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Studies reveal: actual length of the menstrual cycle

What is a normal length of a menstrual cycle and how much can it fluctuate without giving cause for concern?

For some lucky women and other people with a vulva the length of their menstrual (or hormonal) cycle is exactly the same from month to month, year to year. For others, it can vary a lot. Many people find that the length of their cycle changes with age.

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5 reasons to choose period panties

Period underwear are now available in many clothing stores and many manufacturers of traditional menstrual products are also expanding their range to period panties.

We asked Sisko’s test group how many of them wear period panties and only a few had tried them. So it seems that this relatively new menstrual product has not yet found its place alongside pads, tampons and menstrual cups in the lives of Finnish people with vulvas.

For all those who have not yet adopted period panties, we have compiled a list of reasons why they could become your menstrual product of choice.

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How to use a menstrual cup?

We asked the Sisko test group what menstrual products they prefer using. We were surprised to find out that the winner was the menstrual cup, leaving behind traditional pads and tampons. The newcomer, period panties, did not yet achieve a high level of popularity.

This survey shows that the use of menstrual cups is widespread among Finns with vulvas. The survey revealed the following benefits of using a menstrual cup:

  • the most comfortable menstrual product
  • easy to carry around
  • very suitable for heavy periods
  • feels the most hygienic and least smelly of all menstrual products
  • long-lasting and therefore the most affordable
  • works also with minimal flow
  • long replacement interval, can be worn up to 12 hours
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