Can I pee if I have a menstrual cup on?

The urethra and vaginal opening are two different areas. So urine does not go together with the menstrual cup or menstrual bleeding.


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Can I pee if I have a menstrual cup inside my vagina?

 

In the light of poor sexual education and complete ignorance of our anatomy, many women spend much of our lives having fear and a misunderstanding of our bodies. On more than one occasion I have come across people who, by paying attention to fashions, trends, or advice without any scientific or medical basis, suffer from health problems.

Therefore, at Sensual Intim we want the information provided to facilitate the sexual rights of people. Our information, in charge of specialists in sexual health, has the main objective of clarifying possible doubts about the body and sexuality.

Lately, we have received questions about the use of the menstrual cup. Specifically, about the possibility of being able to pee with the menstrual cup on. It’s possible? Where does the urine go? Does it fall into the cup and mix with menstruation? Do I have to touch that mix when taking out the Eureka! Cup?

To answer, we need to focus on understanding the anatomy of the body.

Learning about the vulva and the vagina

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As we have seen before, the vulva and the vagina are two different areas of the body. While the first is the external part of the genital area, the second is the internal part. And each of them has different functions.

The vulva is the external part, which is made up of the pubis mound that connects us with the external and internal lips. When looking at it through a mirror, it is very easy to identify that at the tip of the lips, near the mount of Venus, there is the clitoris – that sensitive organ with more than 8 thousand nerve endings whose only function is to give pleasure -. Next is the urethra, the channel that connects to the bladder and from where urine comes out; and going down a little more, the vaginal entrance or opening where the menstruation comes out and where the Eureka! Cup is inserted. Passing this area, you reach the perineum – the area of ​​the base muscles of the pelvic floor – and finally the anus.

As we can see, the urethra and the vaginal opening are two different areas. So urine does not go together with the menstrual cup or menstrual bleeding. Nor does the menstrual cup interrupt or disable the ability to pee.

Body knowledge, intimate hygiene, and sexual health

 

Once this information is taken into account, it is much easier to understand how our body works. This understanding would help to identify when something is not “going well” and to also identify what you need for being full of health again.

Written By: @maria.jose.ca

Translated by: @thaispascual

 

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