What Is A Menstrual Cup?


what is a menstrual cup
What Is A Menstrual Cup?
A Tulip Cup, commonly known as a menstrual cup , a period cup or a Menstruation cup is an alternative to Tampons and Menstrual Pads. Our feminine hygiene solution is folded and inserted into the vagina, where it will open and create an airtight suction seal against the vaginal wall to collect the menstrual fluid.

 

How Do You Use A Menstrual Cup? 

Menstrual cups are to be worn just inside the vagina not high like a tampon.

To insert: Fold the Menstrual Cup and insert a little higher than desired, then pull the cup down a little, so the cup opens.

The base of the cup should be just inside the entrance to the vagina. 

To remove: Simply pinch the base of the cup to release the suction. Then gently pull down and empty into the toilet. It's mess free, cleaner and fresher than alternatives. 

Our Menstrual Cups should be removed to be emptied and cleaned at least once every 12 hours depending on your flow. 

WHY USE A TULIP MENSTRUAL CUP?

Freedom! 
Freedom from being chained to your period makes the Tulip Menstrual Cup the best menstrual product.Period. 


Great Alternative Menstrual Product
If you are just starting out on your menstrual journey or you are currently using Menstrual Pads or Tampons for your period, the Tulip Menstrual Cup will be a revelation!

The Tulip Menstrual Cup is a cleaner, more comfortable and less expensive alternative to Tampons and Menstrual Pads. We know that change can be a little scary, but have no fear! We promise that you will love your Tulip Menstrual Cup and you'll wonder why you waited so long to try it.

 

Lower Costs and Less Landfill Waste
Tulip Cups are designed for long-term use – up to a 10 years life cycle! Because they're reusable, there is less waste to clog up our landfills, and fewer trees are sacrificed for paper-based alternatives. In fact, you may use 16,000 disposables in your lifetime! 
We are helping to reduce the 45 billion products disposed of, globally, each year. 
The question is - 16,000 disposables or just 4 Cups?

 

Less Odour
Unlike Pads and Tampons, the fluid is not exposed to air, so you won't have to worry about menstrual odour. When the cup is removed, the contents will appear like it has just discharged. Simply empty the contents into the toilet and flush!  The material we use allows the discharge to easily slip out of the cup. A quick rinse in water will leave the cup ready to be reinserted. 
If you're out and about, don't worry! You can use a piece of tissue, or a wipe, to clean your cup. In between your periods,  sterilise your cup with our Foldable Microwaveable Menstrual Cup steriliser.

 

Vaginal PH And Beneficial Bacteria Stay in Place
Tampons absorb all of your vaginal fluid along with the blood. This can disturb the delicate pH and bacterial balance of your vagina and can leave your vagina dry, and tampons uncomfortable.

 

Convenience
Insert your Tulip Menstrual Cup before your period starts.
You can use any of our Menstrual Cups before your period starts. When it's approaching your due dates, just insert the cup and enjoy comfortable protection. No more leaks or trying to find someone with a Tampon at work! It is advised not to insert a Tampon pre-cycle. 

 

Fewer Visits To The Pharmacy
Most customers don't replace their cups for 3 + years! Some like to refresh theirs annually.  Even if you do replace yours once per year, you’ll still make 11 fewer trips to the Pharmacy than you would for disposable paper-based alternatives. 
That's roughly 420 Tampons or Pads not used every year! Who'd have thought that just one simple change could have such a positive effect on the environment?

 

More time between changes
You need to change your Tampons every two to eight hours, depending on flow. With our Stem Valve Menstrual Cup, you can enjoy up to 12 leak-free hours before emptying. Our Cups hold unto 3 x more than Tampons and pads. 

 

Easy To Use
You should have little trouble learning how to insert a Menstrual Cup. Just fold it, so it looks like a Tampon, aim it toward the back of the vagina and give a little push. It will sit a lot lower than a Tampon, so you won't need to push back as far. When it's inserted correctly, you won't even feel its presence. In fact,  a lot of ladies forget it's their time of the month altogether!

Teenager or Pad user?  We suggest the small cup, as it's the shortest and smallest Menstrual Cup. Once you feel comfortable, you can try the larger one if desired.