How to Insert a Period Cup For Maximum Comfort

You’ve probably wondered how to insert a period cup for maximum comfort. We’ll talk about how to choose a menstrual cup made of medical-grade silicone, insert your period cup properly, and clean it. This article will also teach you to check if your cup is inserted correctly to ensure maximum comfort and ease. Read on to learn more! 

How to check if your menstrual cup is open and sealed

After inserting your menstrual cup, check that it is securely inside your vagina. Make sure that the stem isn’t poking out or sticking out. If it is, remove it, trim it, and try again. Ensure that your menstrual cup is sealed and open. There shouldn’t be any dents or gaps on its rim, which could lead to leakage.

You should also make sure the period cups is not sticking out of your vagina. Generally, a cup’s stem is too long, but if you’re experiencing a leak, it’s not sealed correctly. To check this, gently pull on the end of the menstrual cup. If the stem is sticking out beyond the cup, you may need to cut it slightly to prevent irritation. If the stem sticks out too far, trim it half a cm at a time. You can also try adjusting the position of your cervix.

Before inserting the menstrual cup, you should find a comfortable position. It could be sitting, squatting, or on a toilet seat. Try to get the rim to unfold. You can use a lubricant to help with insertion. Inserting the menstrual cup should not be difficult. You may need to hold it by the base so it won’t fall out. If the rim isn’t leaking, then it is ready to use.

Choosing the right menstrual cup 

Consider the size of your vagina when choosing a menstrual cup. Many cups come with relatively long stems. Many women will cut these stems so they’ll fit comfortably. However, they must be long enough to stay out of your vagina. Using a cup that sticks out too much will only defeat the purpose. You’ll also need to know the cup’s size when choosing a menstrual cup.

It’s important to remember that different menstrual cups have varying firmness levels and shapes. It is important because the wrong choice can result in discomfort, leaks, and an increase in the risk of injury. You’ll be better protected if your choice is based on research and by reading reviews online and reading product descriptions from customers. It’s essential to take the time to research menstrual cups before you purchase one.

Leaving a period cup in for up to 12 hours

Leaving a period cup in for up-to-eight hours is safe for most women. You can wear it overnight, during exercise if you feel comfortable doing so. But, because menstrual cups aren’t absorbent, they might leak if not correctly inserted or crooked. Some leaking is normal, especially when you first start using them. That’s why it’s good to carry a backup pad just in case.

During menstruation, you should remember that the vagina can expand. The walls of the vagina are lined with soft mucosal tissue with folds on the surface. When a woman is not menstruating, these folds are compressed, which allows the vagina to expand. This space will then be available to insert a menstrual cup or tampon. Leaving a period cup in for up to 12 hours for maximum comfort is safer, but there are some risks.

Alternatively, some people wear period underwear or thin panty liner, so they don’t need to remove the cup. If you’re experiencing any discomfort, consult your gynecologist.

You don’t need to remove the cup more than twice a day. However, if you’re squeamish about blood, practice this technique before your period.

Cleaning a period cup

After your menstrual flow is complete, you should sterilize your period cup. If you are worried about bacteria or infection, sterilization is the best option. Simply rinse with cold water and leave it for two to three minutes. Then, you can use it again for a longer period. After sterilization, store your menstrual cup in a cotton bag for safety. It would be best if you also rinsed it with cold water to remove any traces of soap or bacteria after each use.