As a menstrual cup user, you are probably quite period savvy.
But what would you say if I’d ask you to explain what the difference between a light, medium or heavy flow is?
After all, this is all very subjective as your idea of heavy flow may be something completely different to what your friend is imagining under the same concept.
Let’s have a look at those 3 period flow types:
A light flow means a rather small amount of blood, so you will probably need to change your LaliCup only once during the day.
It is very common to have a light flow at the start or at the end of your period when your uterus is finishing up shedding the final bits.
There is no universal definition for medium flow.
Menstrual cups are perfect for getting an idea of how much blood you lose during your period, so let’s just say that with medium flow you would definitely fill up our model M LaliCup up to 15 ml volume marker.
Heavy period flow is technically defined as a loss of more than 80 ml over the duration of your period.
To put that into a perspective:
Our LaliCup model L can hold 41 ml, so if you easily fill 2 cups, then you would be considered as someone with a heavy flow.
There is also a big chance of blood clots showing up mixed with your blood.
To conclude, none of the flow types is inherently good or bad. As long as your menstrual flow is more or less constant, you are good to go.
But if there is a sudden shift in your flow, you might want to check that out with a doctor.