JUJU MENSTRUAL CUP
If a women menstruates from 13 years old to 50 years old, she’ll have approximately 400 cycles over 37 years and will use roughly 10,500 tampons or pads; all of which end up in landfill. The JuJu reusable menstrual cup provides you with an eco-friendly and economical alternative which is safe, easy to use and reliable.
Popularity in the menstrual cup has been growing considerably over recent years. A study conducted on menstrual cup users showed that 91% of participants said they would continue to use a menstrual cup after using it for 3 cycles and said they would recommend it to others.
Why have we selected this product?
- Made from 100% medical grade silicone (derived from natural sand or ‘silica’ which is a resource in abundance)
- Latex-, fragrance- and dye-free
- 100% vegan friendly
- Made in Australia to strict ISO standards and processed in a grade 8 clean room environment
- Easy to use
- Available in 4 sizes (see below for more information)
- Offer superior leak-free protection to tampons
- No more unpleasant smells or wet strings that tampons and pads can cause
Product Stats:Material: 100% medical grade silicone
Dimensions / weight: 10cm or 12cm diameter
Made in: Australia
A message from the manufacturer:
How do I use a menstrual cup? Inserting and removing the period cup only takes a few seconds. The cup is folded and then inserted in the same way you would a tampon. It then opens inside the vaginal canal where it creates a seal with the vaginal walls and collects menstrual fluid. Every 8 hours, or more often if you have a heavy flow, it is removed and the contents is emptied.
Which size menstrual cup is right for you? Please choose your model carefully. For hygiene reasons, menstrual cups may not be exchanged if the incorrect size has been selected.
Childbearing history, age, and cervical position all inform the size cup that a woman should use.
Model 1: Recommend if you are under 30 and have not given birth.
Model 2: Recommend if you are over 30 or have given birth
Model 3: Recommend if you have a high cervix or long vaginal canal.
Model 4: Recommend if you have a low cervix or short vaginal canal.
This is only a guide. Many people who have had children will still be able to successfully use a Model 1, and vice versa. Please also consider the other factors below in conjunction with childbearing history and age.
The cervical position 'knuckle rule'
Your cervical position may also influence your selection of the model number and/or your ability to successfully use a menstrual cup. Your cervix may move at different stages of your cycle, so it’s a good idea to check your cervical position at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of your menstrual cycle to get a good understanding of your overall cervical position.
To determine your cervical height; thoroughly wash your hands, then insert your index finger into your vagina to locate your cervix. Your cervix is a bump, which feels a bit like the end of your nose, but is shaped like a donut. Thoroughly wash your hands after performing this examination.
If you consistently feel your cervix sitting just inside the vaginal opening or when you have only inserted the tip of your finger up to your ‘first knuckle’ (or the bend in your finger just below your fingernail), you most likely have a low cervix and a Model 4 JuJu cup is the best menstrual cup for low cervix.
The Model 4 JuJu cup is best menstrual cup for a low cervix as it has a shorter body and stem when compared with other JuJu Models. Please only choose this model if you are sure you have a low cervix or short vaginal canal throughout your cycle as the removal of this cup may be more difficult if you have a normal to high cervix. If your cervix tends to move around quite a bit during different stages your period, you may find a Model 4 is suitable for you at the start of your cycle, when your cervix is low, and a Model 2 is better towards the middle and end of your menstrual cycle when the cervix may sit a little higher. In most cases, the Model 4 JuJu cup is not recommended for young girls or virgins.
If you are unable to reach your cervix or need to insert your finger past the middle bend in your finger before you can feel your cervix, you most likely have a high cervix and may like to consider the Model 3 JuJu cup. The Model 3 JuJu cup has a longer body, which makes it the best menstrual cup for a high cervix and long vaginal canal as removal is easier.
Pelvic Floor Tone and Exercise
If you have good pelvic floor tone, practice regular Kegel exercises or other activities, such as Pilates, yoga or dance, you may wish to consider a Model 1 regardless of your childbearing history and age. The Model 1 is also recommended if you have had corrective surgery, such as vaginoplasty or perineoplasty.
The Model 3 is recommended for a with strong pelvic floor tone and a high cervix.
If you have lost some pelvic floor tone and have a low cervix, you may wish to consider a Model 4. As a general rule, the Model 4 should only be chosen if you are confident with removing a menstrual cup and are sure you have a low cervix.
It’s important to remember that whilst menstrual cups work for most people, there is a small minority who may find a cup simply doesn’t work for them or they may find one brand of cup works better for their anatomy than another.
How do I clean my menstrual cup? Your JuJu Cup is a personal care product that requires special cleaning; maintaining a strict menstrual cup hygiene routine is recommended. Your menstrual cup should be washed after being emptied and also disinfected after every cycle. During your menstrual cycle, wash your cup with soap and warm water after emptying it and before reinserting it. You are advised to use mild soap. After your cycle has finished, wash and thoroughly rinse your JuJu cup, then disinfect it so it is ready for your next period. Boiling your menstrual cup is the recommended method to disinfect your menstrual cup. Simply boil your cup for 3–5 minutes. Set a timer so you don’t forget your cup on the cooktop. You may like to purchase a small pot to keep exclusively for boiling your menstrual cup.