The first time you consider going into the adventure of trying it, everything can seem like a world. I remember the first thing I did was google. But many questions ran through my head… So today, I want to share with you a complete guide on how to put on a menstrual cup and what you should keep in mind when you use it for the first time.
But first of all, I want you to remember that every woman is different. Maybe your neighbour or friend learned to use the cup from minute 1, but in your case, it requires a couple of cycles of practice and self-knowledge. It is normal, and I am sure that all the minor difficulties from the beginning will remain an anecdote. Go for it!
How to put on the menstrual cup
The CYCLO cup is made of high quality 100% hypoallergenic medical silicone. A flexible material but sufficiently rigid adapts to your vaginal muscles and does not dry out or alter the pH of your vagina. Once you know how the menstrual cup is put on, you will think: why didn’t I try it before?
Wash your hands
The menstrual cup is still a product that we introduce into the vagina and directly contact our skin and mucous membranes. That is why you must always wash your hands well with soap before handling them.
On the other hand, many women with long or porcelain nails ask me if there is a problem using the cup. The truth is that there are none, but you do have to make sure they are clean and be careful not to pinch yourself. Matter of practice!
Find a comfortable position.
You can adopt different postures: lying on the bed, squatting on the floor, with one foot resting on the edge of the bathtub … But without a doubt, my advice is that the first time you put the glass on, do it in the shower or the bathtub.
Seriously! Nothing to worry about if you stain something. You can make sure you are squatting with your legs wide open. You can even take advantage and take a bath to relax and say goodbye to nerves. The next time you will surely not need it, now I put it on and take it off anywhere …
Fold the cup
When you see it unfold, you think that it can’t fit inside your vagina … But it is not inserted like this but folded, and its insertion can be even easier than that of a tampon! Here I explain two ways to put the menstrual for the cup, but in this post, I explain how to fold the cup in much more detail. If it’s your first time, I will bet on tucking it into a flower shape.
Enter the cup
Once folded, insert the cup into the vagina to flush the lower ball with the labia. But remember, it doesn’t get as high as a tampon! So most of the time, you just have to insert your fingers to place it too smoothly. Another tip if you feel annoyed is not to insert it entirely straight up but rather inclined towards the spine.
Check that it has been opened.
When the cup inserts and the fingers release, it usually opens inside the vagina without doing anything else. But it is always better to make sure by circling it with a finger or turning it on itself if you notice that it is still bent inside your vagina and your menstrual cup does not open.
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