How do you insert a Diva cup for beginners?
Holding the folded menstrual cup with one hand, use your free hand to part your labia. Locate your vaginal opening, and slowly insert your menstrual cup into your vagina in the direction your tailbone. As you insert the menstrual cup, try to maintain the folded position of the menstrual cup.
How deep should a menstrual cup go?
approximately 1/2 inch
The Cup should be fully inside your vagina, with the stem of the Cup within approximately 1/2 inch of your vaginal opening (though this may vary from person to person as every body is different!). Please note that your Cup will sit slightly lower in your vagina than a tampon would.
Where should the stem of my menstrual cup be?
It should sit low in the vagina (lower than a tampon), and ideally, not over the opening of your cervix. The end of the stem should be sitting no more than 1cm from the vaginal opening. Nothing should be sticking out, but it should be only just inside you.
How do I know if my menstrual cup is in place?
Insert and release If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has unfolded and created the necessary suction seal. If you’re in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds.
Is it normal to feel the stem of menstrual cup?
Even though most menstrual cups have a long stem at their base this is not what you should use to remove your cup. Simply tugging the stem to remove your menstrual cup may cause pain or discomfort because the cup has created a “suction” inside your vaginal canal.
Can menstrual cup pull cervix?
Overtime pulling on the cervix with the cup may cause a prolapse, but it would need to be A LOT of resistance to get this to happen. Think about the amount of pressure placed on your pelvic floor during a vaginal delivery (if you had one).
Can you wear a menstrual cup when not on period?
You can even wear it when you’re anticipating your period, or not sure if your period is over (though if you have regular cycles, you could just check Clue!). Menstrual cups might have fewer leaks for you than tampons or pads, and usually have less odor.