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YouTube - How to Use a Menstrual Cup (EN)

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Forget tampons and pads. Have you heard of menstrual cups? For this video, we heard from Kimiyo, the founder of WCF, who is interested in the menstrual cup and invited midwife Kana to explain how to use one.

The many names for a menstrual cup include: sanitary cup, full moon girl, moon cup, menstruation cup, period cup or menstrual cup.

Menstrual cups can replace tampons and pads and have recently become popular. Since sanitary products touch delicate parts of the body, many people may be interested but haven’t tried them yet.

Let’s learn how to use it and broaden your options for sanitary products.

View ‘How to Use a Menstrual Cup’ below ↓↓↓


Information and usage of menstrual cups

We’ll break down the information shared in our YouTube video below.

What makes menstrual cups different from tampons and pads?

Napkins and tampons absorb and discard your period while menstrual cups collect and process it. Menstrual cups are more expensive per piece than tampons and pads but they can be used semi-permanently. Although the initial cost is high, menstrual cups can be used repeatedly for each period, so in the long-term it becomes cheaper.

Where and how to buy a menstrual cup

Below, we list where and how to buy menstrual cups in Japan, Australia and Thailand where the WCF members live.

Australia: Costs around $50 and is available at supermarkets like Woolworths, Coles and drug stores like Priceline

Japan: Costs around 4,000 yen and is available at drug stores and e-commerce sites like Amazon and Rakuten.

Thailand: Costs around 1,000 baht and is available on e-commerce sites like Shopee and LAZADA.

What to be careful about when buying a menstrual cup


Menstrual cups come in several sizes which vary according to age, childbirth, body shape and more. There are individual differences so this is a guide. Having childbirth experience can be more important than body shape or age.

Click here for the size guide of the ‘Diva Cup’.

Model 0: For minors, height 167cm or less, slender body type.

Model 1: For those aged around their 30s, have never given birth and slender to normal body types.

Model 2: For those over 30, who have given birth and normal to larger body types.

Touching my first menstrual cup!