LUNACUP menstrual cup user quide
Please read the cup' s user quide thoroughly and refer to it in the future if necessary.
A little practice may be needed to learn how to insert or remove the cup.
More you use the cup, more skilled and aware of your own body you are.
This guide is based on interviews with hundreds of women.
It will show you what to do step by step.
I. Preparing the cup before the first use
1. Wash the cup thoroughly with warm water and feminine soap.
2. Sterilize the cup
• in a microwave – in included sanitation pouch. Observe the instructions on the back of the pouch.
• in a saucepan – put the cup in the boiling water. Make sure the whole cup is immersed in the water and boil it for 5 minutes.
Practicing the handling of the cup
II. Inserting the cup
2. Rinse the cup with water The cup is slippery and easier to insert when wet.
3. Get into position The most common position is when sitting on the toilet. You can also squat. Be aware that vaginal muscles are slightly contracted when squatting.
4. Fold the cup. Try out both ways of folding and choose the one that is more suitable when inserting and fully unfolding the cup.
5. Insert the cup
• hold the folded cup firmly between your thumb and index finger and hold it folded.
• insert the cup in the direction of the vagina.
• the whole cup must be inserted inside, including the stem.
III. The correct position of the cup
• The whole stem is inside the vagina at a minimum of 0.5 cm from the vaginal orifice.
• If the cup can’t be inserted further and the stem is not fully inside it needs to be shortened. Adjusting the cup to the right position
• If any part of the cup (usually the stem) isn’t fully inside push the cup further inside.
• Use your pelvic floor muscles to move the cup further into vagina Feel free to use your finger.
• Take the cup out and insert it deeper
Adjusting the cup to the right position
• Use your pelvic floor muscles to move the cup further into vagina. Feel free to use your finger.
• Take the cup out and insert it deeper
IV. Checking the cup’s position
Ways to check the cup
B. Gently pull the stem down. The correctly inserted cup resists your effort and it usually can’t be moved easily.
C. A close check: use your index finger to reach the unfolded part of the cup and the rim and check whether the cup is fully unfolded. If it isn’t, gently push the vaginal wall away from the cup and wait until it unfolds completely.
How to deal with an incorrectly unfolded cup
2. Strongly squeeze the lower part of the cup above the stem.
3. Check the position of the cervix and its positioning in the cup.
4. Gently push away the vaginal wall away in the place of the dent until the cup unfolds completely.
V. When to empty the cup
• the cup can hold up to 15 ml (smaller size) or 20 ml (larger size) of the menstrual blood before it needs to be emptied.
• we recommend emptying the cup not later than after 12 hours even during the low flow days.
• use the pad and let the cup overflow. This will give you an idea on how long it takes for the cup to be full.
• Always empty the cup before sports or any kind of more demanding activity.
VI. Removing the cup
2. Get into position The most common position is when sitting on the toilet. You can also squat. Squeeze your vaginal muscles (similarly to childbirth) and the cup is pushed out on its own.
3. Break the suction The cup holds firm onto the vaginal walls and it may be uncomfortable to pull it down with force. Therefore break the suction holding firmly against vaginal walls first.
A. press the lower part of the cup.
B. Place your finger on the side of the cup roughly in the middle and press the cup inwards. If the cup still holds firmly, move your finger up to the rim and press the cup there.
If the cup resists your effort, try to wiggle it instead of pulling it straight down.
5. Empty the content into the toilet.
6. Rinse the cup with water.
7. Reinsert the cup.
VII. When the period is over
With the clear color option of the cup the material color turns slightly yellow. This is a natural property of the material without any influence on functionality and your health.
VIII. Storing the cup
IX. Health information
• If you observe symptoms such as pain, Itching, irritation, genital inflammation, or experience problems in passing urine, remove the cup, and seek medical attention.
• you don’t have to remove the cup when passing urine.
• remove the cup before the intercourse including penetration into the vagina.
Tips on how to insert and remove the cup more easily using your pelvic floor muscles.