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Here Are 6 Extremely Helpful Videos On How To Use A Menstrual Cup

Menstrual cups are small, flexible cups made of silicon or latex rubber that can be reused repeatedly.  
Published -14 Jul 2022, 19:06 ISTUpdated -15 Jul 2022, 15:38 IST
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Menstrual cups are quickly becoming a popular feminine hygiene product. Many women are now choosing them over sanitary pads and tampons. This is because menstrual cups are safe, easy to use, environmentally-friendly, as well as economical.

But a lot of women still avoid this product because of many confusions and misconceptions. So, we bring you 6 videos that will clear things up and provide you with all the information you may need about menstrual cups. Check them out here:

1. How To Use Menstrual Cups?

Dr Riddhima Shetty, obstetrician-gynecologist shared a video explaining how to use menstrual cups. She explained how to set it up for use and how to store it properly.

The video includes important information about how you should store your cup in a cloth bag to prevent dust accumulation, boil it for seven to ten minutes before inserting it for the first time, and she also demonstrates three ways to insert it.

2. How Menstrual Cup Works?

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Leeza Mangaldas who creates sex positive and menstruation related content on social media, shared a video about how menstrual cups work. She used a champagne flute glass and watermelon juice to demonstrate that. Her detailed explanation is easy to understand and will clear all your doubts on how to use it.

3. What To Do If Your Menstrual Cup Gets Stuck?

Dr. Tanaya, also known by the Instagram name @dr_cuterus, shared a video on what to do if your menstrual cup ever gets stuck inside. She says that the first thing to do in this situation is to relax and then follow the tips shared by her.

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4. When Not To Use A Menstrual Cup?

In another video shared by Dr. Tanaya, aka Dr Cuterus, talks about when not to use a menstrual cup. She recommends you do not use menstrual cup under these circumstances:

  • If you have a silicon allergy.
  • If you have an IUD.
  • If you have had a recent vaginal surgery, abortion, or childbirth.
  • If you have vaginismus.
  • If you are uncomfortable using it.

5. Various Questions About Menstrual Cup

Dr Anjali Kumar, Obstetrics & Gynaecologist, answered several frequently asked questions about menstrual cups in a video on her YouTube page Maitri. She answered several important questions in the video including when can someone start using a menstrual cup, when should the cup be changed, and many other crucial topics.

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6. How To Choose The Right Menstrual Cup Size?

Dr. Tanaya shared a video on how to buy the correct menstrual cup size. Her guide mentions:

  • If you had a baby vaginally, then go for the large size.
  • If you had a baby through surgery, then go for the medium or small size.
  • If you never had a baby, then go for the medium or small size.
  • If you are a teenager, then go for an extra small cup.

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