How to insert a menstrual cup
01. First things first
Wash your hands please
it’s important to wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before inserting your menstrual cup. This will help to remove any harmful bacteria and viruses from your hands that could potentially cause infection.
It’s also a good idea to make sure that your menstrual cup is clean and sterilized before use. This can be done by boiling it in water for a few minutes or using a specially formulated menstrual cup cleaning solution.
After ensuring that you have sterilized the cup by following the recommended procedure and washing your hands meticulously to maintain hygiene, you can proceed to the next step, which is folding your cup.
It is essential to fold the cup correctly to ensure proper insertion and a comfortable fit. To assist you in this process, we have provided below a comprehensive illustration of various folding techniques that you can choose from based on your preference and comfort.
02. Fold the cup
03. Relax (the most important step)
Relax, you got this. Stressing won’t do anything good. It will be much easier to insert the menstrual cup if your pelvic floor muscles are relaxed. You can either lie down, or squat, or just stand up. You’ll eventually find a position that works best for you.
One effective way to relax is through deep breathing exercises. This involves taking slow, deep breaths through your nose, filling your lungs completely, and then slowly exhaling through your mouth. This can help to slow your heart rate, calm your mind, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
04. Insert and Release
If you are in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup. It should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds.
where should the imasafe® cup sit?
there you go!
Was it hard? For beginners, it might be but, once you get the hang of it then you’ll be able to insert it easily without stressing out.
Now that you have inserted your cup you may want a guide on how to remove it too. Check it out here.