How To Use A Resuable Menstrual Cup
Yes, the first time you see our reusable menstrual cups you could be forgiven for thinking “yikes, that looks big, how on earth do I get that up my vjayjay?” But as we all know, looks can be deceiving. The Hello Cup is reusable for at least five years and is made from super safe, medical grade TPE which is soft to the touch. Once your got it in correctly, you won’t feel it at all. Boom. We think the best fold to use with our cups is a shallow punchdown fold.
The Punchdown Fold
We recommend a shallow punchdown fold for Hello Cups. We say ‘shallow’ because the key is to make sure is that the punch doesn’t go all the way to the bottom of the cup. Once you’ve nailed the fold, insert your Hello Cup. Once it pops open, give it a gentle tug to help it form a seal and you’re good to go. If it’s in correctly and the right size, you shouldn’t get any leakage. Like most things in life, you might need to practice a bit until you’ve got the hang of it.
You can leave menstrual cups in for hours depending on your flow. As a guide, on heavier days you might want to remove it every three or four hours. On light days you can leave it for up to 12 hours.
To remove your Hello Cup, feel for the base of the cup. Give it a gentle squeeze – this helps to break the seal – and pull down slowly. Once it’s out, simply tip the contents down the loo, rinse (or wipe if there’s no tap handy) and reinsert. Easy!
Once your period is over, we recommend you sterilise your Hello Cup either by using a 1/4 of a sterilisation tablet in a glass of water. You can also give it a quick 3 minute boil on the stove (don’t let the bottom touch the bottom of the pan though).