Step 1: Wash your hands thoroughly. It is important that you don’t contaminate the menstrual cup with germs or dirt.
Step 2: Disinfect the menstrual cup by boiling it in water for 10 -20 minutes or soak in Milton as described.
Step 3: Locate the cervix. It is important to make sure that the cervix is in the menstrual cup after insertion. To locate the cervix, insert your forefinger into the vagina. The cervix will feel like the tip of your nose or your thumb and fore finger pressed together with the indent between them.
Step 4: Moisten the Cup with water if you feel you need more lubrication or use a water based lubricant. Never use an oil based lubricant. Assume a relaxed position by squatting, sitting or standing.
Step 5: Fold the Cup, part your labia for easy insertion and insert Cup into your vaginal opening aiming horizontally for your tail bone (base of spine) in the direction of your cervix instead of straight up as you would insert a tampon. Continue to push upwards until cup is in a comfortable position in the vagina and has “popped open”.
Step 6: Check to make sure that the menstrual cup is inserted properly. Do this by inserting your forefinger. The cup should be rounded and feel similar to a balloon. If it has not popped open, pull the cup out slightly and slowly turn 360 degrees for a slight adjustment. If this doesn’t work, remove and try reinsertion.
Method 1: Punch Down Fold
BEST & RECOMMENDED FOLD FOR ALL OUR CUPS
Method 2: C-Fold
In this video you can see the different folding methods.
Please note the following:
- You must successfully locate the cervix or the menstrual cup will not operate correctly. It will leak.
- Remember, in some women the cervix is located lower during menstruation. Sometimes, it may be helpful to trim off the stem at the base of the cup or turn the Cup inside out instead of cutting. Please wait until you have successfully inserted and removed the menstrual cup at least once before cutting stem at all.
- The action of pulling the cup down slightly or twisting to suck in air creates the suction that is required for proper function. The Cup is held in place by this suction created by the vaginal muscles and the vaginal walls.
Step 1: Wash hands thoroughly.
Step 2: Squeeze slightly on the base of the cup. This will break the suction that was necessary to trap the fluid.
Step 3: Grip the base or the stem of the cup and slowly pull downward.
Step 4: Deposit the contents in the toilet and simply flush away.
Step 5: Rinse the cup thoroughly with warm water. Re-insert and re-use if your period is still on.
During your period, please note the following:
- You may use a few drops of feminine wash to rinse it.
- NEVER USE SOAP OR DISENFECTANTS TO WASH YOUR MENSTRUAL CUP WHEN YOU EMPTY.
- Alternatively, if you are on the go, you may wipe the cup clean with tissue until water is available.
- Remember; be careful when removing the cup as you are uncertain of how full it may be.
How to Clean and Store Your Luv Ur Body Menstrual Cup
- During your period, rinse it with warm or cold water with or without a few drops of feminine hygiene wash.
- Boil it in a pot of water for no more than 20 minutes. Avoid melting by placing the cup in the water after it begins to boil, ensure Cup is covered with water. Please note, it is suggested to have a pan, pot or preferably small kettle that is used for menstrual cup cleaning ONLY.
- Soak in cold water to which a few drops of Milton solution has been added in accordance to Milton dilution instructions or use 1 Milton tablet to 5 mugs of water. Follow instructions on Milton Pack. You may decide to rinse the Milton solution off after sterilizing though it is perfectly safe not to rinse it off as Milton is also safely used to wash vegetables.
- A Milton Soak is the safest & best way to remove any red blood stains caused by blood hemoglobin which is a very strong dye. Soak overnight for best results.
- Store in the included pouch until the next month’s use.