Are you navigating the world of menstrual cups with the added challenge of long nails? We’ve got you covered. Let’s talk about practical tips for using your cup comfortably, regardless of your nail length.

Can You Use a Menstrual Cup with Long Nails?

Yes, absolutely. The key lies in careful insertion and proper hygiene. While natural nails with rounded edges pose minimal risk, sharp acrylic nails and embellishments can be problematic. So, assess if this setup is right for you.

Managing Two Challenges: Injury and Hygiene


When it comes to long nails and menstrual cups, two concerns arise: the potential for internal scratches and the risk of introducing dirt and contaminants. Even with rounded natural nails, internal scratches are possible. Meanwhile, fake nails can harbor dirt, causing pH imbalances or infection.

Insertion and Removal Hacks


Here’s the scoop on navigating the world of menstrual cups with nails. Start by ensuring your nails are clean. Wash your hands thoroughly before using the cup, which is a good practice regardless. It’s also wise to file any rough edges on your nails.

To manage insertion with long nails, the trick is in how you grip the cup. Instead of keeping your fingers straight, bend them slightly inward when gripping. This minimizes the risk of accidental scratches. The same principle applies when removing the cup; make sure your nails don’t pose a hazard.

Concerns About Cup Damage?


Worry not! Menstrual cups are resilient. Most are made of silicone (Like LaliCup), TPE, or latex that can usually withstand your nail game. So, the risk of your nails puncturing the cup is quite low.

Overcoming Apprehension


If using a menstrual cup with long nails makes you apprehensive, remember that the choice is yours. You can decide to go for it, keep your nails shorter during your period, or explore alternative period products like period panties or washable pads.

Practice Makes Perfect


If you’re up for the challenge, practice is your best friend. Hone your grip, folding technique, and positioning. Over time, it’ll become second nature.

Your Comfort, Your Call


Ultimately, it’s about what makes you comfortable. There’s no one size-fits-all solution. Your period journey is personal, and you’re in control. Stay informed, comfortable, and confident in your choices.
Ever wondered why your period seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to duration?
Fear not, for we’re unraveling this enigma. While the average menstrual cycle is around 28 days, the actual duration of your period can vary. Typically, periods last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. But remember, each body is unique, so don’t be alarmed if yours dances to a different beat!

The Countdown Begins: Day by Day

Let’s break it down, day by day:

Day 1-2: The Show Begins – Your uterine lining says its goodbyes and starts making its exit.

Day 3-4: Steady Flow – Your period is in full swing, showing off its unique rhythm.

Day 5-7: Farewell, Old Friend – The curtain falls as your period bids adieu.

When to Wave the Red Flag

While variety is the spice of life, but some things should raise a flag of concern.

If your period lasts more than 7 days or is consistently irregular, it’s time to have a chat with your friendly neighborhood healthcare provider.

Remember, your body loves conversations!

Period Hacks: A Gift for You!

Oh yes, we’ve got some clever period hacks for you:

Warm Hugs: Ease those cramps with a warm water bottle, Lali heating pad or a comfy blanket. Your uterus will thank you!

Snack Attack: Dark chocolate and bananas are your allies. Why? Check all the reasons why in our previous blog.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Water is your best friend, even more so during your period.
That’s a wrap on our exploration of the age-old question: How Long Should My Period Last? Remember, whether it’s a short performance or a lengthy show, your period is a natural part of life’s grand production.

P.S. Have a burning question or topic you’d like us to unravel? Send it our way and let’s keep the conversation going!

What even is a»cervix«?


Let’s talk about the cervix! You know, that little guy at the end of the reproductive system that controls who (or what) gets to pass through to the VIP area (aka the uterus).

Think of the cervix like a bouncer at a fancy club.

Just like the bouncer checks IDs and makes sure only the right people are allowed in the bar, the cervix keeps bacteria and other unwanted visitors out of the uterus and at the same time also lets the good stuff through during childbirth (a baby) and menstruation (period blood).
 

How can I find it?

How can I find it?
Now, you may be thinking, “But wait, I’ve never even seen my own cervix! How am I supposed to know what it feels like?

Well, you’re in luck because we’re here to teach you how to find it!
 
First things first, you’ll need to get yourself in the right position and lie down with your knees bent.

Now, take your fingers and gently insert them into your vagina. Gently move your fingers around and you should feel a small, round, firm protrusion (similar to the tip of the nose).

That’s it! You’ve found your cervix.
 

What role does the cup play in all of that?


If you have a high cervix, it can be difficult to reach the menstrual cup once it’s inside you.

But fear not, there are a few tricks to make it easier.

Try using a longer menstrual cup or try using a menstrual cup with a longer stem.

And not to brag, but at Lali we have created model XL for women with a high cervix and heavy flow (the biggest capacity on the planet), so searching for the cup will be a thing of the past.

New year, new discounts

Have you created a list of goals for 2023 yet? Ours bring a very special gift (*khm* new year discount *khm*) for you.

Another year has come and gone! And boy, did the time fly.
But thinking back on 2022, we have to admit that we accomplished a lot of fantastic things.
And, guess what…

…we couldn’t have done it without your support. So, thank you very, very much!
 

Here’s to a fantastic new year ahead!

We’re not allowed to tell you what we have in store for you in 2023 yet, but it’s going to be awesome.   But since we know teasing isn’t nice we decided to give you a new year resolution discount code that you can use for the entire January.   

With it we might encourage you to try out a new product from our shop or replace a very old sad looking LaliCup that should have retired probably more than a year ago.
We hope 2023 has been treating you well so far! 🙂  
Lali team

TO THE SHOP

LET ME REFRESH YOUR MEMORY A BIT


 At the beginning of the month, I told you of our idea – that we would collect cups for Ukraine with your help, remember?

We connected with NGO Zero waste Lviv, who were kind enough to organize donations of cups for Ukrainian women.
 
 
Thanks to all of you guys we managed to collect 35 Lalicups of different sizes (S, M and L). Some of them in complete packaging and some of them without boxes; what we refer to as the “eco pack”.
 

HOW WILL WE EVEN SEND THE PACKAGE THERE?


  That was our biggest question as most of the curriers stopped their Ukrainian postal routes.

So in the end, Liliya (one of the girls we talked to) told us that the best option would be to ship to Poland and from there on they would either ship to Ukraine or send someone from the ZWL team to collect the package.
 

Since we do not know anybody living in Warsaw Liliya gave us the address of Break and Lunch Cafe where her friend Mariya works and is there most of the time during the day.

And that is exactly what we did – sent the parcel via Post of Slovenia to Lunch Café in Warsaw, Poland.

IS THIS WHERE THE STORY ENDS?


  No, of course not. The cups still have the last leg of the journey to travel, so we will most definitely update you once they reach their final destination (most likely with a photo on our Instagram account).
 

THANK YOU!


  At this point, the entire Lali team would like to thank each and every one of you who ordered Lalicup in November, as it really did make a difference for some of the internally displaced Ukrainian women.

Thank you!

We are on YouTube!

What do PewDiePie, MrBeast, and now LaliCup have in common?
 
If you guessed they all make YouTube videos, you’d be correct!

Ok, we definitely cannot compare with people who do YouTube for a living (yet) and have more subscribers than there are people in my beautiful country Slovenia, but you get the gist, right?
 
menstrual cup guide

You heard it right!

We are thrilled to announce that we have our own YouTube channel .

There are loads of interesting videos and shorts you can find there from demonstrations, different tips and tricks when using a menstrual cup to interesting talks with like-minded people who prioritize a healthy and environmentally conscious life.

Above all, we try and make every video interesting and fun! 🙂
 
Van life and periods – do they even go together?
We also thought that a YouTube channel could offer another form of communication as admittedly these e-mails are more of a one-way communication >.<

Do not hesitate to leave us a comment, we would be more than happy to hear your feedback.

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