What is LadyCup?
LadyCup is the new alternative to sanitary napkins and tampons. The LadyCup is a reusable menstrual cup. LadyCup is not only cheaper, but also much better for the environment. The menstrual cup is very easy to use and does not disrupt the natural biological balance in the vagina. LadyCup is available in different sizes and colors, and comes in a cheerful storage bag. You can order LadyCup online through the drug stores working together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this product used for?
During menstruation a woman loses an average of about 70 ml of blood. Most women use sanitary napkins or tampons in order to dispose of the blood. However, this has quite a few disadvantages. For example, the absorbent materials tend to dry out the mucous membranes in and around the vagina, disturbing the biological balance. This can cause irritation and the vagina can become more susceptible to a vaginal yeast infection. In addition, the production of sanitary napkins is a hardship for the environment. LadyCup is a new answer to these issues. The cup captures menstrual blood in the vagina, after which, it is emptied and re-used. The advantages of LadyCup:
- Made of soft medical silicone from the European Union. Does not contain plasticizers, latex or other harmful substances.
- does not absorb bacteria or liquids and has no effect on the vaginal flora and fauna.
- Reusable, better for the environment.
For whom is the LadyCup suitable?
LadyCup is suitable for all girls and women who menstruate. The cup offers excellent protection against leakage and can also be worn at night and during exercise. The partner drug stores offer LadyCup available online in the following sizes:
- Size S: designed for girls under 25 and women who have had no childbirth (yet).
- Size L: designed for women aged 25 years and older or younger women who have already given birth.
How to use LadyCup?
LadyCup is easy to insert. In fact, the usage is no different than that of a tampon. Always follow the following instructions:
- Wash your hands before use;
- Fold the flexible cup double twice (in length) and push it into the vagina as described in the manual. The cup folds itself open after insertion.
- LadyCup comes with a small stalk to pull it back out.
- Empty the LadyCup 2 to 5 times a day depending on the force of the menstruation. Rinse the cup with water and insert it again.
- Disinfect LadyCup after menstruation in boiling water or in a sterilizing solution. Store the menstrual cup in the supplied storage bag.
If you have difficulty inserting the LadyCup, you can use a water-based lubricant. Read the instructions before use.
LadyCup is made of medical grade silicone and does not cause side-effects. If you still suffer from (vaginal) complaints with the use of the menstrual cup, please consult a doctor.
When is it best not to use this product?
There are no known circumstances wherein LadyCup should not be used. Keep in mind that LadyCup is not a contraceptive.