Saalt Cup Review
Safer & Better Period Menstrual Care?
Ladies, you might agree with me on this: menstrual cycle mishaps are horrifying.
There are days that you wake up to a scene from a horror movie on your bed—and that's on a good day!
On a bad day, you get into a very awkward run into people seeing red.
Tampons and pads are truly a love/hate relationship.
What if there was a better solution that is more comfortable, healthier, and leak-proof than that duo? What if you can save up to $150/year on tampons from this alternative?
I'm talking about a menstrual cup! If you don't believe me, read a recent study below showing statistic that you should know: 91% of women who used the cup would continue using it (rather than going back to tampons or pads) AND would recommend it to others.
What Is Saalt Menstrual Cup?
Saalt Cup is a leak-proof, soft silicone that collects your flow instead of absorbing it like tampons or pads.
It doesn't need changing every 3 to 4 hours as it can last up to 12 hours. That's half of your day uninterrupted—giving you the freedom to do what you need to do without any worries. With this in mind, more and more women have been replacing tampons or pads for the Saalt cup.
How does Saalt Cup Work?
The Saalt menstrual cup is better for your health, lifestyle, and environment for many reasons.
Here's how it works:
Saalt doesn't absorb the blood flow as tampons and pads do. Ergo, it poses less threat of attaining Toxic Shock Syndrome, a condition caused by bacteria in fibrous and saturated tampon left inside the vagina.
As mentioned, Saalt can be worn up to 12 hours without emptying it. Aside from the uninterrupted daily routine, you can say goodbye to frantic runs to the bathroom just to change your tampons.
Tampons and pads are not FDA-regulated and can contain pesticides, chemicals, and bleaching agents. It can even lead to nasty yeast infections! Saalt menstrual cup, on the other hand, is naturally hypoallergenic, FDA-compliant, and chemical-free—totally safe for the environment!
How To Use & Insert Saalt Cup?
1. Make sure you clean your hand
It's pretty self-explanatory: sanitize your hands. Make this a habit every time you insert or remove the cup to ensure proper hygiene. Be sure to dry your hands before handling it.
2. Put in the Saalt Menstrual Cup
Fold the cup in half then insert it inside. Push it through and pull it towards your tailbone afterward.There are 3 things to take note of:
- make sure that it's not too high
- ensure that the cup is popped open so that it won't leak
- double-check that the cup must be placed low inside your vaginal canal
To fix the cup, you only have to twist the cup in a single direction or jiggle it around to make it pop.
3. Removal of the Cup
Squeeze the cup at the base using your two fingers to fold the suction seal. Slowly pull it out and remove the content unto the sink or toilet.
This is done every 12 hours—including emptying and washing.
4. Cleaning Your Menstrual Cup
There are two products to clean your cups with: a menstrual cup wash or a mild soap. Ensure that no soap residue stays on.
What Sizes Are Saalt Cups?
There's the small one for lighter days and regular for heavier days. You can use any of the two, but you may choose one that is more comfortable for you.
Factor to consider when picking the right size:
- Petite/teen physique: Saalt Small is suggested.
- Virginity: For those who are not sexually active, Saalt Small is recommended because hymen/muscles are tighter than sexual intercourse.
- Vaginal Birth: If you have given birth the natural way, the Saalt Regular is referred.
- Physical Activity: Saalt Small is still the best seller for active women with a strong pelvic floor.
How Do You Measure The Cervix
Apart from the factors above, you can also measure your cervix to know which size of cup to get.
You can start by inserting one or two fingers into your vaginal canal and find the opening of your cervix. It will feel like soft cartilage and will have a small hole in the center.
When your finger is inserted to the 1st knuckle that is the low height, when its up to 2nd knuckle then its medium and finally when its all the way up to 3rd knuckle then its high.
Saalt Small is fit for low to medium cervix height, while Saalt Regular is good for those with medium to high cervix height. Be reminded that the cervix can change positions during your ovulation cycle, so it's best to once your period starts.
Saalt Cup Pros:
- Has appropriate sizing for all
- Firm to hold
- Smooth texture
- Good packaging and material use
- Trusted brand
- Not uncomfortable to use
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
Saalt Cup Cons:
- Suction holes take effort to clean
- More expensive than tampons and pads.
Saalt Cup is an excellent choice for a healthier lifestyle and environment. This effective menstrual cup is designed to comfortably fit inside your vaginal canal, so you can go about your daily routine without being interrupted.
It's also healthier to use than tampons or pads because it avoids infections such as TSS. With Saalt Cup, you won't worry about horrid menstrual cycle mishaps!
What is the Saalt Cup made of?
It is made out of 100% medical-grade silicone and dyes that are latex, BPA, and chemical-free, and have been tested to ensure biocompatibility.
How long will my Saalt Cup last?
Because it's made out of durable silicone, the product can last up to 10 years with proper care. Ripped or torn cup is a sign that it needs to be replaced.
What are your personal experiences with the menstrual cup?
The Saalt Small can hold up to 25ml of fluid, while the Saalt Regular contains 30ml.
To trim or not to trim?
Saalt is all about consumer breathability. You may trim off some part of the stem depending on how you wear the menstrual cup.
Never trim it while it's inserted and know the desired length before doing to avoid cutting part of the cup itself.
How does it stay in?
The cup will sit on your vaginal canal comfortably through a suction seal formed between the outside of the cup and the walls of your vagina, so it definitely won't overflow or fall out.
How long can I wear my cup before emptying?
A Saalt Cup can be worn for up to 12 hours. Should you have a heavier flow that day, you may remove and empty as needed.
I have a very active lifestyle. Will the cup leak or fall out?
Health is a big factor for Saalt Cup, so promoting an active lifestyle is very much welcomed. That is why it's important to pick the right size, so you can do the same activities without worrying about menstruation. These activities include swimming, dancing, and many more.
What if I like to live life upside down, like in handstands and inverted yoga poses?
The cup's tight suction seal enables users to maintain an active and fast-paced lifestyle.
Can I wear a Saalt Cup if I have a latex allergy?
Yes. The Saalt Cup is made out of 100% medical grade silicone, so it's free from any chemical.