The Hivette is a menstrual cup. Menstrual cup is a reusable device for menstrual fluid collection. The Hivette is the first Malaysian menstrual cup and was introduced at the beginning of 2019. It is an environmentally-friendly alternative to pads and tampons as it collect the menstrual fluid instead of absorbing it like tampons and pads did. This will eventually reduce the risk of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome. (Which is great, right?)
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is very common in woman with absorbent pads/tampons due to overgrowth of bacteria. Want to know more about TSS? We got you! More about TSS in WebMD
With proper care, the cups are reusable for up to 10 years, however, we recommend that you replace it if the material starts getting sticky, cracking or any visible tears spotted. We recommend emptying your cup every 4 to 6 hours. Our menstrual cup is available in two colors (black and yellow) and sizes (25ml and 35ml).
The Hivette is made of medical-grade silicone. For your information, medical-grade silicon is a unique material which is skin-contact safe and commonly used in industrial applications.
How do I choose the right size?
The Hivette is available in two (2) sizes.
The smaller cups (25ml) are generally suggested for women that are:
- Younger than 30 years old/teens
- Haven’t give a birth, vaginally
- Never had sexual intercourse
The bigger cup size (35 ml) is frequently suggested for ladies who are:
- Older than 30 years of age
- Giving a birth, vaginally
- Have a heavier period
How do I use menstrual cup?
- Wash & sanitize
- Fold the cup
- Try to find the best position
- Rotate if you find its unfold
Wondering on how to use your cup or how to fold it? Worry not!
On the other hand, there are few misconceptions circling around about wearing a menstrual cup. This includes:
- I lose my virginity if I’m wearing a menstrual cup
- I have to remove the cup every time I want to pee/poo
- It is non-hygienic to but silicone inside my vagina
- Menstrual cup will get lost inside me
Come one, go and get your facts right by reading our Hivette page.
Benefits of wearing menstrual cup:
- Much more safer than tampons and disposable pads
- No more leakage
Undoubtedly, it is a positive choice for women with any kind of lifestyle. It can be used while swimming, shopping, working, and even sleeping. Having said that, the Hivette gives woman freedom, comfort and confidence. It’s life-changing.
Looking for another alternatives to menstrual cups and tampons? Check out our reusable menstrual pads / ‘mama cloths’