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Frequently Asked Questions on Menstrual Cups

1. Will my vagina get uncomfortable, or loose if I use a menstrual cup?

When you use a tampon, it feels like something is stuck inside the vagina. And a cup is bigger than a tampon, so many people would think that a menstrual cup makes the vagina uncomfortable or loose. However, it is just a misconception.

The soft silicone accommodates into the shape of the vagina, so it doesn’t loosen up the vagina or cause discomfort.

2. Will a cup cause allergies or toxic shock syndrome?

It doesn’t cause allergies/irritation or toxic shock syndrome.However, if it is used improperly, it will cause TSS due to personal factors and hygiene problems.

If you do not thoroughly clean your hands before you use or remove the cup, or leave it in the body for too long, there is a chance of causing a potential risk of toxic shock syndrome.
*People who have had toxic shock syndrome are not suitable for using the moon cup.

It is made of 100% body-safe medical-grade silicone. Menstrual cups don’t absorb blood like a tampon: it collects and stores menstrual blood from the bottom of the cervix. In addition, menstrual cups are not bleached, which doesn’t make the vagina too dry, protecting it from mucus tears, allergies, or toxic shock syndrome (TSS).

3. Can I go to the washroom, exercise and sleep as usual?

Yes. Menstrual cups do not block the urinal opening, so you can go to the toilet without taking it off. The soft flexible silicone cup caters to the shape of your vagina, establishing itself inside, so it doesn’t fall out even with the most intense exercises; It collects blood with a capacity three times more than the traditional menstrual products.

Menstrual cups are also suitable for days with heavy flow since you only need to change them twice a day. Its design allows the cup to be used for at most 8-12 hours - you can go out for over half a day, and you still wouldn’t need to worry about changing pads or tampons in the middle of the day. If you are worried about possible leakage, you can add a panty liner just in case. Besides, after using the cup, you don’t even have to experience the unpleasant ‘blood explosions’ when standing up/sneezing/coughing.

No more fear of sudden “blood explosions” ಠ_ಠ

4. Would it be difficult to take out?

Chances are, yes. That’s why you have to pick the suitable size for yourself.

Check out how to find the right cup for you>>
Check out how to use and clean a cup>>

When taking out, you have to squeeze the lower part or edges of the cup, disabling the cup’s vacuum state within the vagina; Don’t directly and forcefully pull onto the stem. It could hurt the vagina. The easiest way to pull it out is by doing the squat position, then using your abdomen and vagina to push out the menstrual cup. Relax your muscles and the cup will be easily taken out.
A caution for users: if your cervix is relatively high, it could become higher by the end of your period, making it much harder to take out.

If you couldn’t find or take out the cup, consult a doctor immediately.

5. How much can using a cup save?

After some research, we got an average of how much women spend on pads or tampons in a lifetime. Note that prices vary based on brand, region, discount offers, or year.

Doing a rough estimation the price ranges from about HKD17,500 - HKD40000. But a cup costs only around $350.

The average person alternates between 2 cups when menstruating, even though 1 is possible. With proper cleaning and care on the cups, according to Intimia, their designated cups are made to last up to 10 years. After a quick estimation, the cost of using menstrual cups in a lifetime is merely at least HK$2,800.