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.
I was a bit wary about using for a long period of time as the maximum time I’d ever used one had been about 3 hours for work. However, I pushed my fears aside and I used it for 5 out of my 7 day period. The first and last of my period are the lightest, so I like to try free flow without any protection. My first day using the cup, not going to lie, it was a bit of a disaster! I just couldn’t get the seal right so I kept leaking but, in the afternoon, it was a bit better and leaked less. However, since then it has been a complete success, practically no leakage and it meant not having to get up in the middle of the night to change my pad, which meant a better night’s sleep on my period for once. I did find removing the cup, when it was full, a bit tricky to begin with but after some practice, it was less messy and uncomfortable – especially when I remembered to break the seal beforehand.
One great aspect was that it was so easy to clean. All I needed to clean it was warm water followed by cold water as to avoid discolouration. I feel like in our current climate crisis menstrual cups should be a must have especially the BeYou menstrual cup. It does such a wonderful job of making my period hassle-free and it's environmentally friendly. Overall, the BeYou menstrual cup is absolutely magnificent and everyone should consider getting one!
We're so glad Megan and our other ambassadors our enjoying the BeYou Menstrual Cup! Can't wait to get your hands on? Get one here! If you still have any questions feel free to check out our FAQ page. We also love hearing what you guys have to say on social media, so feel free to DM us on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page.
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