How to Use Your Menstrual Cup
We’ve complied our top tips in a linear step by step guide to get you used to using your menstrual cup.
Step 1: Hygiene
Before inserting your menstrual cup, it’s important that you maintain a hygienic environmental before insertion to avoid any bacteria entering your vagina.
To do so, ensure your hands are cleaning before touching your cup.
Step 2: Release Tension
Your first time using the cup will make you feel a little tense. It’s important to relax before interstation to ensure your vaginal muscles don’t tense up making it harder to insert the cup. It's normal to feel nervous when using a menstrual cup for the first time.
Step 3: How to insert your cup
Our menstrual cups are made from silicone. This makes them easy to squeeze and be folded for insertion. There are so many ways you can insert your menstrual cup, this is one of our preferred methods.
One of the most popular methods is the "C fold", which involves folding one side of the cup over the other to form a "C" shape. We’ve attached a picture below:
Step 4: Work Out the Best Position for you
Some people find standing with their leg’s wide apart works for them. Whereas others find sitting down or lying down to be the easiest way for them to insert their cup.
Step 5: Check Up on your Cup
If you can feel the cup, it means you may not have inserted the cup correctly. You may need to remove and maybe try a different position for insertion. This will take a lot of trial and error, but you will get there in the end!
Go about your day as usual
Once your cup has been inserted, there's no need to waddle around with your legs close together for fear that it may fall out.
If you've carried out the insertion test, you believe the cup is in place and you can't feel it, then relax and go about your day as usual.
"Menstrual cups can hold up to five times more blood than towels and tampons and can be worn for up to 12 hours," explains Taylor.
To remove the cup, pull gently on the stem until you can reach the bottom of the cup, then pinch the bottom of the cup to release the suction seal
When you period is over, they recommend giving the cup a deeper cleanse by placing it in a pot of boiling water for just a few minutes.
As you can use a menstrual cup for up to 12 hours, it's unlikely you'd need to empty it in a public bathroom.