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A menstrual cup is form of reusable menstrual protection that provides an alternative to tampons.
You might think these are a modern invention... not so. The concept was patented as early as 1902! There were several versions produced from the 1930s onward, but it wasn't until the Keeper came out in 1987 that menstrual cups started getting more popular. So cups have been around for a LONG time, even if most women have never heard of them.
There have been several new brands of menstrual cup brought out in the last few years, most offering coloured versions to help women pick a cup that is appealing to them. While there are different brands available, the menstrual cups are essentially all similar devices and offer only minor differences from one brand to another. Most of the cups come in 2 sizes. The smaller version of the cup is designed for younger women who have not had a baby. The larger versions are designed for older women or women who have had a baby. The different cup brands often have different size recommendations, so it is best to check the manufacturer's recommendations when choosing a cup size.
I've been doing most of the updating on cups on a blog, as I found it easier to put all the information up there.
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