How to open your menstrual cup?

Are you finding it difficult to open your menstrual cup once it is inside? Here are a few things that can help…

I’d like to mention that softer cups are a bit more difficult to unfold as compared to firmer cups, especially if you have strong vaginal muscles. You can run a soft cup under cold water to make it firmer and easier to pop open.

Here are a few tips that can help you open up your menstrual cup once you have worn it.

  • Try pinching or squeezing the base of the cup.
  • Rotate the cup by holding the base.
  • If none of these work you can try contracting and expanding your muscles as if you’re trying to control your pee.(Kegel exercise)
  • Slightly slide the cup in an up-and-down motion.
  • You should always make sure, that one of the air holes of the cup is inside the fold while you fold the cup.
  • Try different folds – C fold, punch down, labia, etc.. Various videos are available on YouTube.
  • You can run the cup under cold water, which can make a soft cup a little harder.
  • Watch this video to see how you can insert it from different angles.



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