Why is it so important to remove your menstrual cup every 12 hours as a maximum?

In Sensual Intim we tried to emphasize the importance of the correct and healthy uses while using a menstrual cup. As a general rule, the menstrual cup can only stay in the vagina for up to 12 hours.


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Why is it so important to remove your menstrual cup every 12 hours as a maximum?

 

When you start using the menstrual cup, changes are noticeable almost immediately.

First, you do not feel the hot flashes, irritations or bad smells that pads and tampons usually produce during the days of the period.

Second, it sometimes regulates the menstrual cycle and menstrual cramps decrease significantly.

Third, we feel closer to our body needs.

However, and despite the wonders that the menstrual cup brings to the life of menstruating bodies, it is unavoidable to make proper use of it.

  • Among the safe and healthy practices of the menstrual cup are:
  • Before and after each use, clean the cup with clean water and optionally with neutral soap;
  • before and after each menstruation, sterilize the menstrual cup;
  • remove the menstrual cup every 12 hours maximum;
  • Store the menstrual cup in a cloth bag to prevent it from coming into contact with toxic agents.

However, why is it so important to remove the menstrual cup every 12 hours?

 

Toxic Shock Syndrome from the menstrual cup

 

A few days ago, the French newspaper Le Parisien, broke the news that a woman suffered from Toxic Shock Syndrome due to the use of a menstrual cup. The case of Sandrine Graneau, a 36-year-old nurse, is being used to raise awareness about intimate health and caring for the body.

Graneau, after being diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome from the use of a menstrual cup, had to have several limbs amputated. In just a few days, he lost feet and 18 phalanges of his fingers. The cause of the infection is related to the misuse of menstrual cups and tampons; however, the information provided in this regard is very vague and confusing.

At Sensual Intim we have tried to emphasize the importance of the correct and healthy uses of the menstrual cup. As a general rule, the menstrual cup can only be worn for up to 12 hours.

In Sandrine’s case, she used a menstrual cup that she left in her vagina for a significant amount of time – she does not remember how long she wore it. But one night he began to suffer mild pain until it intensified and had to go to the emergency room. In the hospital they believed that he suffered from kidney stones; however, the tension continued to drop until they arrived with the diagnosis of Toxic Shock Syndrome.

By staying longer than it should, the menstrual cup, as well as the tampon and pad, can cause the growth of bacteria that damage organs. The toxin can spread to the kidneys, lungs, and liver.

 

The Eureka! Cup vs. Toxic Shock Syndrome

 

As Eureka! Cup is made of 100% medical silicone, the use of this cup can last up to 12 hours. However, to ensure maximum sexual and gynecological health and hygiene for the person, it can be removed more frequently.

What are you waiting for to get your Eureka! Cup? 

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Written By: @maria.jose.ca

Translated by: @thaispascual

2 thoughts on "Why is it so important to remove your menstrual cup every 12 hours as a maximum?"

  1. Elle says:

    Hi – I just wanted to ask about this information.

    I have read on almost EVERY other story reported about this women that although she doesn’t know the exact time she left her cup in, she guesses it was only a couple of hours.

    So how can you say that she left it in for a significant amount of time when she herself has said that it was only a few hours?

    I think the menstrual cup can be great but her issue in the article (and mine, honestly) is that brands selling cups are giving out false or vague information that does not keep women safe!

    1. María José CA says:

      Hi, Elle!
      We did profound research on this topic committed to our clients. Our menstrual cup is designed and manufactured by sexuality specialists as sexologists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, sex educators, etcetera. We believe that we are giving out information based on medical evidence on the matter. However, we appreciate your information – so we can learn more about our clients’ interests! Thank you for passing by!

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