First up – buy a Hello Cup. We could probably end this blog right there because that’s simply the best period travel tip ever. But let’s elaborate on why.
Back in my BC (before cup) days, I backpacked around the globe and experienced what can only be described as terrifying bathroom encounters. Add dealing with a period to those terrifying bathrooms and well, I probably should have headed straight to see a shrink after returning home as, years later, flashbacks still happen. I remain especially haunted by a Full Moon Party experience in Thailand that involved me trying to remove a tampon as I straddled a festering hole in the ground and simultaneously holding my breath to avoid an insult of the senses of the very worst kind while also praying for a toilet paper Goddess to suddenly appear (they didn’t). IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN ABOUT MENSTRUAL CUPS. If you have a period and are planning to travel, please learn from my mistake – make sure a menstrual cup is the first thing you pack.
So why do Hello Cups make the perfect travel buddy?
Keep a water bottle handy to rinse your cup with if the water where you are isn’t drinking standard. Our Hello GO is a handy travel-sized hand and cup sanitising spray and is also great when travelling. It forms a barrier which will keep your hands and cup germ free for up to 24 hours – even with subsequent washing.
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Vaginal cup, period cup, menstrual cup... Whatever you call it, The Hello Cup is a great choice.
It’s worth remembering that we don’t recommend buying your cup based on your flow alone. Instead, sizing is based on fitness and age.
Our XS is our smallest, softest cup. It’s the perfect choice for teenagers, petite users or those who prefer a ‘mini’ tampon.
Our S/M is our ‘one size fits most’ menstrual cup. We recommend it for users under 35 – regardless of whether they have had children or not.
Our L (L for ‘Lovely’) is best for those over 35 who feel it’s a bit more roomy up there.
It’s worth noting that we find physically fit people are often best suited to the S/M regardless of age. If you’re uncertain, Hello Double Boxes are a great option to help you find which size works best for you. Many people find they can wear two sizes.
Check out our full size guide and quiz here.
Diameter – Regular Hello Cups
The diameter of the XS is 38mm and the overall length including the toggle is 57mm. It holds 17.5ml (to the holes).
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 59mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 64mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Diameter – Low Cervix Hello Cups
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 43mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 49mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Drop us a line if you have any questions about sizing – email@example.com.