FAQ

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  • 1.

    Can I use my LifeCup from my first menstrual period?

    LifeCup can be used from the first period, however it is important that you know that the menstrual cup could break the hymen (like any protection method or intravaginal contraceptive), this varies according to the body of each woman and is imperceptible.

    2.

    I cannot remove my LifeCup, what do I do?

    If you have any problems when removing your LifeCup, do not get nervous. While LifeCup is inside your vagina it is held by vaginal muscles and if you are tense, it will only make it harder for you to remove. The opening on the top of your vagina that goes to the uterus is only the size of a pin’s head, so it is not possible for your LifeCup to be lost, and it is so flexible that it cannot cause you any harm. Relaxation is key to take your LifeCup out. If you cannot reach it, you must use the vaginal muscles to slide it down. This is achieved with a series of slow and soft push down. If you have more questions, contact us.

    3.

    I have leaks with my LifeCup, how do I solve it?

    The most common reason for leaks is not using your LifeCup low enough in the vagina. Check this out (see image in “How do I use my LifeCup?”), And if you feel it too high, bid until you take it down. Make sure that the vacuum between your LifeCup and the vaginal wall has been formed. This is what the holes below the edge of your LifeCup allow (check that they are clean). If you have size 1 and you feel that the cup continuously moves, or you have leaks, then you will need size 2. If size 2 also causes you leaks, you can do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles that keep your LifeCup in place .

    If there are small leaks, it may also be due to the menstrual blood that was left under your LifeCup. Prevent this by cleaning the area after inserting your LifeCup.

    Another very common cause of leaks is that your LifeCup has not been opened correctly, check this after inserting it, you can do it by skimming the LifeCup with your index finger (this will also help it to open completely).

    4.

    Can I use my LifeCup with the contraceptive vaginal ring?

    LifeCup is placed at the entrance of the vagina, so it does not interfere with the contraceptive ring. We recommend that before emptying the LifeCup, look if you have removed the ring, in case the ring has been uncoupled and lowered from its correct position.

    5.

    Can I use my LifeCup if I am allergic to latex?

    Yes, LifeCup is made of 100% hypoallergenic medical silicone and is safe for women allergic to latex.

    6.

    Can I use my LifeCup if I have just given birth?

    It is not advisable to use any type of internal protection during postpartum bleeding. You must wait at least six weeks to do so without risk of infection.

    7.

    Does LifeCup work as a contraceptive?

    No, LifeCup does not work as a contraceptive, nor does it prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    8.

    Is there any contraindication for using an intrauterine method while using LifeCup?

    No, there is no scientifically proven contraindication. Intrauterine methods are placed inside the uterus, while LifeCup is placed in your vagina. These two parts of the body are separated by the cervix. Despite this, it is advisable to wait three menstrual cycles so that your intrauterine method is in place before using LifeCup. Intrauterine methods may be dislodged during the first two months after insertion, especially during menstruation (this can happen regardless of the use of your menstrual cup).

    However, there are different opinions, so we recommend you consult your trusted doctor on the subject, as each body is different and reacts differently. LifeCup will not take care responsibility for problems with your intrauterine methods.

    9.

    Do I need to have two menstrual cups or one is enough?

    You only need 1 LifeCup, with the correct cares it will last 10 years.

    10.

    Do I have to remove my LifeCup when I urinate and / or defecate?

    The woman has three holes:

    The urethra: a conduit through which the urine contained in the bladder is expelled.

    The vagina: a conduit that allows sexual intercourse and childbirth; In addition to channeling the menstrual flow.

    The anus: stool expulsion.

    The menstrual cup is placed in the vagina; Therefore, it is not necessary to remove your LifeCup when you are going to urinate and / or defecate.

    11.

    Do I have to remove my LifeCup if I am going to have sex?

    The woman has three holes:

    The urethra: a conduit by which the urine contained in the bladder is expelled

    The vagina: a conduit that allows sexual intercourse and childbirth; In addition to channeling the menstrual flow.

    The anus: a conduit that allows the expulsion of feces.

    The menstrual cup is placed in the vagina; Therefore it is necessary to remove your LifeCup if you are going to have intercourse with penetration (only if it is with penetration).

     

    12.

    Can I share my LifeCup with other women?

    No, it is not recommended that you share your menstrual cup.