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.
How to manage your menstrual cup in a public bathroom
Menstrual cups have a much larger capacity than pads and tampons, and can be worn for up to 8 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.
Using your period cup when you're out in nature
If you are hiking in the woods or camping out in the wild, menstrual cups are the most convenient and eco-friendly menstrual health product to manage your period.
Changing your Ruby Cup out in nature will leave no trace and no waste. You will not have to carry your used tampons or pads around with you until the next garbage disposal.
Remember, your Ruby Cup holds three times more than a super tampon or a pad, which means there are fewer toilet stops along the way. They are also reusable, so you won’t ever run out of tampons or pads and can save packing space 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 your Ruby Cup. After emptying your Ruby Cup, rinse with bottled water or simply reinsert straight-away.
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 in other countries. No need to stock up on bulky toiletries before you leave.
3. Move freely
You can wear your period cup for up to 8 hours, so you can relax on long journeys, plane rides, hikes and bike rides.
4. Always ready
Finding sanitary products while travelling in remote areas can be difficult. With a menstrual cup, your period will never catch you off guard. You can also wear your cup before you start your period, leaving you tip-top prepared should your period arrive when you are ascending a mountain peak!
5. No waste period product
Menstrual cups are reusable, so you don’t need to find garbage disposals or leave sanitary waste behind. Protect the environment and respect your surroundings.
How to sterilize your menstrual cup while travelling
The easiest and most convenient way to boil your cup on the go is with the Ruby Cup Steriliser. It is made of the same premium-quality medical-grade silicone used for our Ruby Cups. Once folded it fits in any small bag or pocket and you can easily bring it with you anywhere.
Simply fill it with water, put your cup inside, lay the lid on top and pop it in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Especially if you're staying with a friend or in a hostel, the Ruby Steriliser is really handy and convenient as you won't have to ask for a pot to boil your cup in.