Does It Affect The Vaginal Muscles When Using The Menstrual Cup?
, I’m 21 years old, not yet married let alone sexually active. But I am interested in moving from the pad to the menstrual cup. Will there be changes in vaginal muscles if using MC? And if you want to use a mini with 17ml capacity, is it enough to use ± 8 hours? I menstruated a lot at most only on the second second day. Is it enough with that capacity? The thing is, if the normal size is 40mm wide, I am afraid of being too big and making changes in the muscles of the vagina. So what’s good?
Good afternoon, thanks for the question to HealthReplies.com.
Menstrual cup is a tool that can replace the pad during menstruation, but to use menstrual cup can only be used on women who are sexually active because later on how to use this tool is by inserting the cup into the vagina and will definitely pass through the hymen vagina, as a sign of a woman's virginity). So you should use a menstrual cup for women who have had sexual intercourse and the hymen membrane is open.
For the effect on the muscles in the vagina, of course, foreign objects that enter the vagina will affect the surrounding area including the muscles that are there, but maybe the effect is not so great if using a menstrual cup according to size and guaranteed cleanliness of the device.
The size of 17 ml for 8 hours actually depends on each person, if the menstrual pattern is only 2-3 days but the amount of blood that comes out a lot, may be less, but if the amount of blood is also only a small possibility is enough.
So for those of you who are still not married and not yet sexually active, you should use just a pad, so that your hymen is still safe and not torn by using a menstrual cup :)
If you need clearer and more complete information, you can consult the nearest obstetrician.
The following video installation of menstrual cup that is inserted into the vagina:
Thus, hopefully useful :)