Wherever life takes you, mother nature is bound to follow. About to board a flight? Here she comes, prepare for turbulence. Mid-tour of some ancient ruins? Surprise, mother nature is about to ruin something else.
Travelling when you’re on your period is difficult, but menstrual cups can bring you some ease. Keep reading to learn more…
Top tips for travelling when using a menstrual cup:
1. Use on-the-go items
Carrying around a wad of tampons and pads with you when travelling can be difficult. We need to save on our baggage allowance to make room for the extra outfit! But when using a menstrual cup, all you’ll really need is a cleansing travel spray for hygiene. The Kegel8 Menstrual Cup Travel Spray will help to keep you clean on-the-go. This light and discreet bottle is perfect for festivals, night’s out, weekends away – you can take it anywhere! There’s no need to stuff your handbag full with tampons – just pack the travel spray and off you go!
A great tip to keep in mind when travelling is to always keep two cups with you. You never know when the spare one will come in handy! A handy kit to take travelling with you is the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup Starter Pack. This on-the-go set will fulfil all your menstrual needs AND you receive two cups!
3. Carry with care
When you’re not using your menstrual cup, make sure you keep it in a suitable carry case to keep it fresh and undamaged. For example, the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup comes with a reusable cotton pouch to let your cup breathe and stay clean.
4. There’s nowhere to clean my cup!?
Don’t worry if you forgot your cleaning spray or wipes. If there’s nowhere where you can thoroughly clean your cup, you can simply empty your cup into the toilet and reinsert. Better yet – you might not even need to empty it! If you have an average flow, you can wear your menstrual cup for up to 12 hours! That means you won’t have to change your menstrual cup even on most long-haul flights.
5. Try to be prepared
It’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared! If you know your period is due and you’re about to go on a long journey, you can always insert your cup prior to setting off. This way, you’re set for any untimely calls from mother nature half way from your plane, train or car ride!
There are so many menstrual cups – which one do I choose?!
You can remove the guesswork when you choose the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup. This handy little cup boasts a number of features:
- Trimmable stem – because we know that every vagina is different, so our menstrual cup reflects this
- Air release holes – no longer do you need to have the paranoia of the cup getting stuck, the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup’s air holes feature helps to prevent this
- Measurement lines – with these handy indicators you can really get to know your flow (a vital component for those who may suffer with Endometriosis)
Your thoughts on the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup
Kathryn - Never using tampons again!
"I'm trying to convince every woman I know to switch to a menstrual cup!! They're so much better than pads or tampons.
This cup is just as good as moon cup (which I had before and sadly lost it) but cheaper. Love the little pouch it comes with too. Awesome, would recommend!"
Sara - Environmentally friendly and bank-balance friendly. Works for me!
"I wasn't sure I'd be able to get along with this after I first tried it, I was scared of not getting it in place. However this is my 3rd period and I am now an expert and trying to convince as many women as possible to change to a menstrual cup. I can't believe that I can go all day without changing, No wet string and the compulsion to change a tampon because the string is wet with wee. Sports and gym visits are a no-brainer and I literally forget I have my period without any annoyingly uncomfortable tampons to remind me! I feel cleaner and more able to handle my period which can be really really heavy as I suffer with endometriosis. I've worked out I should save over £100 in a year as I was spending in excess of £12 - £15 per month on tampons."