It is understandable that many of you think about buying 2 cups of the same size so that you can change them when you are away from home. The answer is NO. The great thing about menstrual cups is that you only need one for 10 years or until you change size.
Especially in the beginning, the issue of washing it away from home at work or school can be a concern, especially when you can’t wash it inside the toilet cubicle.
Here are some tips to help you
Tips for changing your menstrual cup outside the home
If you have access to a disabled toilet:
There is usually one in almost all large workplaces, studios, shopping malls, etc. . These bathrooms have a sink, so there is no hassle. You change quietly inside as you would at home, and that’s it!
If the washbasin is outside the cubicle where the toilet is located, step by step
1. Wash your hands before entering the cubicle.
2. Take out your cup, empty it into the toilet and wipe it with toilet paper. Exit the cubicle with your menstrual cup in your hand. Wash your hands as you normally would, taking the opportunity to wash the cup. You go back to the toilet, put it on and that’s it!
There is no sink
If you find yourself in such a place, take the cup out, empty the cup in the toilet and clean it with water from a bottle you have with you. It is very easy to carry a bottle of water in your bag or in your hand.
I don’t have my water bottle
If you don’t have a water bottle, you can empty your cup and wipe it with toilet paper and put it back in. When you get home you will clean it properly.
Wipes to clean the menstrual cup
I do not recommend using wipes to clean your menstrual cup. It is unnecessary waste that can often damage the cup and even your own body.
The menstrual cup lasts up to 12 hours
Remember that you can use your menstrual cup for up to 12 hours, so in most cases, you can change it just before you leave home and after the day when you get home.
Advantages of using a menstrual cup when you are away from home
It’s comfortable, it doesn’t bother you and it doesn’t smell. Perfect if you need to concentrate on your work, studies or sport 💃
You can wear it for up to 12 hours, so you’ll need to change less often than a pad or tampon 💃
Perfect if you’re away from home for long hours 💃
You can say goodbye to carrying extra tampons or pads in your bag 💃
You’ll never be caught off guard 💃
You won’t have to ask for pads or tampons, it’s small as you can always carry it in your bag 💃
Its material is harmless to your body 💃
It won’t dry out your vagina or cause any infections 💃
You save a lot of money 💃
You help the environment 💃
All in all, lots of advantages and benefits for you. You will see that when you start using it you will confirm what you have read. You may even discover more. If so, I encourage you to share them with us 😉.