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When Should You Not Wear A Menstrual Cup? (Part 2)


We recently discussed times when you should NOT wear a menstrual cup. We wanted to hear from you when you feel like you should skip the cup, and quite a few of you tossed out some great ideas that inspired today’s Part Two post! Here’s a few MORE suggestions on when you might want to skip the cup:

Experiencing Vaginal Dryness
When experiencing vaginal dryness, inserting your menstrual cup can be very painful. For this reason, it’s best to use your menstrual cup during your flow or with a water based lube that is safe for silicone, as needed. If you are still experiencing pain on insertion, consult with your doctor.

At The Gynecologist
Annual exams with the gynecologist may involve stirrups and tools being inserted in the vagina – anything blocking this process makes it more difficult for your doctor to perform their exam. It’s probably best to avoid having a menstrual cup inside when visiting the gynecologist – however, you know your body best and know exactly what your visit is for.

Conditions That Prevent Insertion
There are a few conditions which may cause pain or discomfort when inserting anything into the vagina. Conditions such as vulvodynia and vaginismus may cause severe pain in the vulva and vaginal region any time something is inserted, including a menstrual cup or tampon. If you feel severe pain on insertion, it’s best to discuss with your medical care professional.

During Sex
Menstrual cups are not meant to be used as a form of contraception and may make having sex painful or uncomfortable. During vaginal intercourse, it’s best to use official forms of contraception, including condoms. The one exception may be oral sex, in which there is no penetration. Always practice safe sex and discuss with a medical care professional.

After A Miscarriage
Just like after pregnancy, your body is going through a lot, including self-cleaning. After a miscarriage, you may experience heavy bleeding and shedding. Consult your medical care professional on when it is safe to begin wearing a menstrual cup again after a miscarriage.

Are there other suggestions you have for when you should skip the cup? Let us know in the comments below!

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We are not medical care professionals – your doctor is your best resource and should be consulted regarding anything health related, including your menstrual health and use of menstrual cups.

Aly Sanger


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