Softcup is a flexible cup that is worn internally, around your cervix. It collects, rather than absorbs menstrual flow. It’s hypo-allergenic, latex-free and completely safe when used as directed. Softcup has gained popularity for its many advantages over traditional methods of feminine protection including greater safety, longer wear-time, and clean sex during “that time of the month”. Softcup can be worn during any activity including sports, swimming and sleeping.
“Because the Softcup was uniquely designed for the modern-day woman, it has grown tremendously and developed staying power in the American market, proving an excellent alternative to tampons and pads,” said Joseph Pike, CEO of Instead.
“It’s allows me to use the softcup till the last day of my period, even when my flow may be little to none, it’s comfortable and does not cause dryness or irritation” says Amanda Kouaiky, owner of Maybe MOM South Africa.
- Use one reusable Softcup for up to 3 cycles, which makes it easy on the earth and easy on the wallet.
- Softcup does not change the body’s natural environment nor does it alter the body’s pH levels, natural bacteria levels or absorb the body’s moisture
Disadvantages: If you are a bit squeamish about blood, this alternative may require a bit of getting used to.
Health Approval: The Softcup is an FDA-approved, reusable menstrual product made from a non-absorbent, non irritating polymeric material that has been used for over 20 years in heath care products such as catheters and baby bottle teats and contains no latex. It has undergone extensive toxicology, bio-compatibility and microbiological tests as well as human clinical testing, and contains no drying chemicals or fibres.
Retailing in Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores, and Medi-Rite Pharmacies for only R49.99 (additional R32.50 when ordered through Facebook)
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1. Is it always important to practise inserting the soft cup on your lighter flow days at first.
2. Don’t do this for the first time on a heavy flow day as it may leak – wear a panty liner for added protection.
3. Inserting a soft cup compared to all the years of practice you’ve had inserting a tampon is very different, so make sure you get some practice and get comfortable with it before using the Softcup for your very heavy first or second days.
This video below will show you the proper way to insert and remove the soft cup.
Here is a clip on why other’s love soft cup.
Tips and tricks when using the Softcup
FAQ Part one
FAQ Part two
Softcup’s YouTube channel has tons of info on the product and what doctors say about the Softcup.
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