How to Insert a Menstrual Cup For Beginners

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Menstrual Cup Beginner Guide

Inserting a menstrual cup is not difficult, but it can be nerve-wracking. To insert a cup correctly, relax your muscles and practice.

It’s best to practice during your period when your vagina is more pliable and flexible. The blood in your vagina acts as a lubricant, making the insertion process more comfortable.

Menstrual Cup Folds


One of the most common questions that a beginner menstrual cup user has been, “How do I insert my menstrual cup?” There are several simple ways to do this. The best option for beginners is the “Punchdown Fold,” which is a one-handed fold with a narrow tip.

A beginner can also use the “Labia Fold” or the “Triangle Fold,” which are also safe folds. It’s best to practice on the dry run, but this is only safe if you follow the wear times closely.

Folds: One method that is hard to master at first is the S fold, which folds the cup in half and pushes the sides together. Another popular technique is the 7-fold, which involves pressing the cup’s sides together to make a small opening. This fold is also good for beginners, as it creates an easier insertion point and is also easier to release once it’s inside the body.


The first step in inserting a menstrual cup is to find the right spot on your vagina. This is usually at the top of the pubic bone shelf. You can then use your fingers to separate your labia.

Use your middle and index fingers to insert your fingers into the opening of your vagina. Once you’ve found the right place, find the stem of the menstrual cup and pinch the embossed ridges to release the suction seal. Don’t pull on the stem, as this can tear the cup.

Using the correct height is also important. The stem should be half an inch from the opening of the vagina. When you’re done inserting, you should hear a suction sound. If you have difficulty, you should try another fold.

Pushdown fold

Inserting a menstrual cup can be challenging for beginners. You have to get into the right position and follow certain steps to prevent spills. The first step is to part your outer labia. You can use your index and middle fingers to do this. Next, insert the cup in the opening of your vagina.

Make sure to angle the cup towards your tailbone, but don’t bend it up. Hold the cup in this position until it is fully in the vagina. Once the cup is fully inserted, you should hear a ‘pop’ as it opens.

Inserting a menstrual cup is simple once you get used to it. The first few attempts may not be perfect, but with a little practice, it won’t be difficult. Eventually, you’ll become an expert and be able to easily control your flow.

Residual slobber after insertion

Residual slobber after the insertion of a menstrual cup is caused by the blood coating the vaginal walls sliding out. This blood is small and will be seen on the panty liner.

In order to minimize residual slobber, make sure you seal the cup well. This will prevent leakage, but sometimes residual slobber will occur. If you experience this problem, use a cloth or disposable liner.

Before inserting the menstrual cup, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. Then, position yourself in a comfortable position by sitting on the toilet or squatting. You can also use a wet wipe to clean the stem and grip rings. This will help you prevent residual slobber spotting. Try tugging at the base of the menstrual cup to test if the seal is secure. If the seal is good, it will slide smoothly into place.

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