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On Menstrual Hygiene Day, We Are Debunking Some Common Myths About Using Menstrual Cups

Okay, I’ll admit that I was clueless about menstrual hygiene when I started menstruating, I mean, I was just a teenager. However, as I grew up, I started using several period products that made my ‘that time of the month’ less chaotic and quite manageable, including a menstrual cup. But I don’t know why there are so many myths about this simple and hassle-free cup. And as we all know, May 28 is observed as Menstrual Hygiene Day every year, we are going to debunk some common myths about menstrual cups because menstrual hygiene matters.

Here Are 6 Myths About Menstrual Cups That Need To Be Debunked ASAP!

1. Menstrual Cups Affect One’s Virginity

First of all, virginity is nothing but a social construct. And no, menstrual cups have nothing to do with virginity because it will not cause any harm to your hymen. From teenagers to adults, everyone can use a menstrual cup without any worries.

2. Menstrual Cup Can Get Lost Inside The Vagina

Erm, what? FYI, there is not much space inside the vagina that a cup will get lost in it. And if you can’t locate the menstrual cup, just change your position a little bit and locate the stem of the cup, it will be much easier than panicking.

3. You Should Change Your Cup Every Year

No, that’s not true either. Most menstrual cups are made of medical-grade silicone. A good quality menstrual cup can last up to 3 to 5 years. However, you have to take good care of it like washing the cup after every use and sterilizing it properly after every cycle.

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4. One Size Fits All

I mean, it would have been so easy if we could get universal cups but it’s still a dream that will never come true. Usually, menstrual cups come in three different sizes – extras small (XS), small (S), and large (L). So choose a proper size that fits you properly.

5. You Can’t Wear The Menstrual Cup While Urinating

To be very honest, even I thought that you have to take out the menstrual cup before peeing but I was clearly wrong. For the unversed, a menstrual cup goes inside the vagina at the base of the cervix and women urinate through the urethra which is above the vagina, so there’s no chance that the two paths will ever cross each other. Hence, you don’t have to remove the menstrual cup while urinating and this problem is solved.

6. Using Menstrual Cups Causes Pain

A lot of people who use menstrual cups, describe it as comfortable and easy to use. And if you are inserting the cup correctly, then you will not feel any pain. You have to double-fold the cup ‌and‌ ‌insert it inside the vagina at‌ ‌an‌ ‌angle‌, practise is necessary.

Also Read: Ahead Of Menstrual Hygiene Day, We’re Busting Some Period-Related Myths. Knowledge Is Power, Sisters!

All and all, menstrual cups are safe and easy to use.

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Preeti Singh

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