How to insert a menstrual cup?
In order to get started with the use of menstrual cups, the first and foremost thing that you have to do is to choose your size. The better you are aware of your size, the better it is to fit.
Follow the steps given below to insert a menstrual cup:
- Wash your hands with clean water and a mild handwash.
- Find a comfortable position to sit in a squatted position. If you have used a tampon then this is not dissimilar to that. You can insert a menstrual cup very easily.
- In case you are new to the usage do as directed.
- Grease the rim of the cup with water.
- From the centerfold the cup by placing your index finger in the middle and press it with your thumb and middle finger.
- Insert the cup in the vagina facing the rim upwards. Let it rest few inches below the cervix.
- Once it is done, rotate the cup to fix it at the place. And let it open up.
- Now, wash your hands with fresh water and a mild handwash.
Note: Do not use the disposable menstrual cups again once your period ends. This can cause vaginal infections. Make sure to read the instructions on the back of the box after purchase.
How to insert a menstrual cup with a low cervix?
We all have differently positioned cervix. Before starting to use a menstrual cup, try to locate your cervix with your finger. It is a firmer area of tissue where you can place your cup.
Once you have understood where your cervix is, it becomes easy to insert the menstrual cup.
Repeat the steps as directed :
- Wear your pantyliners to avoid leaks.
- Now, with your index finger, middle finger, and thumb fold your cup from the center.
- Insert it in the vagina slowly.
- Now rotate and let it open.
- The rim creates an air vacuum and makes it placement properly to avoid leaks.
- Wash your hands after and before the insertion with mild soap.
How to remove a menstrual cup?
Removing a menstrual cup is easier than insertion. You must follow the steps given below to remove the menstrual cup:
- Wash your hands with mild-oil-free soap even before the removal of the cup.
- Sit in a comfortable position. Be it in the toilet or bathroom during the shower (in order to avoid spillage). Now simply, insert your fingers in the vagina to locate the stem of your cup.
- Once you feel something embossed, simply wiggle it out keeping the cup upwards.
- Push it down and take it out. In case you are unable to take it out, use your pelvic floor muscle to push the menstrual cup down.
- Now, spill the blood out of the cup and wash it with cold water.
- Use mild soap to clean the cup and dry it with tissue paper.
- Make sure to keep the rim clean and the two holes at the top(because it is going to create suction).
- Once done, insert it again.
- Keep emptying your menstrual cup every 8 hours.
Once your periods are completed, sterilize the cup with hot water until the next cycle.