How to use a Menstrual Cup – In-depth Instructional Video
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We think it's time for a New Period.
Every beginning can be difficult, and it may take you a few periods to get the hang of your menstrual cup.
But follow our guide, and you'll soon become a dedicated cup convert.
Before using your OrganiCup for the first time you should sterilize the cup in boiling water
Make sure you use enough water and that the cup doesn't burn on the bottom of the pan.
After 3-5 minutes the cup is sterilized and ready to be used.
Use warm water and a mild perfume-free soap such as OrganiWash for sanitising your hands and cup.
Find a comfortable position
You can either squat down
put one foot on the toilet
Sit on the toilet
or simply stand up
You'll quickly find out what works best for you.
There are various folding methods.
Experiment and find your favorite.
For a punch-down fold, push the rim down to the base and pinch the cup together
so it doesn't pop open
The punch-down fold provides the smallest diameter, thereby making insertion easier.
For a C-fold fold OrganiCup in half lengthwise.
For a 7-fold fold OrganiCup closed and bring one top corner down diagonally to the opposite bottom corner.
It's important to completely relax when inserting OrganiCup
Insert the folded cup into your vagina.
When the entire cup is inside, simply remove your fingers and let it pop open.
Make sure the cup is unfolded by feeling around the base of the cup.
It should be round or oval.
If you feel any dents or folds on the base with your finger,
it means that it is not unfolded.
Gently hold the base of the cup, not the stem, and try to rotate it from side to side to ensure it is sealed.
When in place try to pull the stem a bit.
If you feel some resistance, a vacuum has been created and the cup has been placed successfully.
You may want to use water or water-based lubricant to make insertion easier.
If using a lubricant, simply apply a tiny amount to the rim.
When inserted correctly,
OrganiCup is entirely leak-free, and no, it won't fall out.
Due to the vacuum, the menstrual blood won't come into contact with air, meaning no odors, ultra hygienic and anti-bacterial.
STEP 2 – WEAR
About 1/4 of the fluids absorbed by a tampon are natural and necessary vaginal secretions
OrganiCup only collects, thus eliminating irritation and dryness while ensuring the natural pH balance is kept intact.
OrganiCup can contain three to five times as much as a regular tampon
which means most people just need to empty OrganiCup morning and evening.
That means no period interruptions during work
or, you know, whenever
Use warm water and a mild perfume-free wash such as OrganiWash for sanitising your hands under clean running water
Being relaxed is essential for the removal of your cup, so find a comfortable position.
We suggest you try squatting down, sitting on the toilet or putting one foot on the toilet
To remove the cup, pull the stem while using your stomach muscles to push OrganiCup downwards until you can reach the base.
Gently squeeze the base to release the vacuum and slide the OrganiCup out, gently rocking it from side to side.
Empty the cup into the toilet.
Rinse the cup with water and mild soap.
Remember the airholes.
If you don't have access to clean water, simply use toilet paper and rinse when you're back home
or use a sanitising wipe.
Most people never have to because of the ~12 hour capacity though.
Once the cup is clean you can reinsert it.
If your period has, ended boil the cup for 3 to 5 minutes
or use a sanitising wipe such as OrganiWipe and store in the original OrganiCup cotton bag.
TIPS & FACTS
The cups sits below the cervix in the vaginal canal
if the cup sits too high you might experience leakage
There's a big variance in the size and shape of the vagina. A recent study determined the average
vaginal canal to be 6 centimeters deep. But it can span from 4 to 10 centimeters.
All women have differently positioned cervixes and it varies how high or low
the menstrual cup is placed in the vagina. If you feel the stem and find it uncomfortable after a couple of tries
you can cut it shorter.
Did you know that the average amount of bleeding during an entire period is just 2 to 4 tablespoons?
But again everyone is different and the amount of flow greatly varies from person to person.
One study measured a range from just a single drop to half a liter.
Until you get 100% hang of it you may want to wear a pad or panty liner
so you don't have to worry about accidental leakage.
350,000 women already made the switch to OrganiCup and 9 out of 10 who try it continue to use it.
If you're still experiencing any issues after trying the cup 1-2 periods or have any questions
please go to OrganiCup.com