How do you know if your menstrual cup is in right? It’s all a bit mysterious and frustrating when you’re new to using a cup. You can’t see inside your own body to know. Here’s how to check if you inserted your cup correctly.
- Your cup should be entirely inside your body, including the stem. If the stem is poking out try removing it, trimming the stem, and inserting again.
- Your cup should be open and sealed. Check that it’s open by running a finger along the outside of the cup near the top rim. If you feel any dents it will leak.
- Give your cup a very gentle tug. If you feel resistance this is a good sign that it’s open completely and sealed.
- Locate your cervix before inserting and make sure the cup is below it. This one is more involved but if you have a low and tilted cervix you might want to add this step.
Wear Back-Up Protection
Even if you check to see if your menstrual cup is in right it might still leak. The learning curve for menstrual cups can last 1-3 cycles. Until you know things are fitting and working without leaks my advice is to wear leakproof underwear or liners. I’m a big fan of the Aisle Leakproof Hipsters and Saalt Wear when I’m trying out a new cup.
How to Fix a Menstrual Cup That Won’t Open
If you have issues with your menstrual cup not opening this has to be addressed, otherwise, you will have leaks. Try various fold methods, some open better than others, and visit this menstrual cup leaks video for more ways to help.