We recommend that, if you are using a menstrual cup for the first time, you read the instructions that come with the product.
- The first thing you should do before using your menstrual cup – whether it is your first time or not – is to sterilize it. Many experts insist on this step because it is essential for personal hygiene. The easiest way to sterilize your cup is to use your sterilizing cup, insert your cup into it, fill it with water – a tip is not to cover the cup completely so that steam can escape – and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes.
- It is essential that you wash your hands with soap and water before putting the glass in. If it has been a long time since you last sterilized your glass, it is better to wash it with intimate soap and water -we recommend doing so with a pH neutral cup-.
- Once your cup is clean, it is time to put it on. Don’t be afraid, it’s not as complicated as you think. Even if you see your menstrual cup is too big, it will fit perfectly if you follow these tricks to fold it -image- for better results, we recommend you to check your menstrual cup size.
- It is recommended that you practice putting it on when you are at home for the first few times, since you will feel more comfortable. Try to be as relaxed as possible, otherwise your pelvic muscles will be very tense. Don’t be in a hurry or get frustrated if it’s the first time you try to put it on.
You can leave the cup inside for about 12 hours, a longer time than recommended for tampons and pads.
When you go to remove the cup, wash your hands with soap and water. It is important to be relaxed to avoid discomfort. To remove it, insert your finger and press slightly inward on one side of the menstrual cup to stop the vacuum. Carefully and gently, grab the stem and pull it out to remove the cup. Keep in mind that it is full of blood, so be careful when removing it or you will end up staining yourself.
When the cup is out, empty its contents into the toilet.
You should rinse the cup with water and if possible with intimate soap
Dry the menstrual cup well and put it back in the same way. Wash your hands and that’s it!