Just follow these steps to use a cup:
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Apply water or a water-based lube to the rim of the cup.
- Tightly fold the menstrual cup in half, holding it in one hand with the rim facing up.
- Insert the cup, rim up, into your vagina like you would a tampon without an applicator.
How does a period Cup work?
The small, flexible cup is made of silicone or latex rubber. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it. Just before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon without an applicator.
How do you use a menstrual cup for beginners?
How To Use a Menstrual Cup
- Wash hands. Check that the air holes at the top of your cup are open.
- Fold + Hold. Get comfy: you can insert the cup while sitting, standing or squatting.
- Insert. Keep it rolled up and guide it rim first into the vagina.
- Wear + learn.
- Remove + empty.
- Clean + sanitize.
Can you sleep with a menstrual cup?
Yes, you can! Sleeping while wearing a menstrual cup is a great alternative to wearing bulky maxi-pads or wearing a tampon for more than 8 hours. Menstrual cups can be worn for up to 12 hours, so pop a cup in just before bed and rest easy (1,2).
Do menstrual cups hurt?
If worn properly, a menstrual cup shouldn’t feel uncomfortable at all. In fact, most women are able to forget they have it in, thanks to the flexible silicone that warms up to match your body heat.