We asked an OB-GYN what she thinks of menstrual cups.
Dr. Megan Kessler is an OB-GYN in Cincinnati, OH with over 20 years of experience. She’s received numerous national and local awards, including the prestigious, peer-nominated Best Doctors in America.
That’s why she’s the perfect person to answer a few burning questions we had about cups.
When we initially asked her for her opinions on cups, she said:
“For years, I’ve heard from my patients about how they want to try menstrual cups, but the options available just didn’t meet their needs – they didn’t feel secure, put pressure on their bladders or just were simply uncomfortable to wear.”
We didn’t like those answers and neither did she. So, together, we decided to make a better cup.
She helped us understand that small details can make a huge difference in how a cup design can fit in the body.
For example, did you know that a cup that is more rounded at the bottom can put more pressure on a bladder?
And a cup that is softer can slip down during a hard workout?
No one wants that.
So at Tampax (with the help of Dr Kessler), we looked at academic studies, conducted multiple consumer-use tests, ran a clinical trial, and even did our own MRI imaging to design something better.
As we like to say at Tampax: we didn’t invent the cup. But we want to perfect it.
And now you can try it out for yourself – click here to learn more