All you need to know – Menstrual cups for Teens!
You may have noticed that tampons and pads are not that cheap! You have probably also realised that using pads can be messy and tampons are not always that comfortable. Let alone the fact that both create a huge amount of waste for landfill.
Menstrual cups are a game changing alternative! Invented in 1937, menstrual cups have become incredibly popular over the last few decades as and more and more women and teenagers discover the freedom of a menstrual, and want to let the world know!
What is a menstrual cup
The Me Luna menstrual cup is a small bell shaped cup which is used as an alternative to tampons and pads. The small pliable cup is designed to collect menstrual fluid. The cup can be worn continuously for up to 8 hours, before being emptied, rinsed then reinserted.
Hassle free periods!
Once you get the hang of how to use a menstrual cup, you will no longer have to worry about carrying enough pads or tampons with you. Missing out on fun at the beach or the pool with your friends will also be a thing of the past, as swimming is no problem when wearing your Me Luna. They are also much more comfortable to wear when playing sports or going to the gym. In fact, the Me Luna is so comfortable to wear you will likely forget that you have your period at all. Not only are they better for your body and our planet, but switching to a cup will save you truck loads of money too! If you like to learn more, head over to our article Benefits of using a menstrual cup.
So, how do menstrual cups work
The flexible period cup is folded then inserted into the vagina, where it then unfolds. Similar to tampons or pads it catches the menstrual fluid. However the difference is that the sanitary cup does not absorb the fluid and won’t mess with your vagina’s pH balance. Instead, the Me Luna collects menstrual fluid while your pH levels to remain unchanged.
You can wear your reusable menstrual cup for up to 8 hours, including overnight, before needing to empty it. Once you have given it a quick rinse (or wipe with a tissue if in a public rest room and don’t have a water bottle) it can the be reinserted. Honestly, the ‘gross factor’ is no worse than tampons or pads and you can even go to the toilet without the need to remove the cup.
What is best menstrual cup size for me?
Me Luna offers a large variety of menstrual cups, including menstrual cups for teens. The small Me Luna and the small Me Luna Shorty are the smallest menstrual cups available. The smallest menstrual cups are, in most cases, the best menstrual cups for teens. Saying this, the medium Me Luna may also be suitable for teens with a stronger build, or those who have a heavier flow.
We have found that the best menstrual cup for beginners are those with a ring grip, as you will be able to attach a Nupsi handle or cotton string to it, to help with removing the menstrual cup.