Removing your MyCup™ Menstrual Cup:
Removing your MyCup™ menstrual cup can seem a little daunting at first but with a little practice you will have it mastered in no time. Just remember that the stem is mainly used for locating the position of the cup for easy removal. Give yourself time to get to know your cup!
- Wash your hands
- Find a comfortable position. Some people find sitting on the toilet with their legs open and pelvis tipped upwards to assist in opening the entrance of the vagina. Or a sitting position where you can bear down with your muscles to push the cup out over the toilet.
- Locate the end of the stem of your MyCup™ and use your muscles to gently push your cup down until you can reach the base of the cup with your fingers.
- Grasp the base of the cup and squeeze the cup to help release the suction seal, then carefully ease it out.
Your cup is stuck!: This actually can happen! Don’t worry, RELAX! The biggest problem with not being able to remove your cup is that when you worry about it your muscles tense up and make it harder to remove. Try to find a comfortable position and relax, take a few deep breaths. Squat or sit and bear down to encourage the cup to move down towards your vaginal opening. Once the stem is within reach gently wiggle your cup side to side until you can reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of your cup to release the seal and gently remove. Call us if you need a calm voice to guide you through!
My menstrual cup is too slippery! . Yes this can happen when you are a first time cup user. It is just a case of getting the hang of the technique of removing your cup. It is a learning curve and the more often you remove it the better your technique gets. Make sure you grab the base of the cup where the “leaf indentations” are, this should provide you with the grip you need to remove the cup. If you are grabbing too high the cup will appear more slippery.