Unlike disposable period products, the menstrual cup is reusable for years and has a minimal impact on the environment compared to pads and tampons.
Life with the cup is...
- Easy - No leaks, no worries - can be worn for up to 12 hours. Forget about your period during the day + night
- Healthy - No dryness, no infections – doesn't mess with your body
- Green - Lasts years, not hours - no constant waste or monthly purchases
- Medical Grade Silicone - OrganiCup is made of 100% medical-grade silicone, which is derived from quartz, a type of sand – the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s crust. They don’t offer coloured cups, thereby avoiding the use of colour additives.
- Organic Cotton - The cup’s storage bag is made of unbleached organic cotton – a material that promotes water conservation, cleaner air, better soil + farmer livelihoods.
BPA + Latex Free. AllergyCertified. Vegan.
- Mini - Recommended for teenagers or those who need a smaller size
- Capacity = 19ml
- Total Cup Length = 58mm
- Cup Diameter = 37mm
- Stem Length = 18mm
- A - Recommended for those who haven't given birth vaginally
- Capacity = 27ml
- Total Cup Length = 70mm
- Cup Diameter = 41mm
- Stem Length = 20mm
- B - Recommended for those who have given birth vaginally
- Capacity = 33ml
- Total Cup Length = 72mm
- Cup Diameter = 44mm
- Stem Length = 18mm
STEP 1 - Fold + insert.
- Wash- Remember to wash your hands using clean water and a mild soap, such as cup wash, before inserting it.
- Fold- There are many different folding methods so experiment and find the one that works for you. Two of the most popular are: The Punch-Down Fold and the C-Fold. When you’re inserting your menstrual cup, you need to keep it folded until it is inside of your vagina
- Relax - It’s important to relax your muscles when inserting your menstrual cup, so find a comfortable position. You can lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or simply stand up. You’ll find the position that works best for you over time! You might want to use water or a water-based lubricant to make insertion easier.
- Insert + Release - Insert the folded menstrual cup and once the entire cup is inside of you, remove your fingers and let it open up. If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has unfolded and created the necessary suction seal. If you’re in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds.
- Rotate - If you feel any dents or folds on the base of your menstrual cup and you’re not sure the suction seal has been created, then gently grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and rotate it to make it unfold. Once your menstrual cup is in place, try to pull the stem a bit, if you feel resistance, the suction seal has been created and the cup has been inserted correctly!
In comparison with a tampon, the menstrual cup should be placed lower in the vaginal canal. The stem should be completely inside of you. However, we’re all built differently and if the stem pokes out and annoys you, you can trim it (not while inserted).
STEP 2 - Wear for up to 12 hours.
One of the benefits of using a menstrual cup is that you can use it for up to 12 hours at a time so once inserted you can leave your cup in all day and night.
Depending on how heavy your flow is, you may have to empty it more often than twice a day.
That’s why we recommend you empty your menstrual cup more often in the beginning to get to know the cup and your flow.
The cup can contain more liquid than 3 super tampons.
STEP 3 - Empty, Rinse, Repeat.
- Wash - Again, start out by washing your hands with warm water and a mild soap.
- Relax- Find a comfortable position that works for you: lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or stand up. Being relaxed is essential, as removing your menstrual cup will be more difficult if you tense up.
- Remove - When removing your menstrual cup, pull slightly on the stem until you can reach the base. Give the base of the cup a gentle pinch (or insert your index finger alongside it) to release the suction seal and ease it out.
Avoid removing your menstrual cup by pulling the stem as this might cause discomfort.
- Empty + Wash- Once you have removed your menstrual cup, empty the collected flow into the toilet or sink and rinse the cup with water (remember the air holes) and re-insert.
If you’re in a bathroom without access to clean water, you can use a sanitizing wipe or toilet paper to clean your cup and rinse it with water at a later time.
- Re-insert or Store - When your menstrual cup is clean, re-insert it as outlined in Step 1.
However, if your period has ended: Boil the cup for 3-5 minutes in water or simply use a sanitizing wipe to disinfect it and store your cup in the cotton bag.
END OF LIFE: It is time to replace the cup if the material gets sticky or cracks. Dispose of the cup as household waste. The cotton bag is compostable.
Ethically made in Germany.