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Do I Need to Rotate My Menstrual Cup When Inserted?

 

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If you're currently looking for tips and suggestions on properly inserting a menstrual cup, there's a good chance that you're somewhat "new" to these revolutionary devices. Providing women with a much more convenient way to deal with their time of the month, period cups for women have allowed users to maintain their active lifestyles without worrying about an embarrassing leak. And on top of that, they're much more cost effective than tampons and pads.

But the insertion process can be a little bit unsettling, especially for those who are new to using a menses cup. Don't let this intimidate you, because it truly is much easier than you may think! Many women wonder what they'll need to do to ensure that the menses cup is able to function properly, and that's why we've created this brief list to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this process:

As the title of this blog states, many women wonder whether they need to rotate their menstrual cup once it is in place. The answer to this is yes, because it will activate the suction to not only pop the cup open, but also to lock it in place. This can be done with a very gentle twisting motion which is not uncomfortable.

Period cups for women are made from soft and squishy material which makes them very easy to fold up for easy insertion. As you can imagine, the smaller the cup is folded, the easier it may be to insert. However, it's important to remember that the cup will need to pop open when rotated, so try not to make your folds too complicated or tight.

Finally, many cups have a “stem” on the bottom of them which many women believe is used for the rotating and removal process. This is not the case. This stem is only used to help you locate the bottom of the cup and it should not be pulled on. By doing so, you could actually damage the cup itself. When rotating or removing your cup, be sure to hold the bottom of the cup itself, not the long stem coming from it.




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