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Can You Use Soft Cups with an IUD?

Can You Use Soft Cups with an IUD?

If you are thinking of using soft cups, or indeed any kind of menstrual cup, you may be wondering if you can use soft cups with an IUD. One of the most common IUDs is the Mirena coil which has strings hanging through your cervix so that the IUD can be removed easily. The presence of these strings may mean that the soft cup can get snagged on it during use and dislodge the IUD. For this reason it is…

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New Reusable SoftCups

New Reusable SoftCups

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…

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What is a Soft Cup?

What is a Soft Cup?

A soft cup is a plastic vessel designed for use during your period to collect the blood. Because they can be used for up to 12 hours you may not need to use as many soft cups as you would tampons or sanitary towels. Soft cups are disposable and do cost a lot more than tampons so they can work out quite expensive. Another use for soft cups is in trying to get pregnant where you use the soft cup…

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How to Remove a Soft Cup

How to Remove a Soft Cup

Many people are afraid of using soft cups because they have heard stories of ladies getting the soft cup in but not being able to get it out again! If this is one of your fears then try not to worry too much. Firstly it is useful to practice putting and taking out a soft cup before you use it for real. This way you can be sure that you will be able to get the soft cup out. The…

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Why are there not more fertility lubricants?

Why are there not more fertility lubricants?

It seems that if you are in the US then you don’t really have much in the way of choice if you want to use a fertility lubricant. Pre-seed is the foremost one and in fact the only one available on Amazon (be careful not to click on the ones for animals are there are some on there!). Pre-seed is obviously good and a market leader but it is not cheap. When you are trying to get pregnant it seems…

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What’s the difference between Soft Cups and Diva Cups?

What’s the difference between Soft Cups and Diva 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…

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How Long Can You Leave Soft Cups In?

How Long Can You Leave Soft Cups In?

You may be wondering how long is a safe amount of time to leave a soft cup in? Well it is recommended that you only leave a soft cup in for a maximum of 12 hours. If you are using soft cups when trying to get pregnant then you can leave them in overnight after having sex, to stop any of the spillage that might otherwise occur. Then just take it out in the morning and dispose of it. However,…

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Shipping Soft Cups to Other Countries

Shipping Soft Cups to Other Countries

If you are wanting to buy soft cups out of the UK or US but you can’t find them locally, then it is possible that you can buy them online and have them shipped to your address. Some products on Amazon can be shipped to certain locations and it all depends on what type of product you want to buy and where you want to ship it to. For the Health & Beauty products category (which is where you will…

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Can I Get Pregnant With My Period?

Can I Get Pregnant With My Period?

This seems to be a question that a lot of people are asking so I thought I would address the question of ‘can I get pregnant during my period?’. The most fertile time of your cycle is when you are ovulating. In order to get pregnant the sperm needs to meet the egg and in order to do this the sperm must enter the body either in the days before ovulation or shortly after ovulation. A woman will ovulate approximately 14 days…

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