Cervical Caps vs Menstrual Cups

While similar in look, shape and length, cervical caps and menstrual cups serve very different purposes. Read on to find out the 3 main differences between the two.

Difference #1

Positioning in the vaginal canal

Cups and caps sit differently in the vaginal canal, because they are designed to do different things: cups are designed to hold fluid. Caps are designed to deliver fluid.

Difference #2

Protecting sperm from the vaginal canal

Cups are inserted directly into the vagina after intercourse, which means that as well as holding semen, they also collect and hold acidic vaginal discharge and lactobacillus from the vaginal microbiome – both of which are a huge no no for sperm.

The Béa cervical cap is placed into the vaginal canal using an applicator, which positions the cap directly on the cervix, meaning no vaginal fluid enters the cervical cap en route up to the cervix.

Difference #3

No more timed intercourse

Menstrual cups and other fertility cups still require intercourse and are inserted after semen has been deposited in the vaginal canal. The Béa Cervical Cap doesn’t require intercourse at all. Semen is poured into the cervical cap through a funnel, meaning no semen samples or vaginal canals are touched in the process.

A lot of our users have said that the Béa Treatment has improved their sex life as it has allowed them to no longer schedule intercourse, and enjoy being spontaneous again.

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