How to remove your Imasafe® 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 removing 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. We assume you have already done that by following the previous guide from here.
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.
02. Now relax. you got this
Once again, relaxing is the most important thing to do. This might be your first time so we understand you’ll be a little scared. But no worries, this is why this guide is for you. Some tips for relaxing.
Find a comfortable and private space where you can focus without distractions.
Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and calm your mind.
Use clean hands and a relaxed grip to remove the cup gently.
A gentle pinch at the base or a slight tilt can break the seal and facilitate easier removal.
If you encounter resistance, don’t panic. Take a break, relax your muscles, and try again with a gentle wiggle or a different angle.
Consider using water-based lubricants to facilitate the removal process, especially if you’re feeling tense or dry.
03. gently remove it
Now pull the stem slightly so you can reach the base. Give the base of the cup a gentle pinch (or just insert your index finger alongside it) to release the suction seal and ease it out.
NOTE: Avoid removing your menstrual cup by directly pulling the stem as this might cause discomfort
Once the suction has been released slowly pull the cup out
04. empty it
Now once you have removed your menstrual cup, empty the collected flow into the toilet or sink and rinse the cup with water (remember to wash the air holes as well) and reinsert it or store as per your cycle
If you are in a bathroom without access to clean water, you can use a sanitising wipe or a toilet paper to clean your cup and then rinse it with water later.
05. if incase the above tutorial didn't work
There might be chances that the menstrual cup may get stuck inside you or you may not be able to reach it. In such cases don’t worry and try a different position like standing, lying down, or squatting. Or try pushing with your PFM like you are having a bowel movement and bring the cup close to the vaginal opening.
From there then you will be able to reach the cup and pull it out.
Re-insert or store
When your menstrual cup is clean, re-insert it as outlined here.
However, if your period has ended, boil the cup for 3-5 minutes in water or simply use a sanitizing wipe to disinfect it and store your cup in the Imasafe® pouch.