Ziggy Cup: Ziggy Reusable Menstrual Cup by Intimina
Reusable menstrual cups have been increasing in popularity! One cup making waves is the Intimina Ziggy Cup. This soft reusable menstrual cup is hot pink and reports that it’s safe to use during sex! Period sex without the blood?! As you can imagine, they’re flying off shelves.
Billettes Baubles Pad Review
When searching for reusable menstrual pad shops, you’re typically buying from a work at home store. I’ve purchased from many over the past few years and to be completely honest, some are not great. I’ve received poorly sewn pads and pads that weren’t made with the greatest materials.
Luckily, there are shops like Billettes Baubles that provide the best quality, top-notch sewing, beautiful patterns and a high range of absorbency options. Take a look at my pad samples and shop through my affiliate link to see her store!
Reusable Menstrual Cups for Heavy Flow
Reusable menstrual cups are increasing in popularity. Many brands offer a size 1 and a size 2, or small and large and most have about the same capacity, around 30 mls for their large cup. While this is great for many reusable menstrual cup users, for others it’s not enough.
Many menstruators find that their menstrual cup volume isn’t enough, it fills up quickly, overflows and can’t go long between emptying. Many find that a reusable menstrual cup with a higher volume is the solution! Here are heavy flow menstrual cups below.
Menstrual Cup and IUD
One of the most common questions about IUDs, or intrauterine devices, is if you can use them with a menstrual cup. An IUD is a T-shaped flexible plastic device that’s inserted into the uterus for birth control. The 4 types of IUDs that use the hormone progestin include Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena and Liletta. The IUD Paraguard is hormone free and uses copper. (1)
These devices can be worn for years and are reversible. However, many menstrual cup users wonder about the safety and have a real concern for dislodging the IUD with menstrual cup use.
Can you use a Menstrual Cup with an IUD?
Low Cervix Menstrual Cups
Cervix height changes throughout your cycle and many find that it’s at it’s lowest position during menstruation. Menstruators with a low cervix can find the reusable menstrual cup serach frustrating. While many brands offer two sizes in diameter, pre-baby under 30 and post-baby or over 30, there are many different cup lengths.
Finding the right length is important because you don’t want the cup to be so short that you can’t get it out and you also don’t want one so long that it sticks out of your vaginal canal. If you have a low cervix, see my guide for measuring cervix height, you are probably searching for a short cup that fits inside and holds the necessary volume for your flow.
Here are some Menstrual cups specifically made Low Cervix Menstrual Cups to consider:
Are There Toxins in Your Lena Cup?
On February 5th 2018, a friend showed me a public post on Facebook from Lead Safe Mama. There are a few sentences stating the blue Lena cup has Cadmium present at unsafe levels for your vagina.
The post has a photo of a blue Lena cup and the statement below:
“19 ppm Cadmium +/-7 To my knowledge items like this are not regulated for the presence of toxicants (like cadmium). This amount of cadmium is connsidered safe by all regulatory standards for toys…” Direct quote. See the post on Facebook here.
Period Panties – Do They Work?
Period panties have recently become very popular. Many menstruators use them for period cup backup, as a replacement for menstrual pads, instead of panty liners and as a great overnight period solution.
Period panties come in a huge range of sizes, absorbencies and from many brands.
Do Period Panties really work? What are your options and brands to shop for? Answers below:
Reusable Menstrual Pads 101
Thinking of switching to reusable menstrual pads? I bet you have questions! Want to know where to start, how many pads you need and how to care for reusable menstrual pads? I’ll tell you!
Rose Quartz Yoni Eggs Giveaway Open WW ends 2/10
Yoni eggs are one of the oldest methods of doing kegels and strengthening your pelvic floor. Made from natural stone, they’re easy to care for and beautiful to look at!
See my article: What are yoni eggs + How do they work? for full details! Find out how to enter below:
What are yoni eggs + How do they work?
One of the most common questions I get is “What are yoni eggs and how do they work?” Yoni eggs are one of many ways to strengthen the vagina and pelvic floor. In addition, Yoni eggs have been used for centuries. It’s estimated that they have been used for over 5,000 years! (1)
Yoni eggs are worn inside the vagina for exercise and come in various sizes and materials. In addition to strengthing the vagina and pelvic floor muscles, many believe that the different stones have unique benefits and are even used for vaginal weightlifting.
Take a look at my personal yoni eggs here and the affiliate I purchased them from.