A menstrual cup is a reusable, internal device made from medical grade silicone, natural rubber, or TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). They are approximately 2 inches long and 1.5 wide, though sizes vary between brands. They can be worn by individuals of any age, regardless of past sexual experience. When fit properly it should be comfortable and with some practice should be easy to insert and remove. They are a safe and environmentally friendly period product.
There are so many options of cups and discs! The website putacupinit.com (put a cup in it) is a great place to start when researching which product is the best fit for you. This website is also a great resource for information with an extensive library of blog posts and videos. They have a QUIZ that will help narrow down which cup/disc may be right for you. Some cups are available in pharmacies and grocery stores while others are available only online.
If you are having difficulty using your disc or cup a pelvic floor physiotherapist may be able to help. Here are some common problems and how we can solve them:
When you have questions or concerns about your pelvic floor or period – a pelvic floor physiotherapist is an expert in this area. Our initial appointments at Lakeview Physiotherapy are 1 hour long which gives us the time to address all your concerns in a thorough manner. Our skilled and caring physiotherapists will help you feel at ease and will answer all your questions. There are no bad questions! When you have the tools and support you need to understand your body, you can feel empowered about your period. Whatever products you choose to manage your period, we are here to help!