How to Use a Menstrual Cup – in 8 Easy Steps
Making the move from your trusty tampons or towels to a menstrual cup can be scary. But, rest assured, it’s way easier than you think.
Menstrual cups are a growing preferred form of menstruation management. And with a one-off purchase that saves both your bank account and the environment – why wouldn’t you want to make the leap?
Follow these 8 easy steps when you use your menstrual cup:
- Make sure your hands and your cup are both thoroughly washed before use.
- Hold the base of your cup and flatten the opening.
- Fold the cup in half vertically, so that the opening forms a ‘C’ shape.
- Find a comfortable position to insert the cup in – this could be a squat or standing with one leg raised.
- Relax your vaginal muscles and slowly insert your menstrual cup – remember, it doesn’t sit as high as a tampon!
- Check the cup has fully opened by giving the stem a gentle pull – if you feel some resistance then you’re good to go. You can also try running a finger around the base of your cup to ensure that there are no dents or folds.
- To remove your cup, use your core muscles to push downwards until you can feel the base of your menstrual cup. Pinch the base so that suction is released, and then you can ease it out.
- Empty the contents of your cup and re-insert.
Kegel8 Top Tip:
If you’re unfamiliar with using a menstrual cup, it’s best to try it out before you have your period. This way you can become familiar with your technique and comfortable with using a cup.
How do I keep my menstrual cup clean?
Keeping your menstrual cup fresh and clean is unbelievably easy. You can reinsert your menstrual cup after giving it a quick rinse with water, or for a proper cleanse, use Kegel8 Cleaning Spray.
Simply wash your Kegel8 Menstrual Cup before and after each use with either Kegel8 Menstrual Cup Cleaning Spray or mild soap and hot water.
Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap or cleaner residue as this can cause irritation after insertion. For a more thorough clean, boil your cup as frequently as you like.
There are so many menstrual cups – which one do I choose?!
You can remove the guesswork when you choose the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup. This handy little cup boasts a number of features:
- Trimmable stem – because we know that every vagina is different, so our menstrual cup reflects this
- Air release holes – no longer do you need to have the paranoia of the cup getting stuck, the Kegel8 Menstrual Cup’s air holes feature helps to prevent this
- Measurement lines – with these handy indicators you can really get to know your flow (a vital component for those who may suffer with Endometriosis)