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An “Inside” Look at Menstrual Cups

Inside Look at Menstrual CupsThe biggest mystery of using a menstrual cup is usually what happens once it’s inside and out of view.

  • Where does the cup go?
  • How does it sit in relation to that cervix thing I’ve heard about?
  • Why is it that the cup sometimes moves when I go to the bathroom?
  • Why can I feel pressure on my bladder when my cup is in?
  • Can it get lost?

At Put a Cup In It we don’t like mysteries and we want everyone to better understand how things work. In my own personal experience, I was better able to understand using my cup once I saw the inside view of the cup in relation to everything else in the pelvic region.

Some people may not love this video because it’s a bit too graphic, but as a visual learner this is the perfect video.  Before you watch the video be warned that a realistic, but clear, vulva is used for the insertion demonstration.  A plastic pelvis model showing the rectum, bladder, and uterus is also used.

After watching the video if you need guidance on which cup will work best for you we recommend taking our menstrual cup quiz that will assess your needs based on 9 simple, but important questions.

The cup featured in the video is the Lily Cup, but there is a wide range of cups available (both in style and size). You can consult our menstrual cup chart if you already have a bit of cup knowledge and simply need to pick the best based on your body and flow.

And as always, if you still  have questions please feel free to contact us directly.

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Menstrual education with a twist by Kim Rosas & Amanda Hearn. Thanks for being here!

- Kimanda

25 thoughts on “An “Inside” Look at Menstrual Cups

  • Kay

    This is great, really needed this.

    One small point would be the use if ‘woman’ and female pronouns, remember not all cup users are women…and you were talking about an inanimate object.

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    • Amber

      Excuse my ignorance… but why would a cup user not be a woman? Like if someone identified as a man but still is physically a woman? Your vagina is a girl part, right? So I would think a person would be very uptight to get upset by using female pronouns when dealing with a female exclusive situation… physical men don’t menstrate, nor would they need to use this device. It’s for women even if they don’t believe they are women… until they no longer have a woman body that functions as a woman’s body… even after menopause… people have a right to be what they want but we can’t go around coddling them by saying tampons aren’t gender specific… truth is, they are. I’m sorry.

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      • Tyeisha

        Agree so much. Why would someone who’s not menstrating use a cup. It’s FEMALE period.

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    • Cate

      Females are the only ones using a cup. The anatomy model is of female anatomy. If someone out there wants to outwardly identify as a man that’s their business but they are aware that they have female anatomy. There is no need to confuse biology with personal preference.

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    • Vici

      Oh what a joke. I support whatever pronouns an individual chooses. BUT menstruation is purely a FEMALE thing. You should not expect someone talking about and explaining menstrual products to use anything else but female pronouns unless they were specifically talking to one person. How ridiculous can you possibly be??

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  • Maureen Eve Ambay

    Hi. I would like to ask what cup did you use in this video? Thank you

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    • Heather M

      I believe it was the Lily cup

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  • Kokila B

    Quick doubt, I faced too much discomfort wearing this, though I followed all instructions, the little potrusion (the one that you tug or pull with) kept hurting my labia and despite being deep inside kept popping out little. This happened multiple times.

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    • Kate

      Just trim the end off. Mine is trimmed flush with the cup, between bearing down and reaching up slightly, you should have no bother retrieving the cup. I have a cup that has small ridges around the base of the cup itself.

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  • Kari

    Are the cup safe to use after child birth? Or is it best to wait a few months?

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    • Cate

      Nothing should be put inside your vagina when you are recovering from childbirth. Your cervix and uterus are still trying to get back to normal and healing. You don’t want to introduce an infection.

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      • Kari

        Thank you

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      • AutumnJerene

        It’s tempting though when you’ve grown accustomed to the cup, and then have to wear giant, mega pads for a few weeks. lol

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      “it doesn’t matter” is that if the player doesn’t care about roleplaying, then they don’t care about being in character, so there’s no point in trying to force them. If they do care about roleplaying, then they are going to try and be in character, and you don’t need to force them. So it not only would be extremely difficult to impossible to force someone into some kind of hypothetical characterization algorithm, it’s completely pointless.

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      know right?! I love doing this kind of stuff with them. Every Christmas we have our annual Pizza and Gingerbread making party at our house with all my nieces and nephews…and my “pretend” niece Cassidy of course! They love it! My nephew will be 12 and he still gets a kick out of it.

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      Low Tar Thinking. I love it. It’s like the idea of just getting the gym membership or buying those $200 (£ for you sir) will help them lose weight. People forget that they actually have to go. Well said.

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  • Liana

    Why, why, WHY is the silicon vulva censored???? It is a video about menstruation and you had to pixel it? Excuse me, but that’s absurd!!!!

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    • Laura

      It doesn’t appear pixelated to me Liana!

      V informative video. Thanks For taking the time to make it.

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  • Miranda

    We switch reusable for our period

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  • Demi

    But if you take it out, doesn’t all the blood flow right back in your vagina because you’re squeezing it? And when the cup is out of your vagina, doesn’t all the blood falls on the ground because you pushed to hard and the blood flows over the cup

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    • Jessica

      From personal experience…I don’t squeeze it, I just pull it straight out. But make sure you have a firm pinch on its stem so you don’t drop it in the toilet. Also gravity pull helps the discharge from flowing upwards.

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      • Jessica

        Also Thanks a ton for this tutorial video! I was trying to inform my teen as to how the cups work and we looked up videos and Waa Laa lol the clear display of all the inter workings and positioning of cup are great! Thanks again!

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  • Jessica

    Thanks a ton for this tutorial video! I was trying to inform my teen as to how the cups work and we looked up videos and Waa Laa lol the clear display of all the inter workings and positioning of cup are great! Thanks again!

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  • Janina

    Thank you for making this Video. It’s by far the best i could find since i only started using a cup today for the first time. I found your tips very helpful and practical. Can’t really understand why anyone would be offended by seeing normal human anatomies. Also, I think you have a really natural way of talking about those things!

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  • Sal

    Hello there! I have a bladder problem, particularly incontinence. I took the quiz (and said that I have heavy incontinence) but it gave me Lunette 2 or Lena Large, the two cups you said in “PEEING WITH A MENSTRUAL CUP” video that are firm. Are they okay?

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