was not until the end of the 80s that it broke into the market in a more significant way.
The most popular model on the market is a bell-shaped cup worn internally to catch the menstrual flow. To insert it, you simply fold the cup in a U shape, then, once inside, grip its base and turn it one full rotation to open it completely and seal the vaginal opening. The cup sits at the base of the vaginal canal and can be left in for up to 12 hours.
To remove it, you gently pull on the stem until you can pinch the base of the cup. You then angle it slightly, moving it from side to side until it is completely out.
Once the cup has been removed, empty the contents in the toilet, wash it with warm water and a special wash or other mild soap (unscented, water-based and oil-free) and reinsert.
This form of feminine protection presents a host of appreciable advantages for women.
Many women will immediately feel comfortable using the menstrual cup, while others can expect to spend a few cycles getting used to it. If that is the case for you, all you need is a little time to:
There are several things you should know about using the menstrual cup. Here are some of the most important ones:
To discover the range of feminine hygiene products offered at Uniprix, visit your local sales location.
Do you have questions on menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), contraception or pregnancy? Your family pharmacist is always there to answer them!
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