Know your body

Isn’t it wonderful being a woman?

 

Absolutely!

Yet, we have to admit that sometimes every woman gets fed up with the little inconveniences that come together with menstruation cycle. But many of these problems can be solved by taking good care of our health, comfort and well-being.

The decision to use LaliCup menstrual cup is a first step into the world of health, comfort and well-being. But to fully experience the potential of this amazing product, you should first get to know a bit about your body.

When talking about the quality use of menstrual cup, it is especially important to learn about the cervix and pelvic floor muscles. The position of the cervix determines where in your vagina a menstrual cup is placed. The correct placement of the cup ensures its best efficiency without any unpleasant feeling. The pelvic floor muscles also have a significant impact on comfort when using a cup and strengthening these muscles can improve many other aspects of your life.

Interested in learning more?

The cervix

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, which connects uterus and vagina. Menstrual blood leaves the uterus through a small hole of the cervix to the vaginal canal. Menstrual cup catches the blood near the cervix and prevents it from leaving the body. The placement of a menstrual cup depends on the position of cervix, as it is installed a few centimeters below the cervix – lower than we usually insert tampons.

In most women, the cervix lies deep in the vagina, but menstrual cup is inserted less deeply to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort. If the cup is positioned too close to the cervix it can create pressure on the cervix and cause discomfort or even slight pain. Besides, leaks are more frequent for women who have inserted a menstrual cup too high in the vagina.

How can you determine the location of your cervix?

To determine where your cervix sits insert a clean finger inside your vagina. Slowly move your finger deeper, past the pelvic bone and so called „empty space“ of the vagina. Where your vagina ends, you will find a round numb with the decline in the middle that during your menstruation feels like the tip of your nose – that is your cervix.

Leaks are more frequent for women who have inserted menstrual cup to high, close to the cervix or above it, for women whose cervix moves lover during menstruation period, or the ones that normally have the cervix situated low in the vagina. So, if you experience leakage, you should check if the cup has unfolded and if it is inserted correctly regarding the cervix position.