Can you sleep with a menstrual cup?
Yes, you can!
Sleeping while wearing a menstrual cup is a great alternative to wearing bulky maxi-pads or wearing a tampon for more than 8 hours.
Menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 hours, so pop a cup in just before bed and rest easy (1,2).
How do you use a menstrual cup for beginners?
How To Use a Menstrual Cup
- Wash hands. Check that the air holes at the top of your cup are open.
- Fold + Hold. Get comfy: you can insert the cup while sitting, standing or squatting.
- Insert. Keep it rolled up and guide it rim first into the vagina.
- Wear + learn.
- Remove + empty.
- Clean + sanitize.
Do menstrual cups hurt?
If worn properly, a menstrual cup shouldn’t feel uncomfortable at all. In fact, most women are able to forget they have it in, thanks to the flexible silicone that warms up to match your body heat.
Why are menstrual cups bad?
Cups don’t leak more than tampons or pads do, and you can wear most of them for up to 12 hours. Menstrual cups don’t harm the vaginal microbiome. In fact, some studies and reports found that vaginal infections were reduced with their use. They’re cheap: $40 will get you a product that lasts a decade.