Every Period is a Happy Period!
What is Stonesoup Wings?
|Stonesoup Wings is a re-usable menstrual cup, made of medical-grade silicone that is used for period care. It is inserted into the vaginal canal to collect menstrual discharge and periodically emptied. One cup can be re-used for at least ten years and it saves thousands of disposable sanitary napkins and tampons from going to the landfill. It is very comfortable and women using it vouch for the liberating period experience!|
How to use Stonesoup Wings?
|Press the sides of the cup together and then fold it in half again forming a tight “U” shape||Hold the folded sides firmly in place between your thumb and forefinger so that the curved edge is facing away from your palm||In a comfortable position (like squatting) and with your vaginal muscles relaxed, gently separate the labia with your free hand and then push the curved edge of the folded StoneSoup Wings horizontally into the vaginal opening so that the bottom of the cup is about a 1/2 inch into the vagina.|
|To remove, insert your thumb and forefinger into your vagina until you can reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to release the seal and continue to pull down to remove it||After the cup has been removed, empty the contents in the toilet, wash the cup well with warm water and a mild soap, and reinsert.||In between cycles, sterilize the cup by dipping in hot water or drying in the sun.|
Frequently Asked Questions on Menstrual Cups
Q1: Is it really safe to insert the cup?
Menstrual cups are generally a very safe option for period care. Stonesoup Wings is made from medical-grade silicone which is an inert material and there is no rash and chaffing that one faces with sanitary pads.
Q2: How often do I need to empty the cup?
StoneSoup Wings cup must be emptied, washed and reinserted at least 2 times a day (twice in a 24 hour period) and can be worn overnight without concern of leaking. By monitoring the fullness of the cup over a couple of cycles, you will quickly learn how often to empty it according to your specific needs. Most women find that the cup is not even half full after 12 hours. For those with heavier flows, the cup is simply emptied more often.
Q3: Does it leak?
If inserted correctly it will not leak. If it has not been placed properly, or if it is full, it may leak. However, in most cases, the leaks are spotting and once habituated to using the cup, are totally avoidable.
Q4: If I insert the cup too deep, will it get lost inside my body?
It is impossible for the cup to get lost inside the body. Women with high-cervix might find it a little tricky to locate the cup.In such cases, sit in squat position and try to bear down as you would do to pass the motion. This act of bearing down helps slide the cup down so it can be removed easily.
Q5: I have an ‘IUD’, can I use the cup?
Yes, you can use the cup while having an IUD, however, ensure the thread (if any) is shortened so it doesn’t get dislodged. We recommend that you consult your gynecologist.
Q6: Can I use it in place of ‘maternity pads?
Post delivery the vagina may be swollen and bruised. Inserting a cup at this time is not advisable.