Boil the menstrual cup for 5-10 minutes before use.
Wash (don’t boil) your hands.
Hold the menstrual cup along the edge, pinch your fingers together, then fold the flattened cup on itself.
Push the folded cup inside; make sure it pops open around, or below your cervix (around if you can feel your cervix and below if it’s too far up to feel). You can use your finger and take it for a spin around top of the cup to help it to open. This will take some practice. Do you remember the first time you used a tampon?
Empty the cup when it is filled. Experiment and find out how much time is right for your menstrual cycle. You can have it inside for up to 12 hours.
IMPORTANT: break the vacuum before you pull it out. Pinch the bottom of the cup. This breaks the vacuum. If you can’t reach the cup, you can use the stem on the cup to pull it a bit further down, then pinch the bottom and take it out. Don’t panic if you’re having a hard time getting the cup out out. The cup isn’t going anywhere. Relax, go for a walk and then try again. You can use your inner muscles to push it further down.
Clean your menstrual cup thoroughly. First rinse with cold water (to prevent stains) then with hot water. Remember to clean the air holes.
Rinse and repeat until your period is finished. Boil for 5-10 minutes between every floving (period).