The average tampon can only absorb up to one teaspoon of fluid before it needs to be changed. Depending on the cup and the size that you choose, menstrual cups hold up to six times that amount – about 1 ounce of fluid. The extra capacity, combined with the nontoxic nature of the materials used in their production, means that you can feel comfortable leaving your menstrual cup in for up to 12 hours – almost twice the recommended usage for tampons! That means you can insert your cup before heading to school or work, and comfortably and safely remove it that evening when you get home. But sometimes things happen, and you’ll find yourself needing to clean your menstrual cup while you’re away from home. If that happens, follow our step by step guide below for a quick and easy clean!
These wonderful products provide tons of protection and are great for the earth (and your body!) but if you’re not comfortable using them in a public restroom when you leave the house, we’ve got a problem! The good news is, it is super simple (and discreet) to use your menstrual cup while in public. Don’t believe us? Read on for our step by step guide to using your menstrual cup in public.