MENSTRUAL CUPS

MENSTRUAL CUPS

At  Mama Cloth we stock what we believe are the best Menstrual Cups available on the market - Lunette, Me Luna, The Hello Cup, Wa Cup SckoonCup and  V-Cups.

I have personal tried and tested the brands we stock! So happy to answer any questions you may have.

I switched to using a Cup in 2015 due to my Endometriosis, the Cup along with using Cloth Pads at night really changed my life. I use two cups during my period so if I need to switch out a Cup during the day, I change to a new Cup instead of washing out the old cup immediately “can be a bit weird at the office or out and about”....I give it a good clean with my Wipes then pop in my Wet/Dry bag to sterilise when I get home, no mess no fuss!!

As I said the Cup and Cloth pads changed my life, hence why I’m so passionate about not only Sustainable Periods but Chemical free Periods

Tips for first time menstrual cup insertion

Relax and take your time: Choose alone time when you can focus without distractions or interruptions. Perhaps after a warm bath when you are relaxed. If you are too nervous, the vaginal muscles will tighten, making it uncomfortable, if not impossible, for successful insertion.

Get Acquainted with yourself: It is always a good idea to know your own body. Take some time to locate the vaginal opening and even insert a finger to locate your cervix. It feels exactly like the tip of your nose. Knowing where your cervix is will help you to position the cup properly and not insert it too high.

Practice during your period: The vagina is more flexible and the blood works as a lubricant. OR . . .

Take a "dry run" before your period: You might be more comfortable practicing before your period if you feel squeamish about touching blood. In this case, use water as a lubricant.

Try different folds that accentuate the insertion poin: Most women use the typical C-fold. However, there are many ways to fold a Cup.

Proper insertion direction: Be aware that the direction of insertion needs to be aimed towards the small of your back -- not straight up.

Be patient: Know that it may take several times before you are successful. If you begin without the expectation of perfect insertion, you are more likely to be relaxed and pleasantly surprised when success happens.

Assess the stem: Once inserted, you will need to decide whether or not to keep the stem. If it protrudes, it will be uncomfortable. In this case, you likely won't need the stem and can trim it off. However, if not, you may need it to assist with removal.

 

Tips for first time menstrual cup removal

Again - RELAX: Just as with insertion. Take your time!

Do NOT pull on the stem: The stem is used to gain access the bottom of the cup. If you pull on the stem, it will hurt! It will also create a mess since the cup won't be supported or controlled when it exits.

Squeeze bottom to release suction: This is the key - the bottom of the cup has ridges for gripping. Grip the bottom and tweek the cup to the side. The idea is to pull an edge away from the vaginal wall to release suction. You will hear it when this happens.

Rock gently: Once suction releases, gently rock the cup from side to side as you pull it out. This technique might not be necessary, but helps with removal if the cup is feeling stubborn to come out.

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Lunette Menstrual Cup - Violet
All Lunette menstrual cups give you a comfortable, safe, odorless and eco-friendly period for up to ..
$55.00
Lunette Menstrual Cup - Yellow
Well, hello sunshine. What better time of the month to invigorate your positive, playful side. The w..
$55.00
SckoonCup - Zen
No box or wasteful packaging! SckoonCup ECOPAC is a plain, recycled ziplock package with our organic..
$59.50
Travel Wet/Dry Bag - Grey Chevron
The Travel Wet/Dry Bag is perfect for mama cloth!  This is the easiest way to travel an..
$18.90
Wa Collective Menstrual Cup
The Real Deal - NEW Wa cups. Not only do they have bloody great design, they are the best y..
$45.00
Modibodi Sensual Hi-Waist Bikini - Light/Moderate Absorbency
The Sensual High Waist Bikini is the best selling style that you won’t want to keep for that special..
$33.00
Twinkle Lily Pads - Light
The Light pad consists of 2 layers of bamboo fleece attached to a hidden layer of bamboo jersey. The..
$14.90
V-Cup Menstrual Cup - Royal Blue
The Model 1 is great for pre-teens, teenagers and beginner cup users or those with light f..
$35.90
V-Cup Menstrual Cup - Violet Purple
The Model 1 is great for pre-teens, teenagers and beginner cup users or those with light f..
$35.90
V-Cups All Natural Menstrual Cup Cleansing Wash - 350ml
V-CUPS™ Cleansing Wash is designed to give women an amazing menstrual cup experience and empower you..
$22.90
Zine - Menstruation Sensation
Softcover, 24 pages. Want to learn more about menstruation, reusable menstrual products, and how ..
$6.50
Zine - Your Uterus
Let's Talk About Your Uterus: Body Conscious Birth Control by Ashley Hartman Annis, FAE, RHE ..
$6.50
The Hello Cup
The Hello Cup is a complete game changer when it comes to your period. made in New Zealand e..
$49.00
Modibodi SeamFree Bikini - Moderate/Heavy
Flow: 15ml = 1 1/2-2 tampons or 2 teaspoons For: Using alone on heavy period days, overnight for pr..
$34.00

ABOUT US

Mama Cloth brings you the most reliable reusable Menstrual Products available.

​Each brand has been carefully chosen for its sustainability and proven Worldwide reputation.

We hope that we offer something new to those who have been using reusable products for a while and encourage those who aren't sure, to give them a go!

~ Luxury Every Month ~

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