How to Remove Menstrual Cup without Making a Mess

How to Remove Menstrual Cup without Making a Mess
We all know that menstrual cups are becoming more popular. It is not only safer but also comes loaded with a number of benefits when compared with disposable sanitary pads and tampons. However, there are still some, who definitely want to make the switch to the cups but are afraid of how to use them correctly and how to remove them without making a mess. It is a lot easier than you may think.

How to Remove Menstrual Cup without Making a Mess

We all know that menstrual cups are becoming more popular. It is not only safer but also comes loaded with a number of benefits when compared with disposable sanitary pads and tampons. However, there are still some, who definitely want to make the switch to the cups but are afraid of how to use them correctly and how to remove them without making a mess. It is a lot easier than you may think.

 

1. Get Into A Comfortable Position:

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The foremost thing that you need to do, in order to remove the menstrual cup, is to release its seal. And for which you have to use your index finger as well the thumb. With the help of both the fingers, gently squeeze the cup where the stem meets the base. Now you will feel or hear the seal being released. Once you get to this point, the cup will be ready to be removed.

 

2. Don’t Rush:

To assure that you remove the menstrual cup by not creating any mess, you need to go slowly. Once you realize that the seal is released, hold the base carefully and slide the cup out. Utilize your pelvic muscles to lower and push out the cup. Bearing down lightly will help move your cup lower. Tilt the cup from side to side as you move it toward the vaginal opening. Take out the top edge of the rim then tilt it upright and remove the bottom edge of the rim keeping it upright.

Do not remove your menstrual cup by pulling on the stem without breaking the suction seal first as this will increase the suction seal, making removal more difficult and may cause the stem to break.

 

If in case, your menstrual cup moves up and you fail to locate the stem, don’t panic; instead, make use of your vaginal muscles to push back the cup to its original position. Even after following these steps if you're still unable to release the seal, rest your foot either on the bathtub or on the toilet seat and try to break the seal. This position will shorten the vagina; making it easier to get the cup. Moreover, if the squeeze does not work for you, you can as well slide one finger up to the rim and push in for the seal to release.

3. Empty & Clean

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Empty the contents into the toilet. Wash your menstrual cup in the sink with soap and warm water and mild soap, then rinse it thoroughly.

4. Re-insert

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Re-insert your menstrual cup and wash your hands.

 

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