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.
Why I don’t recommend the Aneer cup, and others like it
The reusable menstrual cup market is exploding. While menstrual cups have been around for a long time, inventions like the internet and smart phones are helping to spread the word about these innovative, life-changing eco-friendly products.
However, buywer beware.
While there are many reputable menstrual cup brands on the market, there are just as many manufacturers who see this as an opportunity to make fast money. These companies do not adhere to the same quality standards and are reeling menstruators in left and right to make a quick buck.
10 Signs You’re a Menstrual Cup User
How can you tell if someone is a reusable menstrual cup user? Don’t worry…they’ll tell you! There are certain conveniences and rituals menstrual cup users engage in and if you know what to look for, you can tell a menstrual cup user a mile away! Here are 10 signs you’re a menstrual cup user:
MIU Cup Review
The MIU cup, reusable menstrual cup, is sleek, easy to use and comfortable. I received product samples to test out and like all of the products you see here, I actually put them to use and share my feedback! Did it leak or move around? How was the fit? Details below!
Yuuki Cup Review
When I originally sought out this menstrual cup, to be honest, it’s because I wanted the Yuuki cup rainbow. It has to be the best looking cup on the market and I crossed my fingers that it worked with my body. I collected my affiliate dollars and ordered this set from Amazon. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when the mail carrier rang my doorbell and said “I need you to sign for a package from the Czech Republic” I nearly clicked my heels. Take a look below and shop my affiliates.
XO Flo Review
The XO Flo Menstrual Cup is making waves. Why? It’s sleek, smooth and high-capacity! In addition, as you’ll see below, when placed next to many popular brands you can see that it’s rim and diameter looks very do-able despite it’s high 38ml volume. Looking for a heavy-flo cup? You’ll want to see this below:
DIY DivaCup Ornament & Gift
The more I chat with friends & family about menstrual products, the more I want to hand out cups and pads like Santa! Last year, I handed my sister-in-law her first menstrual cup and I wished I had a better way to package her gift. What an awesome gift right? In addition to the price tag, they are life changing. Have someone who wants a DivaCup for Hannukah or Christmas? Here’s a great DIY!
Menstrual cups are unusual objects. They’re different shapes, colors, firmnesses and sizes. After spending quite a bit of time photographing menstrual cups, I’ve noticed some unusual things the naked eye may not pick up. Things visible with a camera lens and possibly things you don’t notice on your own cup. What are these unusual menstrual cup things? Read below