All he Advantages and Issues with the Menstrual Cup
The menstrual cup collects the flow while the tampons absorb it. Therefore, using the Cup does not dry out or irritate your vagina. In addition, you use a single Cup for several years when the number of tampons used by a woman in her lifetime is in the order of 12,000. Also, with a tampon, urine tends to go up into the vagina on the last day. Along the string when urinating. This is not the case with a menstrual cup.
The Menstrual Cup Greece is therefore much safer, much more practical, much more economical and much less polluting than the tampon.
What are feminine cups made of?
Some are made of medical grade TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) or latex depending on the brand. They are usually very flexible or sometimes a little more rigid depending on the model.
But most of the female Cups are made of medical grade silicone. This is the case for the one we sell at Penntybio. This material has already proven its worth in the medical world (reconstructive and aesthetic surgery): it is very well tolerated by everyone, even in the event of major allergies. The medical grade is assigned following laboratory tests concerning in particular the resistance of the material and its elasticity. The silicone used for our Cups therefore meets many international standards, including USP Class 6, which means it is suitable for remaining inside the human body for 30 days.
And in addition to medical grade, the Cups we sell are platinum grade. This means that during manufacture, the silicone is catalyzed with platinum. Platinum is a rare and very stable metal that does not melt until 1750 degrees. The other and more common method of making silicone is with peroxide. This metal is less expensive but much less stable. Platinum silicone therefore does not present the health risks of peroxide silicone which can release volatile organic matter.
How do I choose the size of my mental haircut?
Choose the size of your menstrual cup
This is the question that often comes up during a purchase. To put it simply, the rule proposed by all manufacturers is as follows:
Most manufacturers offer 2 sizes, to suit all body types:
A small size (Size 1) for women under 30 and not having ever gave birth naturally
A large size Size 2: larger capacity, slightly larger diameter) for women over 30 or those who have given birth vaginally. In some brands, the age is lowered to 25 years.
What about women’s cups?
Choose size 1 for a light flow, prefer size 2 for a medium or heavy flow, or if you have already given birth vaginally. A doubt? Take a size 2. The choice of size is very important. This can change everything for correct, safe and leak-free positioning.
Whether you’ve just had your period or have had your period for several years, the menstrual cup can take a little getting used to. But as soon as the helping hand is taken, you will not be able to do without it.
If you’ve used tampons before, it may have taken several attempts at first to position it correctly, feel comfortable with it, and know when to take it off. It will be the same with the Women’s Cup. A menstrual cup has a lifespan of several years. You have plenty of time to get used to it. The first time, try it at home, relaxed.