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Do you have questions and/or concerns about how to use a menstrual cup? We’ve scoured the internet for the best examples.

There are over 100 menstrual cup brands in the world.

Some have existed for a while and are well established, others are just getting started, while even more are still seeking financing.

And it shows, based on the instructions and educational material they provide.

The following list contains some of the best in their field, according to us.

As an added bonus, we’ve included two exceptional videos from Put A Cup In It at the bottom
of the article.

These ones you do not want to miss!

Table of contents
Lena Lunette Intimina Bloom Belladot OrganiCup Mooncup The DivaCup EvaCup Put A Cup In It Important

Lena

Lena menstrual cup Turquoise Small

Diagram of a menstrual cup

Diagram of a menstrual cup

Folds

Folds

Trimming the stem

Trimming the stem

Download user instructions

Lena menstrual cup user instructions

PDF icon Download PDF

For more information visit

https://lenacup.com/pages/user-guide

Lunette

Lunette menstrual cup Blue Model 1

How to use a Lunette menstrual cup

Wash your hands

Wash your hands

Fold + Hold

Fold + Hold

Insert

Insert

Wear + Learn

Wear + Learn

Remove + Empty

Remove + Empty

Clean + Sanitize

Clean + Sanitize

Folds

Folds

C-fold

C-fold

Punch-down-fold

Punch-down-fold

7-fold

7-fold

Instructional video folds

For more information visit

https://se.lunette.com/pages/hur-anvanda-menskopp

https://se.lunette.com/pages/vikmetoder

Intimina

Intimina menstrual cup Lily Cup Size A

Half V fold / Punch Down fold

Half V fold / Punch Down fold

C-fold

C-fold

Tampon Roll fold

Tampon Roll fold

Tips

Tips

Instructional video

Instructional video manuscript

Using a Lily Cup or Lily Cup Compact takes just a few steps, and both cups work in the same way.

Before using your cup for the first time, we recommend that you boil it for five minutes to sterilize it.

For regular use, simply wash your cup with soap and water.

Always remember to wash your hands as well.

There are three ways to fold the cups.

Try the different techniques and pick the one that works best for you.

The Lily Cup is the only cup that can rolled as thin as a tampon.

Hold the cup with a shorter rim facing you, flattening it, then tightly roll it up.

Just like this.

The C-Fold is great for Lily Cup Compact.

You simply flatten the cup and fold it in half so it looks like a 'C'.

Half-V fold works well for both cups.

Push the rim down, then hold the body of the cup.

You will insert the pointed end first.

This is how it looks with Lily Cup Compact.

No matter which cup you have, or fold you choose, it is inserted in the same way.

Like a tampon, angle the cup towards the tailbone, and insert it into the vagina.

Release it and the cup will open up.

Gently squeeze the base of the cup, and rotate it slightly to help it fully open, and form a light seal with the vaginal walls.

The cup, including the stem, should be fully inside the vagina yet sit lower than a tampon.

If you find that the stem is too long for you, you can trim it down.

To double check that a seal has formed and it won't leak, you can run your finger around the cup to make sure that it has completely opened.

You can also lightly pull down on the cup, and wiggle it left and right.

If it doesn't move easily, the seal has formed.

Once the cup is correctly positioned you won't feel it at all, and you'll enjoy hours of worry-free protection.

To remove your cup, relax your body and use your vaginal muscles to push the cup down.

Grip the stem to gently pull downwards, until you can feel the base of the cup, then squeeze to release the seal.

Pull the cup down, and when it's almost out, angle it slightly to avoid spillage.

Discard your menstrual fluid, wash the cup then reinsert.

There you have it!

Using a Lily Cup will become like second nature after a few uses, and then you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

For more information visit

https://www.intimina.com/blog/how-to-fold-menstrual-cup/

Bloom

Bloom menstrual cup

Insert menstrual cup

Sterilize

Wash your hands

Folds

Separate your labia

Tampon vs Menstrual cup

Rotate menstrual cup

Krysta

Remove menstrual cup

Wash your hands

Push

Release suction

Remove menstrual cup

For more information visit

https://www.bloomcolombia.com/como-se-usa

Belladot

Belladot menstrual cup Evelina Large and Plus

Wash your hands

1. Wash your hands. Fold your menstrual cup.

Belladot

Fold menstrual cup

2. Fold Evelina Menstrual cup.

Belladot

Insert menstrual cup

3. Find a comfortable position before inserting Evelina menstrual cup.

Belladot

Make sure your menstrual cup has unfolded properly

4. Check with your finger that your Evelina Menstrual cup has unfolded properly. If not, rotate it or move it from side to side.

Belladot

Download product brochure

Belladot Evelina menstrual cup user instructions

PDF icon Download PDF

For more information visit

https://www.evelinamenskopp.se/om-evelina/

OrganiCup

OrganiCup menstrual cup Clear Size A

3 steps on how to use a menstrual cup

Sterilize your menstrual cup

Sterilize menskoppen

Before using your menstrual cup for the first time you should sterilize the cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.

Remember to not let the cup touch the bottom of the pot.

OrganiCup

Step 1: Inserting the menstrual cup

Wash your hands using clean water and a mild soap

Wash your hands using clean water and a mild soap

Remember to wash your hands and your menstrual cup using clean water and a mild soap, such as OrganiWash, before inserting it.

OrganiCup
Fold

Choose fold

Folds

There are many different folding techniques so experiment and find the one that works for you.

Two of the most popular methods 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.

OrganiCup
Find a comfortable position before inserting your menstrual cup

Relax

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.

OrganiCup
Insert and release

Insert and release

Insert the folded menstrual cup and once the entire cup is inside of you, simply remove your fingers and let it pop open.

If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has folded out completely 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.

OrganiCup
Rotate

Rotate menstrual cup

If you feel any dents or folds on the base of your menstrual cup and you’re not quite 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 placed successfully!

OrganiCup

Step 2: Wear for up to 12 hours

Wear your menstrual cup for up to 12 hours

Wear your menstrual cup 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 that you empty your menstrual cup more often in the beginning to get to know the cup and your flow.

OrganiCup
How much can a menstrual cup hold?

How much can a menstrual cup hold?

The cup can contain more liquid than 3 super tampons.

According to the NHS (National Health Service, UK), you’ll lose 5 to 12 teaspoons of blood during an average period, so you might be surprised of how little you bleed.

OrganiCup
The stem

Trimming the stem

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.

OrganiCup

Step 3: Remove your menstrual cup

Wash your hands with warm water and a mild soap

Wash your hands with warm water and a mild soap

Again, start out by washing your hands with warm water and a mild soap.

OrganiCup
Relax

Relax

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 only be more difficult if you tense up.

OrganiCup
Remove menstrual cup

Remove menstrual cup

When removing your menstrual cup, pull slightly on the stem while using your abdominal muscles to push the OrganiCup downwards until you can reach the base.

Give the base of the cup a gentle pinch to release the suction and ease it out.

Avoid removing your menstrual cup by pulling the stem as this might cause discomfort.

OrganiCup
Empty and wash

Empty and wash

Once you have removed your menstrual cup, you should empty the collected fluid 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.

OrganiCup
Reinsert or store

Reinsert 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 original OrganiCup cotton bag.

OrganiCup

Top 5 Menstrual Cup Beginner Tips

Tip 1

Until you feel 100% comfortable with your menstrual cup, you might want to wear a panty liner so you don’t have to worry about leaking.

Tip 2

We all have differently positioned cervixes and the cup should be placed below the cervix, if not, it will most likely leak.

Try to locate your cervix with your finger, you should feel for a slightly firmer area of tissue and position your cup under it.

Tip 3

If you can feel the stem and find it uncomfortable after a couple of tries, you can cut it shorter.

However, do not trim the stem while the menstrual cup is inserted!

Tip 4

No one expects you to be an instant menstrual cup pro, so we recommend you practice inserting and removing your cup before you get your period.

Tip 5

You can use water or a water-based lubricant to make insertion easier.

Instructional video on how to use a menstrual cup

For more information visit

https://www.organicup.com/how-to-use-a-menstrual-cup/

Mooncup

Mooncup menstrual cup Clear Size A

Folds

C-fold

C-fold image 1

C-fold image 2

C-fold image 3

C-fold image 4

C-fold image 5

C-fold image 6

Punch-down-fold

Punch down fold image 1

Punch down fold image 2

Punch down fold image 3

Punch down fold image 4

Punch down fold image 5

7-fold

7 fold image 1

7 fold image 2

7 fold image 3

7 fold image 4

7 fold image 5

Origami-fold

Origami-fold image 1

Origami-fold image 2

Origami-fold image 3

Origami-fold image 4

Origami-fold image 5

Twist-fold

Twist-fold image 1

Twist-fold image 2

Twist-fold image 3

Twist-fold image 4

Twist-fold image 5

Instructional video

For more information visit

https://www.mooncup.co.uk/how-to-use/

The DivaCup

The DivaCup menstrual cup Clear Model 1

Download user instructions

The DivaCup menstrual cup user instructions

PDF icon Download PDF

Instructional video

For more information visit

https://divacup.com/how-it-works/how-it-works/

EvaCup

EvaCup Rose Small

Infographic: 6 easy steps to use EvaCup

EvaCup infographic

For more information visit

https://www.anigan.com/pages/how-to-use-a-menstrual-cup

Put A Cup In It

Videos

An "Inside" Look at Menstrual Cups

9 Great Menstrual Cup Fold Techniques

For more videos visit

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WkALOqlUsQybT-IMTsOqw

Important

Remember to always follow instructions carefully when using your menstrual cup!

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