Is it okay to insert a menstrual cup before my period? Find out everything you need to know about it here.
Why Insert a Menstrual Cup Before My Period?
There are a couple of reasons why you might want to insert a menstrual cup before your monthly flow:
- You’ve just gotten your new menstrual cup and are excited to try it out, even though it’s not that time of the month.
- You know that you’re going to get your period in the next day and want to have some protection “just in case.”
Is it Okay to Do This?
Is it harmful to insert a menstrual cup before your period? No!
You can actually wear a menstrual cup any time you want. There isn’t a lot of reason to do, apart from you’re getting your period soon or just to see what it’s like, but in theory you could.
The key thing to keep in mind is that you should keep it in for a maximum of 12 hours in order to reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. At that time, you should take your cup out and wash it well with soap, or menstrual cup wash and water.
Can I use the Diva Cup Before My Period?
Tips for Using a Menstrual Cup Before your Period
When you have your period, things are pretty lubricated “down there” and most people can insert a cup quite easily.
However, if it’s not that time of the month, then it can be more dry and your cup won’t just slide in easily. There are a couple of things you can do to deal with this problem:
- Wet your menstrual cup with water. This is the best solution and most people find that it works well for them.
- Use a water based lubricant. This is the less preferred option because it’s expensive, can potentially damage your menstrual cup, and also cause some vaginal irritation.
When Will I Get my Period?
Knowing more information about your menstrual cycle can be really useful. It can help you to know when you’ll begin to menstruate, and you can even put your cup in 12-24 hours before that time (just remember to remove the cup every 12 hours max to clean it).
Find out some information here:
Have your Say!
Have you ever tried inserting a menstrual cup before your period? Do you have any tips for doing so?
Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.