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HOT The word new as would be seen on a sticker on an item in store inventory trying to attract new customers. CUP

A portion of the original menstrual cup patent illustration by L W Chalmers

It's Stuck!!

How to get a menstrual cup out

If you got here by frantically googling "how to get my menstrual cup out", bumping up the text series that helped Judith get it out after hours of trying:

A text chain about how to get the cup out of your body - the advice is 'sometimes going #2 makes it feel like it’s gonna come out - So doing the same pushing movement with the pelvic floor makes it come out easier''

If you're in a little less of a bind, hear more about our review of the cup and our first times on the podcast. Following the usual format, we discuss our first times with a menstrual cup, some tips, ratings, pros and cons. Our most fun and mortifying episode yet! πŸ‘‡

Anatomy of the uterus credit UT Southwestern Medical Center

But is it Hot New Tech?

A screenshot of the definiton of technology which is 'the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.' from the Oxford Dictionary.

Rushali & Judith both are enthusiastic users of menstrual cups, reusable silicone devices that capture menstrual fluid.

Given that menstural cups have a steep learning curve but 10/10 fun factor and have not reached mass consumption yet despite being around since the 30s, thought it would be a fun episode topic to mix things up.

Wait, the 30's?

Seriously. Check out this gorgeous patent by Leona W. Chalmers.

The original menstrual cup patent illustration by L W Chalmers

There are some issues with using a cup if you have an IUD - please consult with a medical professional or at least someone who knows all the names of female anatomy before internal experimentation.

A screenshot from the Artisfun you tube channel episode called How to draw a female reproductive system step by step.