Sports and period cups

Sports and period cups

We often get the question "Can I use my cup while working out/swimming/..."? The answer is YES! More so... We would even encourage it! 

Should you exercise during your period?


A famous saying is "a healthy mind in a healthy body". Exercise is an amazing way for us to feel energized and fit. It is scientifically proven that exercise during our period can even help relieve some of the annoying symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, fatigue, and headache. Our period cups are the ideal way for you to exercise in any form while you're on your period.

Are menstrual cups good for doing sports? 


Period cups are the ideal way for you to go and sweat it out without having to worry about your period. Below we listed the greatest benefits:

  • Longer wear than pads or tampons
    You can wear our cups for up to 12h!
  • Holds more blood
    Menstrual cups hold more blood than tampons. So you can wear them longer, without worrying about leaks.
  • Comfort is everything
    When using the right size, you should be so comfortable you even forget you are wearing the cup.  
  • Doesn't dry out 
    Because menstrual cups are made from medical-grade silicone, they don’t contain harmful chemicals that change your natural pH system. They won’t dry out your genitals and won’t irritate you. 
  • No strings attached
    No annoying strings dangling out or showing
  • Environment
    Of course, we don't have to mention the huge impact these cups have on your impact on the environment. Over the course of a lifetime, a single person will use somewhere between 5 and 15 thousand pads and tampons. If you can eliminate that...Why would you not?

For what sports can a menstrual cup be used?

Menstrual cups are perfect for all sports like:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Ball sports
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Gymnastics 
  • Yoga
  • Fitness 
  • Weight lifting 
  • Skiing and snowboarding

Recommendations/tips for using cups while doing sports

  • Make sure you have tried your period cup at home so that you know for sure you have the right size and you feel comfortable using it before exercising
  • You can use the cup for up to 12 hours. But take into account that you know your body and flow best. If you have a heavy flow, you might want to take it out after 8 hours, for example
  • Rinse the cup between uses
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    Tips and tricks for first time users!

    Read the instructions

    We know you're excited to try the cup immediately, and we are too! But first, take a few minutes to read how it works.

    Carefully read the instructions before you try it for the first time. We have put a lot of information in the manual you've found in your box and this online guide.


    This golden tip will really help you easily remove the cup. If you're struggling with removing the cup for the first time (believe us, we've all been there), remember: your cup can not get stuck, and relaxing your pelvic muscles or maybe even pushing a little (like you would be on the toilet) will help you reach for the ring and remove the cup smoothly.

    In the bathtub

    Another really good tip: the first time(s), try inserting and removing your cup when you're in the shower. Makes life even easier.

    Practice before your period

    Practice makes perfect. We recommend practicing inserting and removing the cup a few times before you actually have your period. You're already going through that bloody mess, let's make it a bit easier on ourselves.

    Use lubrication

    Use water or a water-based lubricant to facilitate the insertion.