Every young woman expects the day they’ll finally get their period and “transform into a woman.”
As a young high schooler, I knew I apparently wouldn’t get my period until the point that I was 13 or 14, and I certainly wasn’t reckoning it.
To be sure, even without having ever had a period, I understood that bleeding every month would be a trouble. When I at first observed a drop of blood in my attire, I was 14.
My mom walked me through the route toward having a period, and I felt absolutely and completely embarrassed. I might not want to consider my period, and there was no way I expected to talk about it.
A little while later, I got used to my month to month visits from Aunt Flo, although it put aside me a long chance to feel incredible dealing with all the menstrual-cleanliness things out there.
Six months after I started my period, I finally changed from pads to tampons, and I’ve used both as far back as by then.
A year prior, I started seeing things online about menstrual holders.
At first, I had no interest in them at all. However, they then started popping up everywhere. Most of the reviews I saw were positive, so I became intrigued.
I recently decided it would be worth it to learn how to use a menstrual cup — and when I did, I couldn’t wait to try one out.
Here’s what happened when I used a menstrual cup for the first time.
What Is A Menstrual Cup?
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A menstrual cup, a replacement for pads and tampons which are feminine hygiene product.
Explained by the Cleveland Clinic that a menstrual cup is a flexible cup that is placed inside the vagina during your period to catch the menstrual blood.
Menstrual cups collect the blood, which is then released into a toilet when a woman removes the cup from her vagina. Rather than absorbing blood like pads and tampons.