Today we are going to give you some tips for using your menstrual cup because as we have said before, using the menstrual period cup can seem quite difficult and requires some practice. We are often sent queries from ladies who believe that, after trying the cup and experiencing leaks, the size is not right and that the menstrual cup is not for them. MISTAKE.
If you have used tampons before, think about your first experiences with them. It is likely that you weren’t able to insert the tampon straight away, or it was painful or you unexpectedly stained your underwear. We recommend using the cup for 2 or 3 cycles because you have to learn how to insert it, listen to your body to know if it is in the right place, if it has made a vacuum and if the ring has opened up. Most importantly, you shouldn’t be scared of touching your intimate area to see whether the cup has opened up properly.
enna cycle tips
- When inserting the menstrual period cup, make sure you are calm and relaxed in the bathroom. Pull your trousers down to your knees and open your legs wide. This will mean you will have much more control of your movements and your vaginal muscles will be relaxed.
- To help the cup slide in better, you can wet it with some water before inserting it or use a lubricant.
- In order for the cup to go in more easily and open up properly, we recommend using the V-fold.
- Insert the enna cycle into the vagina at a 45º angle towards the anus, not upwards.
- Once the menstrual period cup is in, hold on to the base and shake it gently or slip it outwards slightly so that it comes into contact with the air and the upper ring opens up properly, creating a vacuum. Folds may appear in the base but as long as the upper ring is completely open, this shouldn’t cause any problem. If you are unable to get the ring to open up fully, don’t worry because sometimes the cup opens up by itself when we start to move or walk.
- To take the cup out, you should get hold of the base, and you can use the thread as a guide to find this (but don’t pull on it!). Once you have reached the base (if you find it difficult to get hold of it, open your legs wide and arch your spine or crouch down), put pressure on it to break the vacuum and pull from the base. Whenever you want to take the menstrual period cup out, your muscles must be relaxed. If not, they will hold on to the cup more tightly. If you see that you’re not able to take the cup out, it is best to stop, wait a while and try again later.
- This diagram shows you the correct position of the cup: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca-J1mlqND8/
- You can find more information about how to use the cup with the applicator here: https://ennawomen.com/enna-cycle-applicator/
Before giving up or deciding that the menstrual cup is not for you, give it a few chances because you might have to get to know yourself better before making a decision.