I exercise intensively, can this really be the solution?
Yes! With the use of a menstrual cup you regain your freedom of movement during your period! This applies to all sports: running, tennis, football, swimming (does not absorb water from the outside like a tampon does), horse riding, athletics, gymnastics, etc.
What material is your menstrual cup made of?
100% Medical TPE: Thermo Plastic Elastomer.
Why is a TPE cup better than a silicone or rubber cup?
TPE is environmentally friendly because it contains no chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine and is reusable. In addition, no plasticisers are used in the processing of TPE. Women can be allergic to silicone and / or rubber, but never to TPE. This is a material that must be able to remain in a body without rejection and is therefore medically approved.
How long can I withhold a cup?
Basically 12 hours. If you don't lose a lot of blood, that's fine. If you lose a lot of blood, you have to see for yourself when you have to empty the cup on average.
What is the lifespan of your menstrual cup?
About 10 years. We do advise you to keep a close eye on your cup for discoloration, deformation or other external changes. Then it's time for a new one!
How do I insert the cup?
There are many different ways to insert your cup. This is different for everyone. The most common way is this: make a U-shape of the cup and push the wall in slightly on one side. Bend your knees a bit and spread your legs a little wider apart. Gently put the cup in your vagina and push it in so far that the stem is also inside. Let the cup gently unfold (the first times you will not hear / feel that yet and you have to feel around with your finger if there is no dent in it, later you will get more "insight" on it). Once it is open, push it further up with your thumb (or any other finger, whichever works best for you) until it is properly seated. Stand up straight and wiggle your hips slightly. The cup then finds its final place with you.
In the beginning it is really a bit of trying (just think of the initial period of your use of tampons).
I find insertion quite difficult, are there any tips?
It is a bit of trying out what works for you. There are several ways of insertion, you can find quite a few instructional videos about this on youtube. Cupkiezer also has quite a few detailed tips! Furthermore, to make it easier, you can insert the cup in the shower in the morning. If you are not in the shower, you can also moisten the cup with lukewarm water or lubricant. This can't hurt!
How do I take the cup out again?
Sit relaxed on the toilet. The cup is vacuum attached to your vaginal wall, so you cannot just pull it down. With your finger you push in the side wall of the cup to break the vacuum and then pull the cup out with two fingers on the stem. If you are looking a bit for the cup or stem, take a deep breath: the cup will slowly come down a bit. Never pull on the stem with force, never press to work the cup down. Once outside your body, keep the cup upright, otherwise everything will flow over your hands. Empty the cup between your legs in the toilet bowl.
There is no tap in the toilet, how do I clean my cup?
If you know you have one in it, always take our intimate wipes and / or a bottle of water with you. With both you can clean and reinsert your cup without the risk of unhygienic handling. The wipes are purely natural, without chemicals and alcohol and are therefore suitable for your most intimate zone. If you have not brought both with you, you can use toilet paper or nothing, it is your own material that comes out!
Isn't the pink color harmful to you?
No. The dye is not chemical and has been specially developed for the cup.
Can you use the cup if you are still a virgin?
Yes, that is possible without a problem. Using the cup will not damage your virginity (or hymen).