Frequently asked questions

Enna pelvic ball

The enna pelvic ball is a medical device designed in Spain to strengthen women’s pelvic floor. Its use is recommended for:

• Women following childbirth.
• Menopausal women.
• Women with urinary incontinence issues.
• Women who practice high-impact sports.

You can wash it with pH-neutral soap and water. Do not sterilise the enna pelvic ball as you may damage the internal sphere. Do not put it in the microwave under any circumstances.

The maximum wearing time for the enna pelvic ball is 1 hour. However, it is important to increase the time gradually. We recommend starting with 5-10 minutes and increasing to 20-30 minutes per day. Never exceed one hour of use.

Although it is not essential, it is advisable to visit a physiotherapist specialised in the pelvic floor to assess the state of your pelvic muscles and rule out any pathologies or conditions.

Yes. There is no problem with using the enna pelvic ball and vaginal ring at the same time.
The only issue that can sometimes occur is that when removing the enna pelvic ball, the ring may be displaced. If it happens to you, reinsert the ring immediately.

No. The pelvic ball is a unique oval sphere that makes it easy to insert into the vagina and works through vibration. Chinese balls, on the other hand, are designed so that their spheres work on the basis of volume and weight rather than vibrations. As the volume of the balls decreases, the weight increases. Physiotherapists specialising in the pelvic floor indicate that the most important factor in a pelvic floor exerciser is not the size or weight but the vibrations emitted.

Yes, no problem. You can combine the use of our vaginal sphere with Kegel exercises or do these exercises with it in place. You can find exercises on our blog.

The enna pelvic ball is effective after 6-8 weeks of use.

Discomfort can be normal at first, as you are not used to exercising that area. Discomfort may also be due to using the vaginal sphere for too long or doing activities that require exertion (you can walk or move around the house using it but not lift or exercise with it).

Our enna pelvic ball weighs 38 grams and is 12 cm long. The “sphere” is 4 cm wide and 4.5 cm long. Our website provides more information about the enna pelvic ball that you may find useful. We also recommend that you visit the pelvic ball section of the blog.

To regain your pelvic floor following a vaginal birth, you must wait 6 weeks after giving birth to start using the enna pelvic ball.

If the enna Pelvic Ball falls out when you stand up, it means that your pelvic floor is very weak and is not strong enough to support it. If this is the case, while lying down with a pelvic ball in place, do Kegel exercises for a few weeks until it no longer falls out when you stand up.

Menstrual Cup

It may feel like you’ve lost a lot of blood, but girls usually lose less than the equivalent of half a glass of water (between 60ml and 80ml) during each menstruation.

The menstrual flow (the amount of blood that comes out of the vagina) can also vary greatly from one woman to another.

Yes, you can use it but we advise you to discuss it beforehand with a specialist so that you can indicate which size is the most appropriate in your case.

No, the menstrual cup is not a method of contraception, nor does it protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.

The menstrual cup is not contraindicated in the case of urinary tract infections. You can use it without any problem since the urinary and vaginal routes are separate.

No, following childbirth, the vagina is still sore and sensitive due to the procedure, and the use of menstrual cups can worsen the situation by increasing the risk of infection due to the constant manipulation of an already susceptible area.
After the postpartum period (usually 6-8 weeks), if your pelvic floor has more or less recovered and menstruation has returned, you are ready to use the menstrual cup. If in doubt, it is best to consult your gynaecologist.

No, you don’t need to remove the menstrual cup every

time you go to the toilet to urinate or have a bowel

movement, although some women prefer to do so.

Yes, you can do any kind of sport, go swimming and bathe without having to worry about anything

If it’s been placed right, it will be difficult to move.

However, you may sometimes notice that, once it’s in place, there may be a slight movement indicating that the cup has adapted to the vaginal walls.

The menstrual cup enables you to keep going longer without having to empty it, so it’s easy to adapt to your timetable. If however, you should need to empty and clean it, you can remove it, empty its contents into the toilet, clean it with water or an intimate hygiene wipe and insert it again.

It may be a bit difficult to use the first few times. At first, you have to practise a bit and learn how to use it. We advise you to try inserting the cup and keeping it inside you for a few hours when you’re not menstruating and, when you have your first menstruation, use it at home or for short journeys until you feel more confident when using it.

IUD: Yes, as long as you are careful to prevent any suction and not to pull on the IUD strings when pulling out the cup. To make sure, we recommend that you tell your gynaecologist that you are using a menstrual cup, in case he thinks it might be better to shorten the strings of your IUD.

Vaginal ring: Yes, as long as the ring is above the cup and none of following occur:

  • The ring getting inside the menstrual cup, as this can reduce its contraceptive efficacy, given that the hormones are absorbed through the vaginal mucosa.
  • The ring getting stuck between the side of the cup and the vaginal wall, as this would stop the cup from unfolding correctly and could cause leaks.

If you have had one, there is the same risk of infection as with a tampon. In principle, you should wait at least a couple of cycles before using the cup. But we advise you to consult your doctor before using a menstrual cup.
Vaginal lichen planus and the menstrual cup
There is no problem with using the menstrual cup because lichen only affects the labia.

The menstrual cup should always be removed before penetrative sex.
If your sexual relations do not include penetration, you do not need to remove the menstrual cup.

Obviously, it is a very personal decision, and it takes time to trust something you may never have heard of before. In addition, menstruation has long been a taboo subject, shrouded in legends and stories that, to a large extent, discriminated against or diminished the role of women in our society. Just think of it as blood and another fluid that leaves our body. It may even help you get to know your body better. For example, you may be surprised to find that there appears to be less bleeding than when you use a tampon because it expands as it soaks up the blood.

Yes, it is completely safe. Once the menstrual cup has been inserted, it stays in place and the vaginal walls adapt. There’s no risk of any leakage even if you’re in a horizontal position.

You can use the menstrual cup throughout the cycle but you must empty it and clean it at least every 12 hours. If you realise you have forgotten to take it out, you should remove it immediately and wash it thoroughly with water and intimate soap or an intimate hygiene wipe.

enna cycle

The menstrual cup enna cycle is Vegan, it is not tested on animals.

  • The enna cycle Short has a 12ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 4ml/8ml/12ml).
  • The enna cycle  Standard size S has a 15ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 5ml/10ml/15ml).
  • enna cycle Standard size M has a 20ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 5ml/10ml/15ml/20ml).
  • enna cycle Standard size L has a 30ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 10ml/20ml/30ml).

Just wash it with intimate soap and water after each use.

No, as indicated in the package leaflet, we recommend not sterilizing the applicator since it could be deformed because it is made of medical grade polypropylene.

No. Currently all our applicators are intended for the S and M packs. Please note that these packs are available with and without applicator.

Size L never has an applicator and will not fit the S and M sizes.

Yes, you can use it without folding it according to the foldings indicated, both on our website and in the leaflet of the cup, and introducing it with your fingers.

Indeed, you can sterilize it by introducing it in a saucepan with water and bringing it to a boil or pouring boiling water into the enna box with the menstrual cup inside.
With 3 minutes it is enough to eliminate the possible bacteria.

If you have had one, there is the same risk of infection as with a tampon. In principle, you should wait at least a couple of cycles before using the cup. But we advise you to consult your doctor before using a menstrual cup.
Vaginal lichen planus and the menstrual cup
There is no problem with using the menstrual cup because lichen only affects the labia.

To extract the cup you must reach its base, the thread will serve as a guide to reach it (do not pull it!). Once you reach the base (if you find it difficult to reach it, open your legs well and arch your spine or squat) press it to eliminate the empty effect and pull it.
When you want to remove the cup your muscles should be relaxed, but what they are doing is taking the cup harder. If you see that you can not take out the cup, it is best to leave it, wait a while and try it again.

The biggest problem is nerves. Take a deep breath, assure yourself that there are no problems, wash your hands and squat down, resting your buttocks on your heels. Don’t keep your back straight, arch it backwards.

This enables the vaginal walls to open and shorten the vaginal channel, making it much easier to reach the base of the cup. Insert your fingers into the vaginal channel until they reach the thread of the cup and gently pull on it until you find the base.

Now you just have to hold the base tightly with two fingers and pull slowly.

Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of practice. It’s not likely to happen again, but if it does, you now know the trick!

Yes, you can cut the thread to whatever length is most comfortable, but do not remove the two little balls from the base.

Yes, if you pull the thread it is possible that it ends up breaking. The thread is not used to extract the cup, but as a guide to reach its base and pull it to remove it.

Yes, you can use the menstrual cup if you’ve never had sex. However, it’s important for you to know that it doesn’t guarantee that your hymen won’t be broken.

So if that’s important for you, you shouldn’t use the cup.

We recommend using a small size, but to find out what your options are, you can use the size calculator on our website.

Menstrual cup sizes

There are several factors that influence the choice of the appropriate size of the cup, in addition to age and having children:

SPORT

  • If you practice sports such as athletics, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics or any other kind of high exercise that involves a lot of jumping around (running, tennis, paddle tennis, aerobics, etc.) you will need a larger size, as these activities tend to weaken the pelvic floor.
  • If you regularly do low impact exercise such as yoga or pilates, you will need a smaller size.

BUILD AND HEIGHT:

If you are tall and/or have a large build, you will need a bigger size; if you are short and/or petite, you will need a smaller size.

There are three reasons why you may experience leakage:

  • That you are not placing it well, in this case try to introduce it by squatting and try to turn the cup a little if it does not open itself.
  • Your current cup size is too large and the upper ring, which is supposed to prevent leaks by creating a vacuum, is unable to fully unfold.
  • Your current cup size is too small. The diameter of the upper part of the cup is insufficient to reach the vaginal wall and create a vacuum. The cup probably slides around throughout the day.

It may be normal to feel folds at the base of the cup. The main thing is that the upper ring is fully opened. There are two reasons why this may not happen:

  • That the chosen size is too big. Bending indicates that there is not enough room for the menstrual cup to open properly.
  • That you are not placing it well, in this case try to introduce it by squatting and try to turn the cup a little if it does not open itself.
  • The enna cycle Short has a 12ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 4ml/8ml/12ml).
  • The enna cycle  Standard size S has a 15ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 5ml/10ml/15ml).
  • enna cycle Standard size M has a 20ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 5ml/10ml/15ml/20ml).
  • enna cycle Standard size L has a 30ml capacity (the lines are equivalent to 10ml/20ml/30ml).

No, the amount of flow will only determine how often you should change your menstrual cup, but not the size.

No, the size of the tampons depends on the amount of menstrual flow and this is not a factor that influences the size of the Enna cup.

No, given that this size is very large and the function of the applicator is not done correctly. For this reason there are no size L packs with applicator.