Your periods are unique to you.
Using the MCUK can help you become more familiar with your menstrual flow. This can help in spotting any changes to the amount, colour or consistency. This information can be valuable if you’re having menstrual problems and need to talk about them with a medical professional.
Below are some of the most common questions we are asked about periods and the MCUK.
If you have endometriosis, we recommend – as we would for any gynecological condition – that you check with your doctor or gynecologist before buying a menstrual cup to see if it is suitable for you. That said, we have had positive feedback from…Read more »
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 »
You can use the MCUK safely with painful periods and many women report that using a menstrual cup reduces their pain. One reason for this could be that the MCUK is worn lower down in the vagina than a tampon and…Read more »
You just need one menstrual cup for every day of your period. The MCUK is great for lighter days: as it’s non-absorbent it won’t cause dryness. The MCUK menstrual cup holds three times the fluid of a tampon, making it…Read more »
Yes, the MCUK can work very well for heavy periods (or menorrhagia) because it collects up to three times more menstrual blood than a regular tampon (see Does the MCUK hold more than a tampon?). This means that you may…Read more »