How does a cup settle inside a vagina? Everyone must be wondering. The menstrual cup is a flexible bell-shaped cup made of rubber and silicone. Anything made of rubber tends to easily stick against a surface. One thing that has remained constant across all these menstruation products is washing hands thoroughly before and after handling them. Don’t forget to always wash your hands.
Follow the steps below while using a menstruation cup:
- Sterilise the cup thoroughly with boiling water before and after use. Wipe it dry.
- You can as well apply a lubricant around the opening of the cup for easier insertion.
- Assume a good and comfortable position. You can sit on the toilet, squat or stand with one leg raised above the ground.
- Fold the cup to give it a smaller diameter. You can do a punch down fold, c fold or7 fold.
- Insert the cup then remove your hands to let it pop open.
- Wash your hands with clean water.
The menstruation cup stays for long hours between 8 to 12 hours. When it’s time to remove it, make sure to:
- Clean your hands and be in a relaxed mode.
- Get in a comfortable position
- Pull the stem of the cup and slightly squeeze the base to release vacuum.
- Empty the cup in the toilet.
You can either rinse it with water or wipe it with a tissue (if you are away from home).
Later you can sterilise the cup using a boiling water and store it carefully.
So my question is, which one can you use between a cup and a tampon?