Tips For First Time Menstrual Cup Users


August 02, 2016

As a fist time menstrual cup user, especially teenage females it is helpful to do research and discover, not only about your body, but also about healthy menstrual options that are available.

Below Pelvi explores tips and recommendations for teen and fist time users.

Selecting Your Cup 

Pelvi Menstrual Cups come in 2 sizes: Size 1 (Small) and Size 2 (Large) The size is mostly related to childbirth history but many other factors such as personal anatomy, pelvic floor strength and age may influence the correct cup size selection. Factor to consider when selecting a menstrual cup: •

  • Your age
  • Menstrual flow
  • Cervix location
  • Have you given birth 
> View more on selecting the right size Pelvi Menstrual Cup


Folding Your Cup 


For easy insertion your Pelvi menstrual cup should always be folded prior to inserting. The most common and preferred technique is to fold the cup in half. Hold the cup with your thumb on one side, and your index and middle finger curved around the other side. Then, push your thumb in towards your index fingers so that the opening of the menstrual cup is pinched. 

For fist time users try removing and inserting your Menstrual Cup in the shower.



Lubrication

For easier insertion try using water based or natural lubricant. Apply to the outside of the menstrual cup prior or insertion.

Removal

When removing the cup insure to relax, if you are tense your vaginal muscles will grip around the cup. Whilst squatting or hovering, take your fingers an pinch the base of the cup, this will break the seal. Then gently pull on the steam and glide the cup out. For fist time users try removing and inserting your Menstrual Cup in the shower.


Cleaning and Storage  

Once you have finished your cycle wash the cup thoroughly using a pH-balanced soap and then sterilise in boiling water for 2-3 minutes (no more than 5 minutes). Store your menstrual cup in the satin pouch to allow to air dry. Do not store your menstrual cup in an airtight container.

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