Myth:A menstrual cup suctions out your IUD when you remove it… Fact: Generally, there are few issues when using a menstrual cup with an IUD. When removing your menstrual cup you must first “break the seal” by gently squeezing the base or rim of the cup, so suction should not be an issue. Rarely, an IUD will dislodge when using a menstrual cup, but there are often other factors involved when this occurs. Please discuss all possibilities with your medical care provider to find out if a menstrual cup is right for you.
Let’s dig a bit deeper into this topic. There’s a few questions you should discuss with your doctor first if you’re concerned your menstrual cup could dislodge your IUD. These include:
Where does your IUD sit? Find out how far it is and become familiar with the location.
How high or low is your cervix? This could play a part in where your menstrual cup sits inside your body.
Are you more prone to having your IUD dislodge? Some may be more likely than others to have their IUD dislodge, regardless of if they’re wearing a menstrual cup. You may want to discuss other factors with your doctor that may cause an IUD expulsion.
Are you able to wear menstrual cups? Confirm with your doctor that it’s safe for you to wear menstrual cups.
You may also want to discuss your flow with your doctor and learn more about how your IUD will impact how heavy or light your flow is.
Once you’ve gotten those questions out of the way, there’s a few things to keep in mind when using your menstrual cup. Practice these safe tips to reduce any risks:
Always break the seal before removing your menstrual cup. Remember, your menstrual cup creates a seal to help the cup stay securely in place. Not breaking the seal and trying to remove your menstrual cup can be very uncomfortable. To break the seal, simply slide your finger along the rim of the cup and gently press down.
Don’t remove your cup too quickly. Removing too fast not only puts you at risk of spilling everywhere, it may also increase your chance of not breaking the seal correctly. Once you’ve broken the seal, pull down (or wiggle your cup down) and make sure you have a good grip.
Use the cup right for your body. Menstrual cups typically have two size options: one for under 30 and no vaginal birth, a second option for over 30 or have given vaginal birth. It’s important to note these are just recommendations. You may need to test a few options to find the right size and fit for you.
Use backup while you’re getting the hang of it. Menstrual cups have a learning curve. It’s a good idea to wear a backup cloth pad liner while getting the hang of your menstrual cup to reduce the risk of accidents.
Are you still concerned about your IUD? Currently, it is believed there is not a greater risk of losing your IUD if you use menstrual cups. You can learn more about IUD and menstrual cups (or tampons) and expulsion risks in this study.
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Hello! I am a new-intern at Sckoon, Shizuha. Today I will be sharing my 5 must-have items for any trip!
1: Flip Flops
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2: Laundry Nets for Post-Vacation Indulgence
Bring various sizes of laundry nets and use them instead of packing cubes. Once you go home, all you need to do is to throw them into a washing machine!
3: Easter eggs for beauty sponge
If you love your makeup sponge but always are annoyed your make-up bag gets wet when carrying it, I know your struggle. Wrap your sponge in some tissues to soak up moisture, and use a leftover Easter egg cup as a cute and effective case. You will never need to worry about wetting and ruining your favorite make-up brush.
4: Water Bottle and Dried Fruits
If you love fruit infused water like me, or simply want to spice up your daily hydration, make sure to bring your own water bottle and dried fruits! It's sometimes difficult to get fresh fruits and store them on a trip, so dried fruits are the way to go! Put some dried fruits of your choice into your water bottle, and rest it overnight. Add in ice cubes the next morning and your infused water is ready to go!
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If you're new to menstrual cups, you may be wondering where to start? Here at Sckoon, we want to help you be as informed as possible! That's why we've pulled together all the great resources we have throughout our website in to one space.
First things first, you may be wondering what SIZE to get? Menstrual cups can look intimidating - if you don't fold them, they appear a lot wider than a tampon. You may find yourself wondering "THAT goes WHERE????"
Here's the good news - menstrual cups should be made using soft, safe materials that can bend, fold, and move with your body. Practice one of our suggested fold techniques (listed below), and you'll see just how small your Sckooncup can get:
Perfect! Now that we've picked a menstrual cup fold (we recommend starting with one of the first three listed above), we now need to learn how to insert and remove our cup.
Inserting and removing takes time. It's recommended you give your new cup (and yourself) about 3 months for trial and error. It's also recommended you DO NOT try inserting your menstrual cup for the first time as a "dry run." We know you may be tempted, but inserting your cup may be easier on a heavier flow day. For more information on inserting and removing your cup, head to our How To Insert & Remove A Menstrual Cup blog post.
Last, but certainly not least, let's talk about a few of the questions you may have in our FAQ's below.