How to Use a Period Cup for the First Time

If you’re like most women, you probably hate having to use pads and tampons every month. They can be uncomfortable and messy. That’s why many women are switching to period cups.

They are becoming increasingly popular because they are more comfortable than pads and tampons, and they can be reused repeatedly. If you’re curious about how to use a period cup, keep reading!

What Is a Period Cup?

A period cup is a small, bell-shaped cup made from soft silicone that is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood. They are an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to disposable pads and tampons. Though there are several reasons to use a cup for periods, how to use them is often the most common question.

How to Use

Using a period cup can take a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, they are easy to use and can provide a more comfortable experience during your period. Here is a step-by-step guide to using a period cup:

1. Before you insert the cup, fold it in half so that it forms a crescent shape. There are a few different ways to do this—you can try the C-fold, pushdown fold, or 7-fold.

2. Insert the folded cup into your vagina like you would a tampon, pointing it towards your tailbone. The cup should sit low in your vagina, just below the cervix.

3. Once the cup is in place, rotate it a few times to ensure that it has opened properly and is suctioned to your vaginal wall.

4. To remove the cup, simply reach up and grab the base of the cup and pull it down gently. Empty the contents into the toilet and rinse the cup with water. Reinsert the cup and wash your hands thoroughly.

Now you know how to use a period cup and can make an informed decision about whether you want to use one.

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