Menstrual cup – Gentle Day

Menstrual cup

It’s a truly revolutionary product that we want all women to discover…

"I absolutely love it! Super soft and easy to insert. Honestly, I think this is the softest menstrual cup I have ever tried, no pressure, no discomfort moulded right in to my walls. Very easy to remove in comparison to other cups. ... It’s pink! No stains!" - @hypegirls

The GENIAL cup is made of medical-grade TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). This material is made in Europe according to the very strict regulations on the manufacture of medical devices.
GENIAL cups are available in three sizes: S, M and L.

Scientific studies have determined that elastomers are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and won’t irritate your skin. This material is suitable for direct contact with blood and is widely used in the production of medical devices that have direct contact with the human body.
Thermoplastic elastomer performs well in acidic vaginal microflora. It does not contain any phthalates, heavy metals, lead, PVC, latex and is soft, durable and tear-resistant.
Depending on how well you care for your menstrual cup, it can last anywhere from 1 to 5 years (and even up to 10 years). However, gynaecologists recommend replacing your menstrual cup every year. The cup must be replaced immediately if you notice any signs of deterioration, such as a sticky or powdery film, severe discoloration or if it starts irritating your skin or vagina.

#DitchTheTampon
  • A menstrual cup is a much more economical way of taking care of your feminine hygiene needs compared to tampons or pads since it can be reused and will last for years. 
  • Unlike a tampon, a menstrual cup is elastic and fits perfectly inside you to the point that you won’t feel that it’s there. 
  • If you enjoy staying active, your GENIAL cup and you are bound to become BFFs. Menstrual cups are super convenient when exercising as well as for a day on the beach. Unlike tampons, which need to be changed every time you get out of the water, your menstrual cup can stay in all day since water won’t get inside it.
  • Also unlike a tampon, a menstrual cup doesn’t absorb natural vaginal discharge, hence, your vaginal flora will remain balanced and you won’t experience uncomfortable dryness, which is very common among women who use tampons.
  • Choosing a menstrual cup over a tampon will drastically reduce your chances of ever getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) – a rare, but very dangerous, condition. 
  • An average tampon absorbs approximately one tablespoon of menstrual blood, whereas a menstrual cup (depending on its size) collects 3-4 tablespoons. As a result, you will have to make fewer trips to the bathroom.
  • In addition, leaks are a lot less likely if you use a menstrual cup compared to pads and even tampons. Since a menstrual cup collects blood inside your vagina, chances of a leak are very slim. In fact, a menstrual cup, when inserted properly and emptied out in a timely manner, is 100% leak-proof.
  • Usually, if a leak happens, it’s because you have chosen the wrong size cup or inserted it incorrectly. The only way you’ll spring a leak is if your menstrual cup has failed to open inside your vagina and is not fitted against your vaginal walls.
  • Some women have reported shorter periods, lighter flow, and less abdominal discomfort when using menstrual cups (compared to tampons).
  • The only downside of a menstrual cup is more complicated insertion compared to tampons or pads. However, once you practice putting it in and taking it out a few times, it shouldn’t be a problem.
  • Unlike a tampon which has a string dangling outside your vagina, a properly inserted menstrual cup is not visible, even if you were completely naked. However, just like a tampon, a menstrual cup must be removed during sex. It’s worth noting that gynaecologists do not recommend engaging in vaginal sex during menstruation due to the higher risk of infections.

Other Menstrual Cup Benefits
  • If you have a health condition where you need to observe your menstrual flow, it’s very easy to do so when you use a menstrual cup. The inner walls of a GENIAL cup have milliliter markers. The capacity of a medium size GENIAL DAY® menstrual cup is 25 ml, while the large GENIAL cup can collect up to 30 ml of blood. 
  • A menstrual cup is great during travel, especially when you don’t have access to a bathroom or when a bathroom is not very comfortable (like on an plane). All you need is a bottle of water, so you can rinse the cup and wash your hands in case you have no access to running water.
  • A menstrual cup is a true blessing during hot summer days: your skin will never get rashes and you won’t have to wear a pad. We do, however, recommend using GENIAL DAY® panty liners (eco-certified and made of real cotton), at least until you get used to putting in your menstrual cup correctly.

Click here to purchase Genial Day Menstrual Cup.