You might have just started your periods and still be trying to find the best sanitary protection for you.
Or perhaps you’ve recently given birth and have questions about when you can start to use your MCUK again, or whether you should switch to a MCUK from tampons or pads when your periods come back.
You may be nearing the menopause and wonder about the pros and cons of using a menstrual cup at this time of your life.
Wherever you are in your life, we hope these questions will help you understand how the MCUK could work for you.
The simple answer is: yes, you can. The size B MCUK (smallest) is technically designed for young people to use, even when they first start their periods. Many young people are now using menstrual cups. Only you can decide whether you feel…Read more »
The menstrual cup can be a reliable form of protection as you lead up to menopause. Your periods may become heavier or lighter and you can use the MCUK in both situations, so you won’t need a whole range of…Read more »
It is not recommended to use internal protection such as a menstrual cup for the first six weeks after giving birth. This is because of the greater risk of infection at this time. We suggest you use external protection (such as…Read more »
The hymen is a thin membrane which in some cases can partially cover the opening to the vagina. If you have strong personal or cultural feelings about the hymen, we would not advise that you use any internal sanitary protection…Read more »
We recommend that you do not use oil-based substances with the MCUK as they can weaken the material over time. Water based lubes are fine or try just using tap water.Read more »