How to insert a menstrual cup

Now before you read this guide I'm assuming you have already sterilized your menstrual cup.
Wait, you haven't? please sterilize it first. Follow how to clean your menstrual cup from here first.

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.

By taking these simple steps to maintain proper hygiene when using a menstrual cup, you can help to keep your vaginal area healthy and prevent the risk of infection. So remember, always wash your hands before inserting your menstrual cup.

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


Types of folds

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

Now insert the folded menstrual cup and once the entire cup is inside you, remove your fingers and let it open.
You might hear a ‘pop’ sound if the menstrual cup is inserted properly.

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.

05. rotate

If you feel any dents or folds on the base of your menstrual cup and you’re not sure the suction seal has been created, then gently grip the base of the cup(not the stem) and rotate it to make it unfold.
Once your menstrual cup is in place, try to pull the stem a bit, if you feel resistance, the suction seal has been created and the cup has been inserted correctly!

where should the imasafe® cup sit?

Well that depends on your cervix and vagina. So you must understand if you have a high or a low cervix. The Imasafe® cup should sit well in you vaginal canal below the cervix.

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.

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