Frequently Asked Questions
The dividing line between normal and heavy flow is 80 ml during your periods. The great thing about a cup is no matter how heavy your flow is there is no limit to the amount of times you can empty and re-insert it. So you will always be completely prepared.
There is a full guide to measuring your cervix height in the 'How to' section.
To find your cervix, wash your hands and then simply insert your index finger into your vagina and feel for a bulb that feels similar to touching the end of your nose. How far your finger is inserted will show you how high your cervix sits.
This can be done by placing in a pan of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, ensuring the cup doesn't touch the bottom of the pan as this will damage the cup.
This all depends on your cervix height, generally it sits lower than a tampon because it has to sit under your cervix. It sits completely inside the vagina and you should not be able to feel it. You might even forget your on your period, its that comfortable.
Our cup should not be worn during penetrative sexual intercourse, and cannot be used as a method of contraception.
One of the best things about a cup is that they can hold up to 3 times as much blood as a tampon, so you can go longer between changing/ emptying. And depending on how heavy your flow is can be worn up to 12 hours at a time.
When changing it, you more you do it the quicker and easier it becomes, so you can easily do it in your speedy loo break.
A menstrual cup is made from silicone and can be folded and inserted into the vagina it unfolds and sits snugly inside collecting the blood, you simply remove and empty as many times as you need to for the flow you have.
When you insert your cup it creates a seal against the wall of the vagina.
How often you empty it depends on your flow, your cup won’t overflow as such because of the seal. It could however slip slightly and leak, if this happens simply empty more regularly.
Concerns about your cup getting stuck are really normal.How high your cup sits depends on how high your cervix is, if you have a high cervix your cup may be slightly trickier to remove but go into a deep squat pose, this will encourage your cup to move down by lengthening you pelvic floor, bearing down can contribute to weakening of your pelvic floor, if you need to bear down do so gently as if passing wind.