Are you looking for the best menstrual cup for normal flow during periods? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Asan’s light/medium flow size is the best menstrual cup for normal flows. It holds up to 25ml of menstrual fluid, which is 3 times more than the average pad or tampon.
In this blog, we will dive in to what is considered “normal” period flow, and answer the most commonly asked question and answers around menstrual cup sizing.
what is normal period flow?
At Asan, we actually prefer not to use the word “normal” – this is because we all have very different types of period flow, and the heaviness of our flow changes throughout our lives!
That said, the average menstrual period (over four to five days) is roughly a few tablespoons, or 60ml of fluid. If you bleed more than 80m of fluid, you may be experiencing heavy periods.
Another way to measure your flow is simply by how often you need to change pads and tampons. If you can wear a pad for several hours without leaking, you have average or “normal” period flow.
If you leak through pads in 2-3 hours, you are experiencing heavy flow.
what is the best menstrual cup for normal flow?
If you have average period flow, then Asan’s light/medium flow size is perfect for you!
It holds up to 25ml, and is very easy to insert and remove. Most users can wear this cup for up to 12 hours without leaking.
what is the best menstrual cup for very heavy flow?
If you have heavy periods, then Asan’s heavy flow size is a fantastic menstrual cup that is designed specifically for people who experience heavy flow.
Our heavy flow cup holds up to 30ml and is also a bit firmer than our light/medium flow cup, which means it creates a great seal in the vagina and does not leak.
does menstrual cup size depend on age or giving birth?
No, menstrual cup size does not depend on your age, or whether you have given birth. The main factor that impacts your menstrual cup size is your period flow.
The vagina is a highly elastic passage which expands to let things in and out. The size and shape of your vagina do not alter so much with age that it impacts your menstrual cup size.
In fact, we have teens who comfortably use our heavy flow cup as well as mothers in their 30s and 40s who use our light/medium flow cup. It all depends on your period flow.
Ready our detailed menstrual cup sizing guide to learn more about menstrual cup size.
does cervix height impact menstrual cup size?
We often get asked, what is the best menstrual cup for a high cervix? Or what is the best menstrual cup for a short cervix?
The cervix, also known as the neck of the womb, is the entrance to the uterus that sits at the very top of your vagina. Most of us have a high enough cervix, which means we can comfortably fit a full menstrual cup in the vagina.
The Asan cup is a fantastic choice for anyone with a high cervix as our unique removal ring makes it very easy to locate and remove.
If you have a short cervix or a low cervix, you might want to consider chopping the ring off your menstrual cup.
Read our detailed blog about menstrual cups and cervix height to learn more about this topic.
menstrual cup for normal flow: questions and answers
Why are menstrual cups not popular?
As menstrual cups made from silicone were only invented in the 21st century, people are still getting to learn about them. However, they are fast gaining popularity around the world, thanks to the efforts of Asan and similar brands!
Are there any disadvantages of menstrual cups?
Menstrual cups are a fantastic period product because they are affordable, sustainable and most importantly – highly effective at catching your period flow. High quality cups like the Asan cup are extremely safe to use and do not cause rashes or infections.
That said, not everyone will want to use a menstrual cup all the time. Some people prefer not to use internal period products, and prefer external products like pads and period underwear.
Menstrual cups should not be used if you have a vaginal infection. They also should not be used for postpartum bleeding, which is the bleeding you experience for a few weeks after giving birth.
Do I need to take a menstrual cup quiz?
You don’t need a menstrual cup quiz, just choose your cup based on our simple sizing guide:
Light/Medium flow: For those who can generally wear pads/tampons for 6 hours without leaking.
Heavy flow: For those who leak through pads/tampons within 2-6 hours. The heavy flow cup is larger and firmer than the light/medium flow cup.
What is the benefit of menstrual cups vs pads?
There are many reasons why our users prefer menstrual cups to pads. Here are a few:
- Save money: You just need one cup, so you save a lot in the long term
- Eco-friendly: One Asan cup stops 2,500+ pads going to landfill
- Comfortable: Unlike pads, the Asan cup does not cause rashes or itching. You won’t even feel it’s there!
- Exercise and swim: The cup enables you to work out and even swim during periods
- Sleep through the night: As the cup holds 3 times more than a pad, you can comfortably sleep through the night without needing to change anything
Do you have a menstrual cup how to use guide?
Yes, of course! Visit our super detailed FAQ page which has everything you need to know about how to use menstrual cups.
What is the menstrual cup price compared to pads?
The Asan cup costs £25. This is the same as around 6 months of pads, but it will last you for 10 years!
What is the gynaecologist opinion on menstrual cups? Do they approve?
Yes, in fact the Asan cup has been approved and endorsed by renowned gynaecologists as extremely safe to use.
Watch this video where UK-trained gynaecologist Dr. Premalatha answers frequently asked questions related to the Asan cup.
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