What is i-Activ® Menstrual Cup?
Menstrual cups work just as well as tampons and pads. A menstrual cup is a type of reusable feminine hygiene product. It’s a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of rubber or silicone that you insert into your vagina to catch and collect period fluid. Cups can hold more blood than other methods, leading many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. And depending on your flow, you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours.
When you use a menstrual cup for the first time, it may feel uncomfortable. But “greasing” your cup can help make the process smooth. Before you put it in your cup, lubricate the rim with water or a water-based lube (lubricant). A wet menstrual cup is much easier to insert.
i-Activ® Menstrual Cup with Jute Bag is made of 100% medical-grade silicone and is extremely flexible and soft to use. It provides you with 8-10 hrs of protection against changing pads. i-Activ® Menstrual Cup gives you pad-free periods. It is leak-proof in nature. It protects your intimate skin against rashes and foul odor. Besides, it is environmentally friendly and is reusable for up to 10 years. You can enjoy your physical activities like exercising, swimming, or dancing without worrying about periods with i-Activ® Menstrual Cup.
- Made with medical-grade liquid silicone
- Environmental friendly and reusable for up to 10 years
- Flexible and comfortable
- Can be used while doing physical activities
Many women choose to use menstrual cups because:
- They’re budget-friendly. You pay a one-time price for a reusable menstrual cup, unlike tampons or pads, which have to be continually bought and can cost upward of $100 a year.
- Menstrual cups are safer. Because menstrual cups collect rather than absorb blood, you’re not at risk of getting toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare bacterial infection associated with tampon use.
- Menstrual cups hold more blood. A menstrual cup can hold about one to two ounces of menstrual flow. Tampons, on the other hand, can only hold up to a third of an ounce.
- They’re eco-friendly. Reusable menstrual cups can last a long time, which means you’re not contributing more waste to the environment.
- You can have sex. Most reusable cups need to be taken out before you have sex, but the soft disposable ones can stay in while you get intimate. Not only will your partner not feel the cup, you also won’t have to worry about leaks.
- You can wear a cup with an IUD. Some companies claim a menstrual cup could dislodge an IUD, but a 2012 studyTrusted Source debunked that belief. If you’re concerned, though, check with your doctor about using a menstrual cup.
How to use i-Activ® Menstrual Cup
- Washing: Thoroughly sterilize (wash) your hands and cup with warm water.
- Folding of cup: Hold the cup facing upside and fold it in half by pressing the sides of the cup together to form a “C” shape. Hold the folded side properly between your thumb and forefinger
- Inserting the cup: Gently separate the opening of the vagina with one hand and slowly push the folded side of the cup inside the vaginal opening. Please ensure that the folded cup opens up fully inside the vagina and forms a seal while taking the hand out
- Removing the cup: Wash your hands with warm water and soap. Hold the stem gently and pull it out till you can touch the bottom of the cup. Now slightly press the cup in the bottom to release the air seal and pull the cup out completely
- Emptying the cup: The cup needs to be emptied 2 to 5 times a day depending upon the flow of the individual. Empty the cup in the toilet. Rinse it thoroughly with water and reinsert
- When your periods are over and the cup is no longer in use, first wash your cup with lukewarm water and soap
- Then place the cup in boiling water for 2-3 mins to fully sanitize it
- Remove the cup from the boiling water and allow it to air dry completely
- Store it in the provided jute bag when not in use