Using the cup is really easy. Don’t worry about a thing. The insertion of the cup doesn’t take more than 30 seconds. To make things as easy for you as possible, we have a written instructions guide for you.
It is essential to study this manual and watch all the videos. That is the only way to fully benefit from the very beginning.
These are the brief instruction which shouldn’t be used as a replacement of step-by-step guide!
BEFORE THE FIRST USE
Before you using the cup for the first time, sterilize it in boiling water or steam. You can sterilize the cup by boiling it in water for 5 minutes. Use the pouch included in the delivery. Be sure that your hands are properly washed when manipulating with a cup.
INSERTION OF A MENSTRUAL CUP
Rinse the cup with water so the cup is wet when you insert it. Sit on the toilet or just squat down. Fold the cup in one of the recommended ways. The folded cup is small and more compact. Place the cup with the folded end at the edge of your vagina. Push it a little deeper and then release the grip on the folded part. The cup will unfold itself and press itself against the vaginal wall.
If the stem of the cup is coming out, try to push the cup a little deeper so the stem is inside as well. Then pull the cup and rotate it a little bit. You will ensure the cup’s full unfolding. If you want to be extra sure, try to pull a stem a little bit. If you feel the cup’s resistance it is a sign that it is pressed against the vaginal wall properly.
REMOVING THE CUP
If you are about to empty the cup, make sure your hands are washed. Sit on the toilet or just squat down. Lightly press the cup using two fingers (thumb and index finger) Pressing the cup will balance the pressures and the suction that held the cup in place will disappear. The only thing left is to pull out the cup with one gentle and slow pull. The cup’s stem can help you do that. Thanks to the suction the blood remains in the cup. Then hold the cup firmly with the rim facing up and remove it from your body. Dispose of the content of the cup, rinse it with water and you can insert it back in.
AFTER THE PERIOD
When your period is over, rinse your cup first and then boil it for several minutes in the water. Then store the cup in an included pouch so it is ready for your next period.
One of many advantages of the menstrual cup is that, unlike the tampons or napkins, you don’t have to change it. You just need to empty it and rinse it with water.
During the days in which your flow is weaker it is okay to empty the cup after 8 to 12 hours. During the days in which your flow is heavier it is okay to empty the cup after 3 to 6 hours. According to the women who have tried the cup before you, the cup lasts 2 or 3 times longer than a tampon.
No matter the flow, remove the cup, empty it and rinse it at least every 12 hours!