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Woman's Menstrual Cycle and Menstrual Cup


 Woman's menstrual cycle

A woman's menstrual cycle can be very frustrating, but it doesn't have to be that way. A new trend that is gaining popularity is the use of menstrual cups. The Silky Cup, specifically, can be used for up to 10 years, is 100% Medical Grade material, and it is latex-free. Its use also saves you from the waste associated with pads and tampons and the money invested in those products each month. A one-time purchase of the Silky Cup is an investment that can save you money for years to come.

             The Silky Cup allows for greater freedom of movement during your menstrual cycle. You can even swim while using the Silky Cup. When inserted properly, your cup won't leak if it is emptied regularly. Once inserted, you shouldn't feel it at all. If the stem bothers you, it can be trimmed as to allow complete comfort. It can be a little awkward to use the first few times, but after you get used to it, both insertion and removal become second nature. If you have a low flow, you can safely leave it in for 8 to 12 hours!

             The Silky Cup should be boiled once a month, preferably before you use it, at the beginning of your menstruation. It should always be washed with soap and water before your first monthly use. Otherwise, it only needs to be rinsed with warm water. If you are in a public restroom and uncomfortable cleaning it while in public, you can just wipe your Silky Cup and reinsert it until you have more privacy for a thorough cleaning, or you can bring a bottle of water and rinse your Silky Cup over the toilet. Using a menstrual cup also helps you avoid the embarrassment of trying to find a place to dispose of feminine hygiene products while you are in public.

             Before using it the first time, you will need to boil it in a pot of water to sanitize it. Then, insertion is very simple. Make sure to wash your hands and your Silky Cup with soap and water. You will need to raise your leg, squat, or sit down, in order to facilitate the insertion process. Just fold the Silky Cup into a "C" shape and slide it into the vaginal opening at a 45 degree angle, pointing the "C" shaped fold toward the small of your back. Once it is high enough that it is no longer visible, you can be sure that it is in the correct position. You can do this anywhere that you have privacy. Twist the cup until it opens up completely, and you are done. When you have successfully placed your Silky Cup, wash your hands with soap and water

             When removing your Silky Cup, first, you will need to find the base of the cup. Pull gently on the stem to release suction. Pinch one side first, then the other, and carefully remove your cup to avoid spillage. The fluid can be poured into the toilet for discreet disposal. When used properly, the Silky Cup can make your menstruation pass as easily as possible, without the waste and hassle of disposable products.

What are signs of abnormal heavy bleeding?

During the first year of menstruation your period may be irregular. There will be times when you have a light period and a heavy period. You may also notice discharge when your period is over. Keep a liner on if you are planning to use a menstruation cup or tampon for the first time. Some females will genetically have a heavier period flow; consult with your parents at home to get family history. If you have a heavy constant flow for longer than 6 days straight consult your local clinic or physician.