The Ziggy Cup Introduction
The Ziggy Cup is a newcomer to the menstrual cup world and it’s the product that many people have been waiting for. It’s the only completely reusable option that can be used for non-messy period sex.
You can check out the full review here: Intimina Ziggy Cup. Or, keep on reading for our top ten tips for using the Ziggy Cup.
Tip #1: Wash your Hands
Before you handle the Intimina Ziggy Cup, or insert, or remove it, you should wash your hands well. If you don’t, you can introduce all sorts of germs into your vagina which can lead to things like BV and yeast infections.
Tip #2: Replace Every 2 Years, or Not
The company officially recommends replacing your Intimina Ziggy Cup every 2 years. However, many people find that menstrual cups made from medical grade silicone often last far longer than that.
Tip #3: You Can Get Toxic Shock Syndrome from the Ziggy Cup
Although it’s very rare, even among tampon users, it is indeed possible to get TSS from the Ziggy Cup. Some of the warning signs include: fever, rash, and dizziness. If you experience any of these things, take your menstrual cup out immediately and go to the hospital.
Facts and Symptoms about Toxic Shock Syndrome
Tip #4: Keep it Clean
In order to prevent things like yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, you’ll want to keep the Ziggy Cup extra clean. It also goes a long way towards reducing your risk of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).
You should wash your menstrual cup well every time you take it out. You can use a mild soap or menstrual cup wash and warm water.
The Ziggy Menstrual Cup is made from medical grade silicone, the same material as most other menstrual cups so any cleaning instructions for those cups also apply to this one.
Tip #5: How to Insert the Ziggy Cup
Here’s how to insert the cup:
- Squeeze the rim in half
- Sit on the toilet, and relax
- Insert the Ziggy Cup, tilting it towards the back of your body
- Push the rim up, making sure it’s resting behind your pubic bone
Tip #6: Use an IUD? The Ziggy Cup May Not be for You
Unlike traditional menstrual cups, the Ziggy Cup sits right up under your cervix. This also happens to be where your IUD strings hang out. So, using both of these products at the same time probably won’t work that well for you.
That said, you’ll get the best advice from your doctor so check with them about this.
Tip #7: How to Remove the Ziggy Cup
- Sit on the toilet and relax
- Hook one finger under the rim
- Pull it out, keeping it pointing upwards to avoid spillage
How to Use the Ziggy Cup
Tip #8: Change Every 12 Hours
You have to change your menstrual cup every 12 hours, even if it may not be entirely full. When you take out the Ziggy Cup, you should wash it well with soap or a menstrual cup wash and water.
Tip #9: Using it Overnight
Since you can use it for 12 hours, it is indeed possible to wear the Ziggy Menstrual Cup overnight. If you previously had to get up during the night of your heaviest flow to deal with your period, try out this one and you’ll likely notice the difference.
Tip #10: Consider Using for a Really Heavy Period
If you have a very heavy period, then you may want to consider using the Ziggy Cup. In theory, it has a capacity of 76 ml, while is 2-3x more than an average menstrual cup like the Diva Cup or Lena Cup.
In theory, it’s not really possible to get that full capacity because it’ll leak, and/or be extremely difficult to remove when it’s entirely full. That said, even if you fill it up only 2/3 of the way, 50 ml is more than any other menstrual up on the market today.
The Ziggy Cup Tips: Have your Say!
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