Hands down my favorite and easier to use than the 're-useable' cups. Can my partner feel Softcup during sex? If you experience leakage during heavy exercise or during intercourse, you may have waited too long to change Softcup. Softcup is an alternative to tampons.
This will make Softcup easier to reach with your finger. Keep Softcup level as you pull it out. It can be a bit messy your first few times, so remove Softcup while sitting over a toilet, or you can try removal in the shower. As you practice, removal becomes easier and cleaner. The benefits of Softcup more than make up for the initial time it may take to learn how to use it.
We encourage our first time Softcup users to practise inserting and removing Softcup when they are not even on their period, it is completely safe to do so. Softcup differs from other menstrual cups in both its design and its features. Softcup can be rinsed and reused throughout the duration of your menstrual cycle for three months in a row.
Each cup is designed to last up to 12 hours of wear time before it should be removed and washed. If you are using Softcup, after 12 hours the cup will need to be emptied, rinsed and reinserted. Softcup is worn in a different position than other menstrual cups. Softcup sits high up in the vagina, just below the cervix and behind the pubic bone. Other menstrual cups sit lower, suspended in the vaginal canal where a tampon would sit. Softcup can be worn during intercourse for mess-free sex on your period.
Other menstrual cups, due to their placement in the vaginal canal, do not allow for intercourse while they are being used. Softcup is made of medical grade silicone. Most other menstrual cups are made of either latex or rubber, with the exception of a few made of thermoplastic elastomer TPE. Yes, we advise that you sterilize your Softcup between cycles by washing it with warm soapy water and then boiling your cup before use on your next period.
Do not microwave Softcup. No need to sterilize between each use while on your cycle, rinsing softcup between changes it is enough. To store your Softcup for an extended period of time, dry it completely and store in a ventilated container or breathable material bag. Do not store in a closed airtight or sealable plastic bag. Most women with a tilted uterus can use Softcup safely and effectively, if you have any questions or have improper fitting, you may want to take it to your Doctor to access your fit.
Softcup is designed to be used throughout three entire menstrual cycles, and can be worn up to 12 hours before being removed, rinsed and reinserted. Once the cup is full, or if you have reached the hour maximum wear time, it will need to be removed, emptied, rinsed and reinserted. You may wash Softcup with lukewarm water.
To store for an extended period of time, wash it with warm soapy water and then boil your cup before use on your next period. DO NOT store it in a sealable plastic bag or airtight container.
If you experience discomfort after inserting Softcup, it may be inserted incorrectly see question on fit. It's important to read the directions fully to learn how to insert Softcup, as it's slightly different from inserting a tampon. For a small percentage of women, Softcup may be too large. If so, it will protrude slightly from the vaginal opening and you may experience difficulty in getting it behind your pubic bone. If you normally experience menstrual cramps, Softcup will probably not change the cramping that you experience.
Softcup is NOT a contraceptive. Softcup is for period protection. When Softcup is inserted correctly, you should not feel it. If you feel discomfort after inserting Softcup, remove and try inserting it again. It should stay in place behind your pubic bone. Yes, teenage girls can wear Softcup. There are no age restrictions. Teens should thoroughly review instructions on fit and insertion before trying Softcup. Successful placement and removal of Softcup requires knowledge and a level of comfort with your body.
It's made from non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, medical grade silicone and is completely safe when used as recommended. To date, we have not had any reported cases of TSS. Although TSS can occur in men, children and women, it is a disease that mostly affects menstruating women who use tampons.
Population studies suggest that the risk of TSS is related to tampon absorbency; the higher the tampon absorbency, the higher the risk of contracting TSS; the lower the absorbency, the lower the risk of TSS.
Unlike tampons, Softcup is non-absorbent; it holds rather than absorbs menstrual fluid. However, consumer usage of Softcup has not been extensive enough to date to quantify the risk of TSS, if any, while using Softcup. As a precaution, users must change Softcup after 12 hours maximum wear time.
TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death. The warning signs include a sudden high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, a rash that looks like sunburn, dizziness, fainting or near fainting and muscle aches. TSS can progress rapidly from flu-like symptoms to a serious illness that can be fatal.
If you have any of these signs and you are using Softcup, remove it and immediately contact your physician for medical care. We recommend that women using an intrauterine device or IUD talk to their doctor before using Softcup. Your doctor may be able to help you determine whether there are steps you may take to safely use the Softcup and your IUD simultaneously, such as trimming the IUD string.
When you are ready to discard it you will need to place it in the wastebasket in the same manner as other feminine hygiene products. No, there is absolutely no latex in Softcup, and it is safe and comfortable for use by women that have latex allergies or sensitivities. Can my partner feel Softcup during sex? How do I insert Softcup? Wash your hands and relax. Sit on the toilet with your knees apart.
Hold Softcup so the bottom of the cup hangs down. Squeeze the opposite sides of the rim together. Keeping the rim squeezed together, slide Softcup into your vaginal canal, aiming it back and down toward your tailbone.
Be sure to push the cup as far back as it will go. Softcup will slide into place under the cervix and behind the pubic bone. Watch a video on insertion and removal. Can I urinate or have a bowel movement while wearing Softcup? Yes, you can urinate or have a bowel movement while wearing Softcup. You may notice slight leakage during this time, which is completely normal. When your muscles "bear down", they can push the rim slightly forward, allowing some fluid to leak out into the toilet.
When you are finished, Softcup moves back into position and the leakage stops. If this is the only time you observe leakage, it is normal and Softcup is inserted correctly. Can I insert Softcup too far? No, you cannot insert Softcup too far.
When properly inserted, the rim of the cup is lodged between the pubic bone which is just inside the vagina and the very back of the vagina, and the cup should cover the cervix. The cervix is a fleshy knob that feels like the tip of your nose.
The cervix is another name for the bottom of your uterus. The menstrual flow comes out of the uterus through a very small opening in the cervix. The Softcup cannot get lost inside the body since this opening is much too narrow. Does Softcup come in different sizes? No, Softcup is "one size fits most. Does Not Cause Irritation or Dryness.
Ideal for Heavy Periods. Helps Prevent Menstrual Odor. More about how it works. Hands down my favorite and easier to use than the 're-useable' cups. This is probably the most life changing product I have ever bought and used. These are absolutely fantastic and an absolute must for the rest of my entire menstruating life. I cannot recommend these enough.
I will go to the ends of the earth to keep this product on hand. Sooo much better than tampons!!! No pain when removing like tampons sometimes do. No mess or skin irritation from pads. I was looking for something that would allow me to have sex during my period. My husband doesn't even notice I'm wearing it. I have a heavy flow and I can wear this without any leaks. I regularly go to the beach, do yoga, spinning, boot camp, and have no problems with leakage whatsoever.
Better yet, I don't even feel I am wearing anything!
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