The Menstrual cup is a reusable cup, around two inches long and made from soft medical grade silicone. It is worn internally a lot lower than a tampon but, while tampons and pads absorb menstrual fluid, the Menstrual cup collects it. This means it doesn't cause dryness or irritation, and also that it collects far more (three times as much as a tampon!). Because the Menstrual cup is reusable, you only need one so it saves you money and helps the environment too.
The Menstrual cup is designed to be folded and inserted into the vagina, then removed, rinsed and reinserted up to every 8 hours. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls, allowing menstrual fluid to pass into the Menstrual cup without leakage or odour. This seal is released for removal, allowing you to empty the contents, rinse or wipe and reinsert. Comfortable, convenient and safe: the Menstrual cup can be used overnight and when traveling, swimming or exercising.Size is related to age and childbearing history as these can affect pelvic floor tone, it is not related to menstrual flow.
Size 1 is Recommended for those under the age of 30 who have not given birth vaginally.
Size 2 is Recommended for those who are 30 and over, and all who have given birth vaginally regardless of age.
The difference between '1' and '2' is only small (3mm), but it is crucial!