Switching to a menstrual cup is a great investment financially and environmentally. But, they’re not exactly like tampons where you buy a bunch of them with different absorbency levels and decide which one to wear on the day…
Menstrual cups work regardless of your flow, and tend to be available in a range of sizes, but how do you know which is best for your body? Read on to learn more…
Top Tips on Finding the Perfect Menstrual Cup Size
It can be hard to decide which menstrual cup size is best for your body, especially if you are new to the whole idea. That’s why Kegel8 have compiled a list of top tips to help you on your journey to a plastic free period!
Tip 1: Have you had a baby?
Sizing guidelines recommend that Size A (the smaller option) is to be used by women who haven’t given birth, and Size B (the larger option) is best for those who have had a baby. This does NOT refer to you delivery your baby vaginally! Your body will have prepared for labour even if you had a C-section, so your muscles will still be much looser postnatally. So make sure you select the right size for you.
Tip 2: Remember your pre-natal body
It’s essential to remember that if you have had a vaginal birth, even though your vagina does stretch during pregnancy and childbirth, it will return to its normal size. So if you had a narrow vaginal canal before childbirth, you may still need to size down to the smaller menstrual cup option.
Tip 3: Do you do your pelvic floor exercises?
Those who engage their pelvic floor muscles in regular exercise can select a smaller size menstrual cup. This is because your muscles are tighter and more likely to hold a smaller cup in place efficiently.
Tip 4: Measure yourself
Get hands on! You can use your fingers to scope out the shape and size of your vagina, and then match it as best as you can to the measurement guidelines set out on your chosen menstrual cup.
Tip 5: Do you know your flow?
Even though a menstrual cup is a great method of discovering your menstrual flow and trends, if you already have a slight inclination as to how heavy or light your periods are, you can pick a larger or smaller menstrual cup size to match.
Reviews for the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup
Kathryn - Never using tampons agian!
"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) but cheaper. Love the little pouch it comes with too. Awesome, would recommend!”
Cup lover - Fantastic product, delighted!
"I have size A Kegel8 Menstrual Cup. I have given birth, but it was via C-section with no pushing involved at all, so everything ‘down there’ stayed intact (woo hoo!). I’m 34 and average height and build, not overweight but absolutely not skinny. My pelvic floor is strong, I have no signs of any weaknesses down there so I thought the size A would be fine for me, happy to report, it is! In fact, it’s changed my bloody life. Yes, that’s right, life changing. I didn’t know how much I hated tampons until I started using a menstrual cup. Your period can feel pretty gross but using this cup everything feels clean as a whistle. "