- Medical-grade silicone
- The only menstrual cup certified hypoallergenic with AllergyCertified
- Registered with The Vegan Society
- FDA registered
- Made in Germany
The AllMatters vision is #NEWPERIOD. In 3 years, you can use 792 tampons / pads or 1 AllMatters menstrual cup.
Menstrual cups are a wonderful reusable period product that can be used and reused for years. Silicone is derived from quartz, which is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust and not hazardous to the environment. The menstrual cup is not coloured, avoiding any colouring additives.
When inserted correctly, you will not feel any discomfort and will be unable to tell that you have a cup inserted.
Size does not depend on anatomy. It depends on how much flow the cup can hold.
The menstrual cup packaging is made from recyclable carton and instructions are printed directly onto the packaging to minimise waste.
Mini - recommended for teens or those who need a smaller size
Stem length 18mm
Cup length 58mm (including stem)
A - recommended for those who have not given birth vaginally
Stem length 20mm
Cup length 70mm (including stem)
B - recommended for those who have given birth vaginally or who are used to menstrual cups and want a larger one to catch more flow
Stem length 18mm
Cup length 72mm (including stem)
Can I swim with the cup and how long can I leave it in?
Go ahead and enjoy sports and water activities - the cup when inserted correctly will be leak-free for 8 to 12 hours (this is an average; some people experience heavier flows than others). On a heavy-flow day, you will need to empty the cup more often. For the average bleeder, the cup holds 3 tampons' worth and can be worn for up to 12 hours.
How to insert
Find out which fold you are most comfortable with - there are several ... The C-fold and the Punchdown fold are our favourites! Make sure you maintain a firm grip on the cup and insert the cup tilted diagonally towards the back (towards your tailbone). Make sure that the cup is fully open by running your finger around the base of the cup to check for any folds.
VIDEO: HOW TO USE A MENSTRUAL CUP
How to remove
Reach your fingers in and find the base of the cup. Press down on the base of the cup to break the "seal" and pull the cup out. Make sure to maintain a firm grip of the cup. Do not pull hard on the stem to remove the cup as you will feel resistance. Use the stem as a guide to find the base of the cup.
Sterilising is not necessary every time you empty the cup out. But you should sterilise the cup before and after your period. Simply get a small bowl, place your cup inside, and pour hot water over to soak for 5 minutes.
Once removed, use clean water and a fragrance-free soap to wash out. Dry it with tissue or a clean towel. If you are in public, handicapped toilets (with connected sinks) are great. You can also use a water bottle to clean it out. Rinsing the cup with water every time you empty it will help prevent stains in the long run and keep your cup looking fresh! This cup is made of 100% medical-grade silicone and can potentially last for several years. If the cup changes in colour or texture (becomes slimy), or changes in appearance in any way, stop use immediately.
Menstrual cups are very hygienic because no external factors or free oxygen will reach the accumulated menstrual flow while the cup is inserted, and no bacteria will be created. You will be more likely to get an infection from bacteria on your hands that was transferred via the cup than from the menstrual cup itself. This is why you must wash your hands with soap before you insert or remove the cup and you should empty your menstrual every 8-12 hours, or earlier depending on your flow.
TSS is a complication of bacterial infections, which has been associated with tampon use, but is not solely linked to tampons. In fact, 50% of cases are non-menstrual and 25% are found in men.
Unlike pads and tampons that absorb menstrual flow, a menstrual cup collects and catch it. This means that no oxygen reaches the collected flow and it remains bacteria free. It also means that no unnecessary vaginal fluids will be absorbed. This eliminates irritation and dryness while ensuring that the natural pH balance of the vagina is kept intact. To contract TSS, a person needs to be a carrier of a specific strain of staph bacteria (staphylococcus aureus) in their body. If the person has that, the staph can multiply in, for instance, a tampon’s absorbent fibers but also in an unhealed wound, producing a harmful toxin. Nevertheless, there is still a minimal risk of TSS (if you have the specific strain of staph bacteria in your vaginal flora), so we always recommend making sure that you empty it after 8-12 hours, sanitise your cup between periods and wash your hands before handling the cup.
HOW TO DISPOSE
The menstrual cup:
In many cities, including Singapore, if you bin your old cup, it’ll be burned to create energy. If you’d rather not throw your cup in the bin, you can also burn it yourself in a controlled environment. Silicone is basically sand (quartz) and will only produce a tiny bit of CO2 due to the small quantity of silicone used in each cup.
All our packaging is made from recycled and/or recyclable paper and cardboard. Please make sure to dispose of the packaging in the appropriate bin, according to your local recycling regulations.
If you have any pre-existing health conditions or if you are using an IUD, check with a doctor before use.
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You can buy AllMatters in Singapore at www.bamboostrawgirl.com, we are the only stockist for the original OrganiCup in Singapore. OrganiCup Singapore.