You’ve decided to make the switch to a menstrual cup. That’s awesome, but before you go running off to purchase your first menstrual cup here are 5 things you should really know before investing in a menstrual cup.

1 One size does not fit all.

Your one-of-a-kind and so is your vagina, take the time to do your research and work out which menstrual cup would work best for you. This will save you money and will make the whole experience much easier. There are lots of great resources on the web and on this website such as comparison charts and if you get stuck you can use our free and confidential menstrual cup sizer service.

 2 Don’t buy from eBay or Amazon.

As tempting as it might be to buy your heavily discounted menstrual cup from eBay or Amazon. You really shouldn’t! There are more illegal copies of genuine menstrual cup brands then you could shake a stick at on these selling platforms. As a newbie to the world of menstrual cups, you’re unlikely going to be able to differentiate between the legitimate cups and the knockoff cups as listings are often copied from genuine menstrual cup brands. Opt instead to buy directly from the menstrual cup company’s website or a specialist retailer such as ourselves you’ll also benefit from great customer service something you won’t be able to get on eBay or Amazon.

3 Material matters

Whether you’ve decided on a menstrual cup made out of medical grade silicone or TPE, It will dictate the sterilising methods you use and how long your menstrual cup will last. As well as the stiffness of the cup, again take the time to do your research and choose the most suitable material for your lifestyle and body.

4  Join a support group on Facebook.

You’re going to have questions right? Menstrual cup advice groups on Facebook are the perfect place to get friendly and helpful advice and if you’re having difficulty with your cup chances are someone in the group has had similar difficulties and can offer helpful advice.

5 Remember if your first cup doesn’t work for you don’t give up on menstrual cups.

Not love at first sight? As much as we would all love to find our goldilocks menstrual cup first time sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to find that perfect menstrual cup.

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