Menstrual Cups

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Menstrual cups collect menstrual blood and prevent it from leaking out of the vaginal canal. Unlike tampons, they are nonabsorptive, often reusable, and can be worn for up to 12 hours, but they do come with a learning curve.

Menstrual Cups is most often used for

What else is Menstrual Cups known as?
Note that Menstrual Cups is also known as:
  • cervical disc
  • cervical cup
  • menstrual disc
Menstrual Cups should not be confused with:
  • tampon
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