For women, it is always difficult to choose the right product especially products to manage their periods. Whether it is choosing the right bra or selecting the perfect menstrual cup, it always becomes a stressful job to select the right product. There are several blogs and information available on the internet relating to choosing the right bra, but there is the least information on choosing the right menstrual cup for yourself.
If you are looking to purchase the right menstrual cup, this blog will tell you how to choose the best one.
Perks of opting for a menstrual cup
Before understanding how to choose the right menstrual cup, let’s get knowledgeable about its benefits.
- Affordable option as compared to the sanitary napkins
- Safe and hygienic choice
- Holds more quantity of blood, which make it the best choice for heavy flow
- Environmentally safe
How much do you have to pay for a menstrual cup?
Most people believe that menstrual cups are quite costly, but that’s not true. Here’s a handy guide to help you decide.
As compared to the pads and tampons, the menstrual caps are cost-effective. For menstrual cups, you have to invest around Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500 only as a one-time investment, which would last you few years.
How to choose the right menstrual cup?
Learn about the sizes first
Before choosing the right cup, you must know the available sizes. Most of the menstrual cups are available in two sizes, and some of them are available in small cervix sizes. They are available in small as well as large sizes, where the small size is around 40mm whereas larger sizes are 45mm.
Check for the capacity of the cup
Capacity is one of the most important factors while choosing a menstrual cup. Most of the cups have a capacity of 25-27 milliliters. This will be enough for you, even if you have a medium flow. A single cup can work for around 12 hours. But on the other hand, if you have a heavy flow, then choosing a larger capacity menstrual cup is the best option.
Check whether you have a high or a low cervix
If you have a low cervix, then you must choose a small size menstrual cup, but on the other hand, if you have a high cervix, then you must choose an ‘M’ size menstrual cup.
To have an idea about your cervix, you have to place your longest finger into your vagina. If your finger can easily go inside your vagina before reaching the cervix, then you have a high cervix, whereas if your finger does not reach properly within your vagina, then you have a low cervix.
Go through the firmness of your period cup
Sometimes you may have a sensitive bladder. In that case, you should check for the firmness of your cup. If you face issues related to your bladder, then it will be best for you not to choose a firm cup.
If you are involved in physical activities, then you should choose to purchase a more firm cup.
Always choose the best brand
There are many brands available, where you can purchase a menstrual cup. If you want to get the best and want to make your cup last-long, then it is important to choose a menstrual cup made with medical-grade materials. Check out the Meneza cup in our shop section, which is India’s first FDA registered cup made out of medical-grade silicone.
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