How To Use A Menstrual Cup
How to Easily Use Your Menstrual Cup
HOW TO INSERT A MENSTRUAL CUP
Wash your hands with mild soap and water. Fold your cup using one of two recommended folds. Relax your vaginal muscles and insert cup slowly into your vaginal canal. Push cup up toward your cervix but remember your cup will sit lower than a tampon. Be sure to ensure the seal has formed. You can gently move the cup into a comfortable position by using the tail.
HOW TO REMOVE A MENSTRUAL CUP
Wash your hands with mild soap and water. Use the tail to locate the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to break the seal. Slowly pull the cup down and remove from your vagina. Do not pull hard and fast! Empty the contents into the toilet. Rinse cup with mild soap & water before re-inserting.
*Having trouble? Relax! You can literally lube up your fingers and pinch to release the suction. Yes, you can do this! It takes a few periods to really get the hang of it. The longer you use it, the more comfortable it will become.
WARNINGS FOR MENSTRUAL CUPS
I know you're excited to use your menstrual cup and want to see if it fits or practice using it right away. DON'T! Because without the lubrication of menstruation, it will get stuck up there. How many posts have I seen where girls have "horror stories" of the evil mensural cup getting stuck. When you're not quite bleeding yet, use a pantyliner until you see enough menstruation blood to easily insert. Same at the tail end of your period. If there is barely any blood, you're fine with just a pantyliner. You could also just use a folded toilet paper for barely any spotting. I personally do not need a pantyliner, but if you still need to get the hang of when you are really done with or have begun your period or not, it's a good trick.
In the event you failed to read this warning until it was already stuck up there, with little to no mensuration, have no fear. Find a trusty bottle of lube, use it to soften enough to be able to pinch the cup enough to break the seal, then gently pull it out. Slowly.
Using your pelvic floor muscles to bring the cup lower in the vagina is not correct.
Bearing down on the cup to push it within reach of your fingers is not good pelvic floor advice.
What you want to is BREAK THE SEAL by pinching the cup, releasing the suction, then SLOWLY pull it out.
Don't use during pregnancy, or after unless/until cleared by your doctor.
Before & Aftercare for Mensural Cups
Although each cup comes individually wrapped and sealed directly from the manufacturer, we recommend you sterilize your cup for 5 minutes BEFORE initial use. During your period, be sure to rinse your cup with mild soap and water before re-inserting. Avoid anti-bacterial soap as this can strip your vagina of healthy bacteria and flora. After your cycle is complete, sterilize your cup by placing in boiling water for 5 minutes.
You will LOVE your cup! Because menstrual cups are regulated as medical devices, we do not offer returns, refunds, or exchanges. However, if there is a defect or you are having any issue, please reach out via the contact page.
Why You'll Love Your Menstrual Cup
Using a Menstrual cup is so easy! Once you're proficient and comfortable, you'll experience more freedom than a tampon or pad could ever give. Go swimming on a whim, dance, or even go to yoga class without the need for panties (let her breathe).
My absolute favorite reason I love menstrual cups is that you avoid that PERIOD SMELL. That pungent irony scent is no more. You get a perfect seal.