Insertion / Removal

How to Insert your Menstrual Cup


1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
2. Fold the menstrual cup using either the U-fold or Push-down Fold, holding it in one hand with the rim facing up.


4. Insert the cup, rim up, into your vagina angling horizontally and slightly up towards your spine.
5. Once the cup is in your vagina, grab the base of the cup and rotate until it opens to create a liquid tight seal.
You shouldn’t feel your lady cup if it is inserted correctly and can wear it for up to 12 hours without changing, though you may need to change your cup more frequently if you have a heavier flow.


 How to Remove your Menstrual Cup


1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
2. Place your index finger and thumb into your vagina. Pull the stem of the cup gently until you can reach the base.
3. Pinch the base to release the seal and pull down to remove the cup.
Once it’s out, empty the cup into the sink or toilet and wash or wipe clean before reinsertion or storage.


How to Clean and Store your Menstrual Cup

Before use: Boil your cup for 5-10mins to sterilise and allow to cool. 
After use: wash your hands and cup thoroughly, remembering to pay close attention to the holes along the rim. Store in the packaged bag (or clear container if purchased) until next cycle.
Do not use any harsh abrasive cleansers on your cup as this can breakdown the delicate silicone surface. 


Hints & Tips

Due to the nature of single use sanitary items, which absorb your menstrual flow, it might be alarming to see the full extent of your bleeding the first time. 

This is all part of the transition from passive to active participation in your period. You might notice more clots, volume variations and colours changes, all of which will give you a better indication of your health.

We recommend changing your cup in the shower as this prevents spillage and perhaps wearing a panty liner for the first couple of days of your first period while you master your insertion and removal technique.