Napkins and tampons are normal for women, but over the years their use has not only been costly, it is also a major burden on the environment. There is an economical, reusable alternative – the Cup féminine, a menstrual cup made from 100% hypoallergenic medical silicone.
The handling is similar to that of a tampon, but the cup can remain in the body for up to 12 hours. Regular cleaning after use ensures use for many years and helps you save a lot of money while avoiding a lot of garbage. A pink or yellow cotton bag, which is made in India, is used for storage.
The Cup féminine is made in France and is available in 2 sizes:
Size 1 (diameter: 42 mm, length: 47 mm, capacity: 23 ml, pink cotton bag)
Fits women under 30 with less bleeding who have not given birth yet and very delicately built, smaller women.
Size 2 (diameter: 46 mm, length: 52 mm, capacity: 30ml, yellow cotton bag)
For women who have given birth vaginally or are over 30 and for tall women of medium to strong stature.
1) Before the first use and after the end of use, the menstrual cup must be sterilized. To do this, the cup must be boiled in hot water for a few minutes.
2) The cup must be folded for insertion. For this, the upper edge is pressed in, fixed with a finger and then not inserted too deep. The cup opens in the body, creating a slight negative pressure to guarantee a perfect fit.
3) The cup must be removed after a MAXIMUM of 12 hours. To do this, pull the stem slightly until you can lightly squeeze the lower part of the cup so that the vacuum is released. Then empty the contents in the toilet, rinse the cup or clean with a cloth. The cup can then be reinserted.