The original instead soft cups were not designed top be reusable and it was advised that they were discarded after each use. Many people however, used them a few times by making sure they were fully cleaned in very hot water before using for another time.
However, this is now not necessary as new reusable soft cups have been introduced and are designed for use for just one menstrual cycle. You can buy them in boxes with just 2 soft cups so that you can just buy a small quantity to start off with. They are very safe and fully approved by the FDA with no harmful compounds in and are latex free.
These reusable soft cups (which have been branded Evofem) may be a good idea whether you are using them for your period or using them for trying to get pregnant. If you do indeed manage to get pregnant on your first cycle of trying then you have not wasted a lot of money.
You can buy the reusable soft cups on Amazon in both the US and the UK although again they are much cheaper to buy in the US.
Check out the links below for buying reusable soft cups:
Soft Cups and Diva Cups are made of different materials – the diva cup is more rigid than the soft cup. They are also different shapes so one may suit you better than the other in terms of fit. Some people have used soft cups and found they leak but used diva cups and found they didn’t and vice versa.
Also with regard to using soft cups for TTC, it is better to use the soft cup rather than the diva cup because they sit in a slightly different position and are therefore able to hold in the sperm better. The thing is really you should give either or both of them a try if you are using them for your period and see which one fits your body best.
If you have heard about soft cups and want to start using them whether that be for ttc or for menstruation then you may wonder where you can get hold of them. …
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If you are wondering what the difference is between soft-cups and moon cups and wondering which one you should use then there are a few things that you need to know. Firstly both items are designed to catch your menstrual flow but are slightly different shapes. Now as we are all designed differently ourselves, it may depend on your body as to which of soft cups or moon cups will work better for you, so it may be a case of having to try them both out.
One main difference between the softcup v the mooncup is that soft-cups are designed to be used only once (although it may be possible to reuse them if you are careful) and mooncups are designed to be reused. This may make the mooncup slightly more affordable in the long run.
You can also buy different size mooncup depending on age and if you have given birth vaginally. (Size A is for those who have not given birth vaginally essentially and size B is for those who have, or those who are over 30).
The mooncup is made of soft silicone rubber but overall is a more solid design than the soft-cups. Soft-cups have a rubber ring with a plastic style collection area for the menstrual blood.
So in order to choose which one you may need to try them both. If you are planning to use them to help you conceive then the soft-cup is definitely better as it holds the sperm right under the cervix.
Although it seems that soft cups can be hard to get hold of in the UK – not many of the pharmacies seem to sell them and they are not yet in the big supermarkets, you can get hold of them easily enough by mail order.
Soft cups are on sale at Amazon and you can buy them in packs of 6 or 24. Each soft cup is wrapped individually for hygiene purposes so you can just use them whenever you like. Soft Cups are disposable although some ladies do you reuse them by washing them thoroughly in boiling water, although this is obviously not recommended by the manufacturers.
Soft cups can be left in for up to 12 hours so if you are using them for TTC then you can insert them say late at night and remove them in the morning and you will avoid the ‘leakage’ scenario that can often occur. Also use them during the day for even more secure holding of the sperm next to the cervix.
Instead soft cups, or to give them their proper name the instead softcup, is the best known brand of soft cups on the market. It is a disposable soft cup that you can use for up to 12 hours during your period. Alternatively it has been used by women when they are trying to conceive and there is lots more information about trying to get pregnant on this website.