Small menstrual cup // TEEN
The small menstrual cup by MyOwnCup is safe, comfortable & eco-friendly. The soft medical-grade silicone, which is allergy-friendly, is kind to your body, the planet & it is reusable for up to 8 years! This menstrual cup is easy to pop in place & remove after up to 12 hours.
Capacity: 15 ml // Length: 4.5 cm // Diameter: 3.8 cm
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Small menstrual cup
- 1 x Printed cotton storage bag packaged in a recyclable box, hand made by partners at Community Upliftment Project (C.U.P) *print patterns vary
We recommended this cup for teenagers due to its smaller sizer. This small cup can be used from a young girl’s first menstruation.
We are all 100% unique, meaning each vagina is too! Menstrual cups are NOT a ‘one size fits all’ product. Choosing a size that fits best is important to ensure the cup doesn’t leak & provides ultimate comfort. A MIDI cup or MEDIUM cup is the next recommended cups if the teen cup is too small (which can cause leaking). To ensure you get your sizing right & for other menstrual cup information, click here.
- Hypo-allergenic & biocompatible
- Can be used during any sporting activity, including swimming
- Reusable for up to 8 years
- Empower you with up to 12 hours of worry-free confidence
- Hold 3-5x more than regular pads & tampons
- Replaces a minimum of 1200 regular pads or tampons
- Can be used at night when sleeping for more than 8 hours
- Eco-friendly alternative to single-use sanitary products
- Easy to clean & care for
How to insert your cup:
- Wash your hands with hot, soapy water before inserting, removing or handling your cup.
- With your index finger, press the rim of the cup down into the inside of the cup.
- Grasp the rim of the cup with your other hand to help maintain the crease, while continuing to pinch firmly with original hand to ensure that the rim is still pointed. For other folds, click here.
- Insert the cup until the stem is 1-2 cm inside of the vagina.
- Release the crease & allow the cup to spring securely & comfortably into place. You may hear a ‘popping’ sound, it is just the cup opening.
- Make sure the cup is fully unfolded once in place to ensure no leakage & a secure fit.
How to remove your cup:
- Sit in a comfortable position & relax your vaginal muscles.
- You should be able to feel the stem of your cup. If not, reach up and grasp the stem.
- Relax & pull gently on the stem of the cup.
- If the cup feels “stuck”, you can press gently on one side to release one of the air holes. Moving the cup from side to side will also help.
- Once your cup reaches the entrance to the vagina, keep it upright.
- Tip the contents into the toilet.
- Rinse, & reinsert if needed.
- Thoroughly rinse your cup using clean, warm water.
- Ensure that the air holes are clear of any residue.
- Submerge your cup in a small pot of water & bring to a boil for 5 minutes to sterilize between cycles.
- Allow the water to cool before removing your cup.
- Air dry & store in the cotton pouch provided.
- Should your cup accidentally fall into the toilet or be dropped onto the floor, repeat the sterilization process.
- Complete the full sterilization process before first use.
- The cup is suitable for virgins. However, inserting anything, including a menstrual cup into the vagina may cause stretching or tearing of the hymen. Should you have any strong religious, cultural, or personal beliefs about keeping the hymen intact, using a cup should be avoided.
- The cup can be used in conjunction with an intrauterine device (UID).
- Menstrual cups have not been linked to toxic shock syndrome (TSS), so while it is unlikely, it is not impossible. Should you have any concerns around this, consult with your gynaecologist before use.
- The cup is not a contraceptive. It will not prevent pregnancy.
- The cup is not a prophylactic. It will not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).