Meet Megan, one of our lovely ambassadors, who very kindly took the BeYou Menstrual Cup out for a test drive...
Practice and insertion
Before receiving the BeYou menstrual cup I had only ever used one for short periods of time; usually when working in the pool because if felt like the safest option. But now after receiving this one, I knew I was even more motivated to try it. My first thought was to practice insertion because it was slightly bigger than my old one. I found it easiest to practice either sitting on the toilet or in a squatting position, this meant it was better aligned for insertion. It took me a few goes to find the insertion comfortable. Initially, I had trouble with making it pop open. I found some useful tips for a lot of common issues with menstrual cup insertion, such as using warm water or coconut oil as a lubricant. If it’s your first time using a menstrual cup take it out in the shower as that can be the most comfortable place to break the seal. I tried not to get discouraged because it took me a few goes to get the right fit, but once it did it was great. At first it can be daunting but once it works it can be a life changer. I can’t wait to see how well it will work when I am actually on my period.