How Does Menstrual Cup Work

A menstrual cup is a bell shaped barrier which serves as a form of period protection and is worn inside the vagina. Instead of absorbing menstrual fluid, it serves as a storage vessel until the cup is ready to be removed. A menstrual cup is more discreet than a sanitary napkin and can take up to twice as much fluid than an ordinary tampon without changing or risk of leakage.

Because of the larger storage potential of the menstrual cup, it is a welcome asset for women with active lifestyles involving traveling, hiking or even marathon running. Menstrual cups are made from either latex or hypoallergenic silicone which means that the wearer can be safe from unwanted irritation and allergies. There is also a washable menstrual cup. This reusable variety is designed to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years making it both economic and environmentally friendly. Because menstrual cups store menstrual fluids inside the body, it eliminates dampness and can also serve to reduce odor often caused by even trace amounts of menstrual fluid leakage which cannot be avoided as flawlessly with tampons or sanitary napkins.

Though innovative, the menstrual cup is not novel. The first bell-shaped menstrual cup was patented in 1932, making the basic design almost eighty years old. However restrictions in advertising and social taboos on discussing menstruation made it difficult for word to spread until the market of internal period protection was overtaken by the tampon. Never-the-less, women can rest assured that the product has the backing of decades of research, testing and development.

In the United States, reusable menstrual pads are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No reported cases of toxic shock syndrome have been attributed to the use of menstrual cups. There have been reports of yeast infection but such incidents were caused by poor maintenance of the washable menstrual cup. Otherwise, the menstrual cup has proven to be completely safe for everyday use.

The Menstrual Solution is the latest innovation in feminine hygiene protection. Made from 100% medical grade silicone, it is the most convenient, comfortable and reliable alternative to tampons and pads. It is worn internally, and environmentally friendly because it’s reusable. Ideal for all activities, swimming, sports, and travelling. Feel free to look through the FAQ’s. More info: