Do I Need Back Up Protection With A Menstrual Cup?
Why would I need back up do menstrual cups leak?
Many women including myself are fortunate (so far) and don't need to use anything to back up their menstrual cup or menstrual disc even on their heaviest days, I never experience menstural cup leaks, using a menstrual cup has been life changing for me for this reason. If you are one of these people then you can just continue using just your menstrual cup and wearing your normal underwear.
However there isn't a reason you can't use back up protection if you prefer. Some people use back up methods whilst getting used to their new menstrual cup or on their heaviest menstrual flow days just in case their menstrual cup doesn't hold enough for all day protection.
We offer a variety of eco friendly alternative reusable menstrual products including cloth sanitary pad otions and period pants so there is no need for you to have to use disposable period products as back up.
Light Absorbency Liners Back Up Options
If you are getting used to a new period cup or menstrual cups in general and would like some light back up protection of light absorbency liners then some of our most economical options are you Nora Pantyliners, Sew Sustainable panty liners or the Cheeky Mama range. These liners are ideal for every day use throughout the month too.
Heavier Days Back Up Options
On heavy flow days if you find your reusable menstrual cup isn't enough to keep you leak free all day or you just don't want to worry and want the reassurance of extra protection then there are other higher absorbency options available. Maybe you're at work or travelling and you can't change your menstrual cup as often as you'd like, then period pants are a great option for some back up support.
We've had a number of nurses during the COVID19 outbreak come to us with this issue as they find they are working long shifts without regular toilet breaks. You shouldn't need the heaviest period pants as the pants are just for some extra protection. The Cheeky Mama Period pants or Love Luna are a great economical option.
The Wuka Perform Seamless briefs range while offering lower absorbency than the Cheeky Mama they are ultra thin. If you'd prefer to use pads instead or pants then look at the regular/day absorbency pads such as Nora or Fern Or La Petite Ourse.
Help! I have very heavy periods!
If you suffer with exceptionally heavy periods or flooding then our article "How to cope with flooding periods" will give you our perfect combination of products and the best menstrual cups offering high capacity.
All our menstrual cup ranges are made of medical grade silicone or TPE. When you buy and use a menstrual cup from The Period Lady you are guaranteed it's of the highest quality.