Is the Mahina Cup safe to use?
Absolutely! Mahina Cup is made from soft, 100% medical-grade silicone, is latex-free and does not contain colouring, toxins or bleach. It is hypoallergenic and is suitable for sensitive women. Mahina Cup is FDA registered.
Are there chances of getting candida with Mahina Cup?
No, if you handle your Mahina Cup hygienically there are no chances of getting candida or other infections. The cup catches the blood instead of absorbing it; thus it supports the natural flow and allows the vaginal pH to stay balanced. Tampons not only absorb the menstrual blood but also the protective layer that covers the inside wall of the vagina. When this layer is disturbed, chances of infections increase. With Mahina Cup you can bleed worry-free!
Do I risk getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) with Mahina Cup?
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a very rare, yet life threatening infection that women can get from using tampons. TSS can develop because of the absorbent effect of tampons, in combination with keeping the tampon in for a long time (tampons should only be kept in for four to six hours). The material of the tampon creates an excellent breeding home for bacteria.
Because Mahina Cup catches the blood instead of absorbing it, TSS has no chance whatsoever. TSS has (since the invention of the menstrual cup in 1930) never been found with women who use this product.
What is silicone?
Silicones are a group of chemical materials that are made from silicium – an element that is found in nature in the form of sand and stone. By combining the natural materials with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen silicone is formed. Silicone is a neutral material that does not affect your natural pH level, nor is it able to enter the bloodstream as it is a hard material.
Can I be allergic to silicone?
Mahina Cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone and is for this reason hypoallergenic. People will only have allergic reactions when silicone is combined with latex or rubber. Because silicone is hard, it is not absorbed in the bloodstream and does not affect the natural pH level of the vagina.