How to use a Menstrual Cup on the move

Curious about how to use your menstrual cup in a busy public bathroom? It’s easy. Menstrual cups are a healthy and convenient hygiene product that give you the freedom to go anywhere and do anything.

They are the perfect menstrual solution for women with active lifestyles, and can be used whether you are in your office bathroom or out hiking in the woods.

In a public bathroom

bathroom1Menstrual cups have a much larger capacity than pads and tampons, and can be worn for up to 12 hours – so you may not have to empty your cup when you are out and about, but in case you do, try these simple steps.

3 Tips for emptying your cup in a public bathroom:

  1. Always wash your hands before removing and emptying your Ruby Cup as usual.
  2. If the sink is out of reach, simply wipe the Ruby Cup clean with dry or damp tissue, and reinsert. You can also use wipes instead of toilet tissue.
  3. Some women like to take a small bottle of water with them to rinse the cup over the toilet, do what feels best for you.

Using a menstrual cup in a public bathroom is not unhygienic, toilet tissue is very clean (and in most cases not bleached with chemicals and chlorine, as is the case with tampons) and you can wash your cup with warm water at the next convenient time.

Out in nature

Using a menstrual cup in nature, travelling or public bathroom

If you are hiking in the woods or camping out in the wilds, menstrual cups can be the best hygiene option to manage your period.

Your Ruby Cup holds three times more than a tampon or a pad, meaning less toilet stops along the way. They are also reusable, so you won’t run out and can save valuable room in your rucksack.

Tips for emptying your cup in nature:

Keep some water or wipes with you to clean your hands before and after emptying. Find a quiet spot to remove and empty. After emptying your Ruby Cup, wipe with tissue or wipes, rinse with bottled water or simply reinsert straight-away. Cups are reusable, so you leave behind no waste.

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5 Top reasons to travel with a menstrual cup

A menstrual cup is the essential travel companion. Here’s why:

  1. Pack light.

    No need to fill your bag with pads and tampons, giving you more space in your luggage for the things you need! Cups are lightweight and you only need to pack one.

  1. Save money.

    Hygiene products are more expensive abroad. No need to stock up before you leave or pay high international prices.

  1. Move freely.

    You can wear your cup for up to 12 hours, so you can relax on long journeys, hikes and bike rides.

  1. Don’t panic.

    Finding sanitary products while traveling in remote areas can be difficult. With a cup you will never be caught out. You can also wear it before you start your period, so no worries if your period arrives when you are ascending a mountain peak!

  1. No waste.

    Menstrual cups are reusable, so you don’t need to find garbage disposal or leave sanitary waste behind. Protect the environment and respect your surroundings.

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Learn more

If you have more questions about using a menstrual cup, or want to get to know more about your menstrual health, have a look at these pages to give you menstruation information and great tips.