Yes menstrual cup, the magic that changes your periods forever. It’s right that everything comes at a price and this one really did for me.
So a while back I stumbled upon this great device that makes your periods super easy, without a doubt after a bit of reading and reviews I ordered my first menstrual cup.
It arrived in nice packaging with an elaborate guide of do’s and dont’s which added further more on the pros of menstrual cup. The brand I ordered from was She cup. I was desperately waiting for my periods after that.
On the first day of my periods I watched quite a spread of YouTube videos on how to insert and what precautions to take. The most common fear after insertion is (because you can’t feel your menstrual cup once it’s inside you) what if by the evening you’re not able to get it out and you end up with a gynaecologist trying to get your menstrual cup out for you.
To my good luck first removal went hectic but well. I had to gather all my energy and try to contract my muscles for the menstrual cup to lower down a bit and I’ll be able to catch a hold of it. I guess it was the third try when i got it out. The mess i made turned my washroom into a crime scene.
It was quite cool and gave me a feeling of achievement that atleast the first insertion and removal went well.
Then I emptied and reinserted it as directed, the insertion was smoother this time and I thought I’m being a pro at it now. Was too soon to assume I guess!
It was the next morning that I realised I was wrong, I was doing everything possible to get a menstrual cup out of my bleeding vagina for half an hour now. Did everything I had done last time for it to come out. My finger muscles were fatigued. I was sweating. I tried to relax and give it another try but I had realised that this one was going to be one hell of a ride.
All the methods were tried out and nothing worked. It had been over 12 hours and the cup was leaking. The only option left with me was to seek Proffesional help.
I dialed up gynaecologist’s number and it was too early in the morning to hear a receptionist. I went to a hospital took appointment and patiently waited for my turn.
On my turn and after my interaction with the gynaecologist I found out that a female body is really a hush hush zone for even doctors. Nobody was handling it well. I don’t know what’s the situation around the globe but in India using a menstrual cup comes under stupidity (this is my experience by far and I know some doctors who even recommend menstrual cups to their patients; but they’re so few in number that the majority is to be taken in consideration).
They stretched my vagina a bit and got my menstrual cup out with a forcep. So, to conclude my worst fear was now a reality that I had to visit a gynaecologist to get my period’s best friend menstrual cup out of me.
Is this gonna make me fear menstrual cups? Yes a bit as I don’t want to end up at that bed bleeding again.
Am I gonna stop using menstrual cups and give up on them? Hell no! Maybe my cervix is quite high and I need a longer one, maybe the size and girth of my menstrual cup was not right for me.
Once I figure all these things out I’m sure going to do all of it to patch up with menstrual cups. I’m not letting them go unless they love me back.
Lesson- Do enough research and know your body in and out before using menstrual cups.
After all this that I went through I still stand by my opinion that they’re the best.
Questions are welcomed.