I have recently received a Lula Cup for review, my very first review on my blog, so this is a momentous event in my blogging career. This product has been a lifechanger for me as far as that time of the month goes. If you want to find out more, keep reading.
Lula Cup South Africa Review
A Bit of History
Lula Cup South Africa was founded amidst the 2020 COVID pandemic when numerous people lost their jobs and the owners had to find another source of income. Menstrual cups have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years but if you live in South Africa, the prices for these innovative cups were exorbitant.
And this is how Lula Cup South Africa was born. The founders decided to sell a menstrual cup, but at an affordable price, so that more women in South Africa can enjoy the benefits linked to these cups. An interesting fact about the name is that the word “Lula” means easy and convenient, which I find incredibly relevant. It is the perfect description for a menstrual cup.
What Are Menstrual Cups?
I have to admit the first time I’ve heard about menstrual cups, I was a bit sceptic. The whole idea was just somewhat outrageous. I think a common misconception that people have is that it is unsanitary. But this is far from the truth. Menstrual cups are alternative feminine hygiene products to regular pads or tampons, but they are reusable. A menstrual cup is a flexible and small funnel-shaped silicon or rubber cup that is inserted into the vagina to collect period fluid. These cups are amazing because they can hold a lot more liquid, are eco-friendly, and they last much longer.
How To Use the Lula Cup South Africa Menstrual Cup
Before I received my Lula Cup South Africa sample, I’ve watched a live video between Lynne from Kaboutjie blog and Megan from Lula Cup South Africa. I highly recommend watching this video because not only was it highly entertaining, it answered all the questions and cleared up some of the misconceptions that I had about menstrual cups.
Live Video – Lynne Huysamen from Kaboutjie Blog & Megan Clark from Lula Cup South Africa
When I received my Lula Cup South Africa product, I had mixed feelings. I was really excited to start putting this cup to good use, but I was also a little apprehensive too. What if I can’t get it in? Or, what if I insert it incorrectly and it’s stuck down there? I had this embarrassing vision of explaining to the doctors in the emergency room that I’ve tried to insert a menstrual cup but it’s stuck and I need their help to get it out.
Thankfully, there are plenty of videos available that shows you exactly what to do. I watched this video that I found on the Lula Cup South Africa website about two or three times, and it really helped me out. The video is not too long but it shows you everything that you need to know.
Instructional Video – How To Use a Menstrual Cup
Things to remember when inserting the Lula Cup
- Find a comfortable position and make sure you feel calm and relaxed.
- The cup goes in deeper than a tampon. The first time I tried inserting it I was a tad worried that it won’t come out again, but this was not a problem at all.
- The cup is leakproof, BUT you have to make sure that you’ve inserted it correctly and that it has created an airtight vacuum around your cervix.
- After choosing your preferred folding method and inserting the cup, use your fingers to feel whether the cup is in position, and fully open.
- Inserting a menstrual cup for the first time is a bit of a learning curve. Don’t be alarmed if you struggle the first time or even a few times before getting it right. Once you’ve managed to do it correctly, you won’t regret it.
Removing the Lula Cup
- Removing the cup is not a hassle. It is a simple two-step action. Gently pull the tip of the cup downwards while using your stomach muscles to push it out.
- Remember to do it gently because things can get messy if you don’t do it slowly.
- Simply tip the cup to remove the contents and then wash your hands and clean the cup as per the instructions in the video.
What Size Should You Order?
There are two size selections:
- Small – Recommended for women under thirty.
- Large – Suitable for women over thirty or women who have children.
Not all women are the same, so if you are not sure, contact Megan from Lula Cup South Africa directly to find out which size is the best option for you.
The Top Advantages of Using Lulacup South Africa Menstrual Cup
Easy and Convenient
After I got the hang of inserting the cup, my life changed for the better. That time of the month was not an issue for me anymore. When I still used tampons, I had to change every two to three hours, depending on my flow. But with the Lula Cup, I insert it twice daily. Early in the morning before my day starts and again at night after taking a bath and cleaning it. A less messy way to remove it is by doing so while taking a shower. It is incredibly convenient for me especially when I am out and about or have a busy day ahead of me.
The Lula Cup South Africa menstrual cup is cost-effective and retails at only R100.00 excluding shipping. I used to pay around R30.00 for tampons every month. If you look after your cup, it can be reused for around seven years! Yes, that is correct, for the next seven years you don’t have to pay another cent towards pads or tampons.
The Lula Cup is 100% leakproof, given that you’ve inserted it correctly. I have not had a leak since I’ve started using it. My biggest issue with tampons was at night. I had to get up about two to three times to change and I usually wore a pad as well to prevent any leaks during the night. With my Lula Cup I can go to sleep without the risk of any leaks.
For me the Lula Cup is a lifesaver. I am in the early stages of perimenopause and one of the symptoms is vaginal dryness which means inserting tampons are uncomfortable and even painful at times. Wearing tampons became a real issue for me. With the Lula Cup I actually forget at times that I’m wearing it.
The Lula Cup is an eco-friendly option with less waste ending up at landfills. If just ten woman decide to transition to a menstrual cup, it already has an immense impact on our environment.
Giving Back to the Community
Lula Cup South Africa donates one cup to an under-privileged girl for every ten cups sold. I am proud to support a company that cares about the environment and the community.
The Disadvantages of Using Lula Cup South Africa Menstrual Cup
To be honest, there is not a single disadvantage for me. But, for those who are squeemish about touching blood and don’t like the messiness of it, a menstrual cup might not be a good fit. Handling the cup means you will get some blood on your hands, but when I still used tampons my hands also got dirty, so this is not a huge issue for me.
The more I got used to handling the cup, the less messy it got. With everything new there is always some adjustment at first and figuring out what to do to make the process as comfortable and easy as possible. For me the advantages by far outweighs the one disadvantage that comes to mind.
After being blessed with receiving a Lula Cup South Africa menstrual cup for review, I am pleased to report that my transitioning from tampons to a menstrual cup has been a success, and interesting and highly rewarding experience. Using it for the first time was a bit tricky and I tried different positions and folding methods to find one that I felt most comfortable with.
I have used my Lula Cup for two cycles now and will definitely not go back to using tampons or any other sanitary product for that matter. I hope that you have found my review useful and that I’ve answered all your questions that you might have had about menstrual cups.
Have you tried a menstrual cup before? If so, feel free to connect with me and tell me about your experience, or if you have any questions about the product, leave a comment below.
WIN A Lula Cup South Africa Menstrual Cup
You can win your very own Lula Cup South Africa menstrual cup – enter using the form below.
- This competition is open for residents of South Africa.
- This competition is open for entries from 25 May 2021 until 25 June 2021 – the winner will be announced on my competitions page. T & C’s apply.
Get Extra Entries Into This Competition
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