Menstrual Cup also called as Silicone Diva Cup, Liquid Silicone Moon Cup, Reusable Period Cup and Soft Keeper Cup, Lily Cup, which is a type of flexible and reusable hygiene product that insert into your vagina to catch and collect period fluid. Silicone Menstrual Cup is usually made of medical grade silicone by liquid silicone injection molding and it shaped like a bell with a stem. The stem is used for insertion and removal. The bell-shaped cup seals against the vaginal wall just below the cervix.
LSR Menstrual Cup is safer and can hold more blood than tampons and pads, so more and more women choose to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. And depending on your flow, you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours.
There are mainly two types of menstrual cups: stem with valve and stem without valve:
For the one stem with valve: allows you to empty it while it’s still inside you.
For the one stem without valve(is closed), you need to take out and empty the fluid.
Silicone Menstrual Cup’s two different forming methods: Liquid Injection molded and compression molded
Menstrual cups were mainly made of solid silicone by compression molding, but with the development of Liquid Silicone Rubber Injection Molding, perple find that LSR Silicone Menstrual cups is a better choice in many aspects.
Safety: Menstraul Cups by LSR injection molding with higher safery compared to compression molded Diva Cup. Liquid Silicone Rubber can resist bacteria growth and will not stain or corrode other materials. LSR Menstrual has very good compatibility with human tissue and body fluids, which is solid silicone can not achieve.
Duarability: LSR is durable with good tear resistance.Liquid Silicone menstrual cups are durable and reusablecan can last for 6 months to 10 years with proper care.
Parting line and rubber Flashing: Compression molded Moon cups have large parting line and rubber flashing, the use experience is not good as LSR silicone Lily cup with no or less parting line and rubber flashing.
Soft: Liquid Silicone Rubber Menstrual Cups can achieve the lowest hardness 5 ShoreA, for solid silicone can only be 20A.
Menstrural cups becoming more and more popular is because:
Reusable Menstrual cups are budget friendly. You pay a one-time price for a reusable menstrual cup, unlike tampons or pads, which have to be continually bought and can cost upward of $100 a year.
Soft Moon cups are safer. Because menstrual cups collect rather than absorb blood, you’re not at risk of getting toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare bacterial infection associated with tampon use.
Liquid Silicone Menstrual cups hold more blood. A menstrual cup can hold about one to two ounces of menstrual flow. While Tamponscan only hold up to a third of an ounce.
Silicone Diva Cup are eco-friendly. Reusable menstrual cups can last a long time, which means you’re not need to replace frequently and will not contributing more waste to the environment.
Tips: To choose the right menstrual cup size, you need to consider followings:
· your age, length of your cervix, whether or not you have a heavy flow
· firmness and flexibility of the cup and cup capacity