Leaking and fit are two of the most common issues that menstrual cup users come to us about. After typing out my #1 and favorite tip that happens to help with both it was decided we would just have to make a video to save our typing fingers.
After you’ve tried various folding techniques give one or all of these 4 fit tips a try
Try adjusting your position while inserting. Place your leg on the toilet seat or shower bench to insert. You can also try squatting low to insert. These positions are good if the cup feels like it’s too low or slips down.
Use your vaginal muscles to bear down while inserting the cup- when it’s to the height you need release the muscles. This will pull the cup in a bit higher for a more secure fit that can also help the seal and prevent leaks.
Trim your stem using scissors or a nail clipper, either a small amount or remove it completely. This may seem obvious but some people don’t know they can remove the stem and still wear the cup safely. Stems that are too long won’t feel comfortable- all of the cup, stem included, should fit inside the vaginal canal.
Flip the cup inside out – this can accomplish a few things: if your cup is too long it can shorten the cup a bit more (this is especially the case with The DivaCup brand) and some people report flipping changes the shape in a way that fits more comfortably for them.
Did we miss your favorite tip? Let us know!
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