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When Should You Not Wear A Menstrual Cup?


Fortunately, menstrual cups can be worn at just about any occasion (sports, hiking, camping, lounging in bed, etc.). Is there ever a time when you should not wear a menstrual cup? Here’s a few suggestions on when you might want to skip the cup:

Immediately After Pregnancy
Unless approved by your medical care professional. Right after pregnancy your body is shedding and sensitive – it’s generally recommended not to wear anything internal until approved by your medical professional.

If You Are Allergic To The Materials
Several menstrual cups are made using natural rubber, a material many are allergic to. Fortunately, Sckoon Cup and many other brands offer a safe medical grade silicone menstrual cup. Allergies to silicone are pretty rare, but check with your doctor if you are concerned.

If You Have A Yeast Infection
Currently, it is believed that menstrual cups do not worsen or cause yeast infections, but it’s still better to not wear something internal when dealing with a yeast infection. If you have worn your menstrual cup while dealing with a yeast infection, sterilize the cup thoroughly before your next use for safety reasons.

With Topical Medications
Hand-in-hand with the above bullet point, it’s also a good idea not to use a menstrual cup when using vaginal creams or topical medications as these may impact the silicone material of your cup.

In Conjunction With A Tampon
A menstrual cup can handle most flows, even heavy ones. There’s no need to use a tampon in conjunction with a menstrual cup. In fact, using a tampon at the same time as a menstrual cup is definitely not recommended.

With An IUD If You’re Prone To Dislodging
Menstrual cups and IUD’s are generally considered a safe combination, with approval from your doctor, and there is currently no evidence that a menstrual cup increases the risk of an IUD expulsion. However, if you are someone who is prone to or more likely to dislodge an IUD, you may want to discuss the risks with a medical care professional. Want more information? We recently tackled this topic in a previous blog post here.

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.

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