The Most Interesting Menstrual Cup Myths Debunked

The Most Interesting Menstrual Cup Myths Debunked


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Menstrual Cup Myths

Have you ever thought about trying a menstrual cup but struggled to get past all the gossip and rumors you’ve heard about them? 

Or maybe you’ve shared your overwhelming love for menstrual cups with family or friends only to find that they didn’t share your enthusiasm. 

Menstrual cup myths are floating around everywhere and today we are going to take a sec to debunk some of the most common ones that we’ve heard. 

Common Menstrual Cup Myths Debunked

Because, if you're anything like us, then you probably agree that outdated opinions on menstrual cups need to be debunked because progress is in and ignorance is out. 

Sleep & Menstrual Cups Don't Mix

If someone told you that you can't wear a menstrual cup while you’re sleeping then that person was misinformed. Many people sleep in their menstrual cup. Cups can work for up to 12 hours at a time, unlike tampons which have to be removed at least every 4 hours. Most report that their nixit menstrual cup has never leaked at night.  

They're Uncomfortable

When first trying a menstrual cup it can feel different than a pad or tampon. There are many who've tried using a menstrual cup once and given up because they thought it was too uncomfortable.

But in reality, once you get the hang of it, most cup users don't even notice they're wearing it. If you don't believe me, here are a few direct quotes from honest reviews on the nixit website:

“Extremely comfortable.”

“It is so comfortable (I literally forget about it).”

“The most comfortable I’ve tried.”

“I can't feel it, even after it's been in all day.”

The list goes on and on. It’s one of those things where you might have to use it for a few flows before you become a menstrual cup master. 

No Sex Allowed

Can we all agree that period sex can be a bit tricky? Don’t you just hate getting caught up in the moment and then realizing that you have to take out your tampon and put down a towel?

Did you know that it’s possible to have sex while wearing the nixit menstrual cup? That means your period no longer has the power to control your behavior in the bedroom if messy period sex is something that bothers you. 

Heavy Flow's a Problem

The great thing about menstrual cups is the amount of volume they hold.  A nixit menstrual cup holds up to 70ml of flow which is the equivalent of 4 super plus tampons!  That means that it’s actually better for people with a heavier flow as it lasts for longer. 

They're Too Expensive

A single reusable menstrual cup will generally run you about 50 bucks. That's one-time fee folk. That means if you use your menstrual cup for one year or 12 periods that last 5 days it costs less than 80 cents per day. And guess what, you can use it for many years to come.

The initial price of the menstrual cup can cause some sticker shock but when you break down the cost you'll realize that a menstrual cup is far cheaper than non-reusable period products.

Menstrual Cup Magic

To sum things up let's remember that this article is mainly about debunking menstrual cup myths specific to the nixit menstrual cup. We can't speak for other menstrual cups you might’ve tried or heard about.

All we can do is share our personal experiences with you and pass along the reviews on the nixit website. Want to try things out for yourself? Click here

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