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
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:
- Ball sports
- Horse riding
- 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