All luvur body MENSTRUAL CUP are FDA registered. The Luv Ur Body menstrual cup is made of high quality medical grade silicone approved by the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States, and the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria. Our menstrual cups have also approved and Performance Tested by the Standards Organization Of Nigeria (SON). This material is bio-compatible and has already been trusted and used by the medical profession for decades. Not to mention, because the menstrual cup captures fluid rather than absorbs it, there is no connection to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) associated with tampons and there has never been a case of TSS linked to menstrual cups usage since 1932. The medical-grade silicone has natural antibacterial properties that go one step further in safety and health. Pads and tampons may contain bleaches used to whiten the material, various irritating chemicals in their absorbing gels, and may have substances that could trigger allergies, fabrics that could cause dryness, leave fibers inside your body etc.
Since the menstrual cup does not absorb menstrual fluid, vaginal fluids or urine, women do not have any of the unpleasant odors at the end of the day associated with tampons due to the tampon rope absorbing urine and vaginal fluids. Menstrual cups are thus ideal for swimming. They are also best for women with very heavy flow as they give them the much needed peace of mind and break from changing their pad or tampon. So for such women, there is no more need to double pads or double a pad or tampon. It’s not even necessary to wear underwear during your periods when using a Luv Ur Body Menstrual Cup even while sleeping at night! It’s also useful for spotting associated with contraceptive Intrauterine Devices (IUD’s).
Some women may be concerned about the sanitation of the removal, insertion and re-use of the Luv Ur Body menstrual cup. Taking care of your menstrual cup is same as caring for your underwear which is re-usable also, one cannot catch any infections from such things if adequate personal hygiene is maintained. First, you must compare the cup to a pad. A pad is messy, has to be changed often, and can be very uncomfortable. Each time a woman has to urinate or defecate, she has the unpleasant ordeal of looking at a blood soaked pad. The Luv Ur Body menstrual cup has what is known as a “peachy texture” and thus will not have any blood on it when removed from the vagina. Because the menstrual fluid is collected directly from the cervix, the inside of the vaginal canal remains clean as opposed to when blood flows down the canal unto a pad or tampon. The menstrual cup also allows women an option that doesn’t involve sitting in their own menstrual blood or having to see the menstrual fluid for upto 12 hours because it instead collects the fluid within and is emptied once or twice daily. When the period has ended, it may be boiled for no more than 20mins or soaked in Milton Solution for extra sterilization before storing it away in the cute free pouch enclosed for the next month’s menstrual period.
The Luv Ur Body menstrual cup doesn’t interfere with the PH balance of the vagina or leave cotton wool or rayon strands inside the vaginal cavity. Instead, the fluids are able to flow straight from the cervix into the menstrual cup. This is similar to placing a bucket directly under a tap.
A staggering One Billion pads or more get thrown away at landfill worldwide yearly and the average woman will use about 20,000 pads during her menstruating lifetime. Multiply that by the over two billion plus women on earth today who menstruate and you have a fair idea of the adverse environmental impact feminine hygiene products as just one aspect of a woman’s life causes. Consider the amount of time that it takes for these materials to decompose if at all they ever do. Our Cups and packaging are bio-degradable and re-cycleable and thus decrease your environmental impact and carbon footprint.