OrganiCup – Menstrual cup
Every beginning can be difficult – including trying a menstrual cup for the first time.
However, we assure you that there’s nothing to fear. It might take you a few days or a few periods to become comfortable with the cup. But we assure you, it’s all worth it.
Experiment with different folding and insertion methods and don’t worry, you’ll soon become a dedicated cup convert.
How to insert a menstrual cup
Remember to wash your hands using clean water and a mild soap, such as OrganiWash, before inserting it.
There are many different folding methods so experiment and find the one that works for you.
Two of the most popular are: The Punch-Down Fold and the C-Fold.
When you’re inserting your menstrual cup, you need to keep it folded until it is inside of your vagina.
It’s important to relax your muscles when inserting your menstrual cup, so find a comfortable position.
You can lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or simply stand up. You’ll find the position that works best for you over time!
You might want to use water or a water-based lubricant to make insertion easier.
Insert and release
Insert the folded menstrual cup and once the entire cup is inside of you, remove your fingers and let it open up.
If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has unfolded and created the necessary suction seal.
If you’re in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds.
Watch how to insert the cup in the video below:
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!
In comparison with a tampon, the menstrual cup should be placed lower in the vaginal canal.
The stem should be completely inside of you.
However, we’re all built differently and if the stem pokes out and annoys you, you can trim it (not while inserted).
Wear for up to 12 hours
One of the benefits of using a menstrual cup is that you can use it for up to 12 hours at a time so once inserted you can leave your cup in all day and night.
Depending on how heavy your flow is, you may have to empty it more often than twice a day.
That’s why we recommend you empty your menstrual cup more often in the beginning to get to know the cup and your flow.
The cup can contain more liquid than 3 super tampons.
According to the NHS (National Health Service, UK), on average you lose 5 to 12 teaspoons of blood during your period, so you might be surprised about how little you actually bleed.
How to remove a menstrual cup
Again, start out by washing your hands with warm water and a mild soap.
Find a comfortable position that works for you: lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or stand up. Being relaxed is essential, as removing your menstrual cup will be more difficult if you tense up.
When removing your menstrual cup, pull slightly on the stem until you can reach the base. Give the base of the cup a gentle pinch (or insert your index finger alongside it) to release the suction seal and ease it out.
Avoid removing your menstrual cup by pulling the stem as this might cause discomfort.
Empty and wash
Once you have removed your menstrual cup, empty the collected flow into the toilet or sink and rinse the cup with water (remember the air holes) and re-insert.
If you’re in a bathroom without access to clean water, you can use an OrganiWipe or toilet paper to clean your cup and rinse it with water at a later time.
Re-insert or store
When your menstrual cup is clean, re-insert it as outlined in Step 1.
However, if your period has ended: Boil the cup for 3-5 minutes in water or simply use an OrganiWipe to disinfect it and store your cup in the OrganiCup cotton bag.
Material: 100% medical-grade silicone
Color: Natural (without any colour additives)
Organic cotton storage pouch included.
Diameter – 37mm
Cup length – 58mm
Stem length – 14mm
Capacity – 17ml
Diameter – 40mm
Cup length – 65mm
Stem length – 15mm
Capacity – 25ml
Diameter – 45mm
Cup length – 70mm
Stem length – 15mm
Capacity – 30ml