Traveling with a menstrual cup

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

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

In a public bathroom

Menstrual 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 menstrual cup in a public bathroom:

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

You can simply wash and rinse your Ruby Cup with water the next time you have a sink at hand or in the comfort of your own bathroom.

Out in nature

If you are hiking in the woods or camping out in the wild, menstrual cups can be the best menstrual health product to manage your period.

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

Tips for emptying your cup in nature:

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

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.

2. Save money

Menstrual health products are sometimes more expensive or maybe even not as easy available abroad. No need to stock up on bulky toiletries before you leave.

3. Move freely

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

4. Don’t panic

Finding sanitary products while travelling 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!

5. 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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