Light menstrual cup holds approximately 4 teaspoons of liquid. It is suitable for those who normally need to change the tampon 2-4 times a day. It can also be best suited for those who train a lot. Diameter 41mm, length 47mm without stem and 66mm including stem. Heavy menstrual cup holds approximately 6 teaspoons of liquid. It is suitable for those who normally use a large tampon and have to change 4+ times a day. Heavy can also be the best size for those who have given birth vaginally or feel a little roomy down there. Diameter 45mm, length 54mm without stem and 70.5 with stem. * Both of our sizes are best suited for those who can feel the cervix about 5 cm or further into the vagina. If you know that you have a cervix that sits lower than this, we recommend that you buy a menstrual cup specifically designed for it.
The menstrual cup should be placed under the cervix, or so that the cervix "hangs" slightly into the menstrual cup. The blood comes from the cervix and the menstrual cup should catch this so that there are no leaks, therefore proper placement is important. To find out where the cervix is, insert a finger or two into your vagina until you feel something that feels like a lump, nose tip, a small donut, or a tiny hole. If you feel it with only one finger you might have a low hanging cervix and should test a menstrual cup that is specially designed for that.
You can let the cup sit inside your vagina for up to 12 hours without emptying it, unless you bleed more than the cup can hold. We recommend that you empty the menstrual cup more often in the beginning until you become familiar with the cup and how much you bleed.
Yes, you can use a menstrual cup even if you have an IUD. Healthcare professionals recommends that you are extra careful when removing the cup and making sure that the threads from the IUD are still in place inside the vagina after your period. If you are unsure, we advise you to talk to your doctor/gynecologist.
Yes, sleeping with a menstrual cup is no problem.
You can! In fact, swimming with the menstrual cup is much more comfortable than with any other period product we know of.
Both pee and poop come from separate holes, independent of your vagina, so in theory this is not a problem! If you feel the menstrual cup loosening when pushing while pooping, it might be a good idea to take it out before you poop.
In theory, the silicone should last for up to 10 years with proper care, but because it can both become discolored, or worn over time, we recommend replacing it every 5 years.
Because Flove's menstrual cup doesn’t contain toxic chemicals for you or the environment, you can throw it with normal trash.
Relax! If you can’t get hold of the menstrual cup itself, you can gently pull the stem to lower it into the vagina. Here it can also help to push it down using the muscles of your abdomen. When you get hold, pinch the bottom of the period cup to break the seal, and pull it out slowly.
Don't panic! The menstrual cup can by no means disappear into your body, it is physically impossible. But the more you tighten the muscles of the abdomen, the tighter it sits. Breathe and relax your genital area. If it still doesn't work, you can always go for a walk or do something else that helps you calm down before you try again.
TSS (toxic shock syndrome) is caused by toxins from streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria entering the bloodstream. The condition is caused by these bacteria and can be triggered by, for example, period products that stay in you for too long, especially absorbent products such as tampons. Silicone is NOT a place where bacteria thrives and therefore a menstrual cup can sit inside the vagina longer than a tampon. However, regardless of period product, contact your doctor right away if you experience these symptoms when you have menstruation: high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, muscle pain, headache or dizziness / tenderness..