By David Saunders, Health Editor
Right now is quite possibly the best time there has ever been to be a woman with a period. The quiet conversation around ‘the time of the month’ is slowly but surely getting louder, menstrual care products are getting smarter and sustainability and women are becoming more and more familiar with their own vaginas.
Intimate healthcare brand Initimina is at the forefront of this menstrual care revolution, championing an entire range of period cups designed specifically for women throughout their lives. From the day you start your period through to post-birth and perimenopause, Intimina has a cup to combat any and all leaks, painful cramps and not to mention a ruined date night! They’re all easy on the purse strings too.
In fact, Intimina is the first intimate healthcare brand ever to have designed and created an innovative new period cup, which effectively enables women to have sex whilst experiencing a bleed – no matter how heavy the flow – with no mess, or fuss and saving many a ruined towel in the process.
Not only does Intimina care about your sex-life, but it also cares for your vagina’s health. The entire range is made from body-safe, ultra-hygienic medical-grade silicone. A hypoallergenic, phthalate-free material, without any chemicals, fibers or bleach.
So, if you’ve decided the menstrual cup movement is for you, but have no idea where to start – check out Intimina’s handy guide to help manage your flow with the best products to do so.
The younger woman or tampon converter: Lily Cup One
The Lily Cup One is the ultimate new starter menstrual cup, part of a new generation in period protection. The ultra-soft, reusable cup features all the benefits of a menstrual cup in a design that’s petite and easy to use. It is the easiest to use and most comfortable cup for newbies. Its petite shape, leak-proof double rim, and easy removal loop make periods a breeze from start to finish. It even collapses into a case the size of a lip balm.
The all-rounder : Lily Cup A & B:
Featuring an angled form that complements your anatomy, the Lily Cup is the only menstrual cup out there that can be rolled as thin as a tampon. For users with a higher cervix or a heavier flow, Lily Cup’s ultra-smooth design, slanted rim, and high capacity offer complete comfort all period long. Lily Cup allows you to enjoy 12-hours of long-lasting protection that can accommodate the lightest to heaviest flow. Not only that but it is, of course, reusable – saving the planet and your pennies at the same time.
Lily Cup A
Lily Cup A is recommended for women pre-childbirth and those who have given birth via cesarean.
Lily Cup B
Lily Cup B is recommended for women post vaginal childbirth or those with a weakened pelvic floor.
The on-the-go woman: Lily Cup Compact
The Lily Cup compact is the world’s first collapsible menstrual cup, which folds flat and fits into a small and discreet protective case – perfect for transporting in your purse, pocket or handbag. The Lily Cup Compact provides up to 12 hours of non-stop period protection.
The won’t let anything get in her way woman: Ziggy Cup
The Ziggy cup is the only reusable menstrual cup on the market specifically designed to be worn during sex. Ziggy’s revolutionary flat-fit design can’t be felt at all – offering you up to 12 hours of comfort, offering you infinite possibilities for up to 12 hours of non-stop protection. With a petal-thin body and leak-proof double rim, Ziggy gives you everything you’ve ever wanted from period protection: comfort, confidence and complete freedom.