Menstrual cups have been around for years. Upwards of 80, to be exact, believe it or not! One of the first iterations saw its patent filed by Leona Chalmers in July 1935.
While they’ve been around for a long time, they’ve only recently become a semi-popular feminine care product. And even while menstrual cups continue to increase in popularity, they’re not exactly a mainstream solution.
Let’s be honest: the idea of inserting a silicone cup into your vagina can be anxiety-inducing for many.
If you’ve thought about them, you probably have a few questions about how they work.
You’ve come to the right place if you do. In this Yuuki cup FAQ, we’ll answer some of the most popular questions about using a Yuuki cup, so you can decide if it’s something you want to try.
Let’s get to it!
How Do Menstrual Cups Work, Anyway?
These silicone cups are folded and then inserted into your vagina, just like you’d insert a tampon. If they are in the correct position, the menstrual cup will seal to the walls of your vagina and collect your uterine lining.
Don’t worry, your body will adjust to the cup and you won’t be able to feel it or its stem.
How Long Can I Wear the Cup For?
You can wear most menstrual cups for up to 12 hours, so you’ll need to empty the cup at least twice a day.
Of course, everyone has a different cycle, so it’s going to take some time and a little practice for you to determine how often you need to empty your menstrual cup. At the beginning of your cycle when your flow is heavier, you’re going to want to empty your cup more often.
How Do I Know Which Size I Need?
Take our menstrual cup quiz to help you figure out which menstrual cup size may be right for you.
The biggest indicator of which size is appropriate is going to be your flow. If you have a light or normal flow, a small size cup is appropriate. With a heavy flow, you may want to opt for a large size to be safe.
How Do I Remove the Menstrual Cup?
To successfully remove the cup, you’ll need to release the seal created by your cup before removing the cup itself. Doing this isn’t that difficult – all you need to do is grip the base of the cup (not just the stem) – and slowly move it from side to side while sliding it out of your vagina.
The most important thing is to relax. Sit on your toilet, relax your muscles, and allow the cup to move further down. If you want to, you can also squat to help the cup move lower on its own too.
Will the Cup Get Lost Inside of My Body?
Not to worry – your Yuuki cup cannot get lost – no matter which size you have.
Yuuki Cup FAQ
While it is short and sweet, let this Yuuki cup FAQ be your guide to your menstrual cup questions and concerns.
If you have more questions than those answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d love to hear from you.