Everything You Need to Know About Wearing a Menstrual Cup While Swimming




Have you ever wanted to go swimming during your period but were hesitant because of the mess and inconvenience that comes with it? Well, we have good news for you! With a menstrual cup, you can enjoy swimming without worrying about leaks or spills. In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know about wearing a menstrual cup while swimming.

What is a Menstrual Cup

A menstrual cup is a reusable silicone device designed to collect menstrual fluid instead of absorbing it like traditional pads or tampons. It is inserted into the vagina where it forms a seal around the cervix, catching all the blood before it leaves the body. The cup is emptied and rinsed out when full, typically every 12 hours.

Benefits of Wearing a Menstrual Cup While Swimming

Wearing a menstrual cup while swimming has many benefits including:

No Leaks: Unlike traditional products such as pads or tampons which can leak easily in water, a menstrual cup won’t absorb any pool chemicals or other contaminants, making it safer for both you and the environment.

Comfortable: A menstrual cup allows free movement while swimming, unlike bulky pads or tampons that can cause discomfort and irritation.

Environmentally Friendly: Reusing a menstrual cup reduces waste compared to disposable products, helping to protect our planet.

How to Insert and Remove the Cup Safely

To insert a menstrual cup safely, follow these steps:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.

2. Find a comfortable position either sitting or standing with one foot on a stool or chair.

3. Use your index finger and thumb to pinch the base of the cup together.

4. Slowly insert the cup into the vaginal canal until you feel resistance.

5. Release your fingers and allow the cup to open fully.

6. To remove the cup, reach inside your labia and grab the bottom of the cup. Pull gently downwards to remove.

Can You Use Any Type of Cup for Swimming

No, not all cups are suitable for swimming. Look for a model specifically designed for swimming such as the Ziggy Cup or the Lunette Duo Cup. These models are made from softer materials that are more flexible and less likely to break underwater.

Is It Safe to Swim with a Menstrual Cup

Yes, it is safe to swim with a menstrual cup provided it is properly inserted and secured. However, if you experience any discomfort or pain while swimming, take the cup out immediately and rinse it before reinserting.

Tips for Cleaning Your Cup After Swimming

After swimming, empty your cup and rinse it thoroughly with cold water. Then, sterilize it using boiling water for five minutes or use a sanitizing solution recommended by the manufacturer. Finally, store your cup in a dry place until your next use.