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Menstrual Cups and Toxic Shock Syndrome (or TSS)

Recently, a new study has come out to say that menstrual cups may not be as safe as people are being led to believe.  While I do believe that menstrual cups are far better for your body than tampons, these findings cannot be ignored, and I think that gaining more knowledge and understanding of TSS and how to safely use and care for your Lumii Cup is a fantastic idea. In reality, TSS is an incredibly rare occurrence - but it is serious. There have only ever been two documented cases of TSS linked to menstrual cup use and in both cases, the cups had been left in for SEVERAL DAYS without being emptied or cleaned. We have had a...

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Getting Your Cup to Fully Open Once Inserted

Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to get you cup to fully open once you have inserted it, so here are my top 3 tips to help you out… The Fold From personal experience, I would recommend trying the "C fold." I find that this particular fold seems to open up the easiest for people struggling with this issue. The Pinch, Twist and Push Once you have inserted it, gently pinch the bottom of the cup (just above the stem) and twist it slightly. This should encourage the cup to 'pop' open. If that doesn't work, Insert your finger about halfway up the side of the cup and gently push against the side. Start with the opposite side from...

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Konjac Sponges - What they are and how to use one..

Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac, or elephant yam, that’s native to Asia. The process is simple enough, Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. The calcium yields an alkaline end product that helps to balance an overly acidic skin pH. Asian cultures have used the konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been popular for about 100 years. Konjac naturally nourishes with vitamins A, B, C, D and E, proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium and even has antioxidants. Unlike other exfoliators that harm the environment, konjac is completely natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable – you can throw them in the compost...

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How to Clean and Look After Your Menstrual Cup

Looking after your menstrual cup is easy! Follow these simple steps to keep your menstrual cup fresh and clean. As with any sanitary product, your menstrual cup should stay clean before and after insertion. Hygiene is so important – always remember to thoroughly wash your hands before touching, inserting and removing your cup to avoid any germs going from your cup to your vagina. Where possible, try to sterilise your cup every time you take it out/ reinsert to remove any bacteria that may be lurking. This is easily and discretely done with our sterilisers.  If sterilising after each use isn’t an option, ensure that you are carefully cleaning your cup in hot water, make sure that the suction holes...

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