How to Use a Menstrual Cup: 6 Easy Step-by-Step-Guide 2019



Today you're going to learn how to use EvaCup in 6 easy step-by-step guide.

You may have heard of menstrual cup, and is probably asking yourself: What exactly is it and how does it work? For many women who have never used a cup, using one for the first time can seem scary and uncomfortable.

However, using it is actually simple, quick, and easy – you just need some time to be able to adjust to the process of using it.



Menstrual Cup Benefits

There are several reasons why you might want to switch from using pads and tampons to menstrual cups:

  • First, it’s Eco-friendly. Modern cups are durable, reusable, and designed to last at least 10 years.
  • Second, it’s cheaper. Pads and tampons can have significant costs since you have to keep on buying them every time you have your period, while you only have to purchase a menstrual cup once!
  • Finally, evacup are more hygienic compared to tampons and pads, because your skin won’t be in direct contact with your period blood while you’re wearing your cup.


How to Use EvaCup Video Tutorial 

 

  

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EASY STEPS TO MASTER EVACUP


Step-1: Sterilize the Unit

boiling menstrual cup

On the first day of use, wash the EvaCup with water and mild soap, before boiling it in a pot of water for 5-10 minutes. 

 

Step-2: Wash Your Hands

wash hands

Wash your hands before further handling. Cleanliness is the key to safely using any menstruation cup.

 

Step-3: Menstrual Cup Folds

Select a folding method that you feel comfortable. Then Grip the walls of your EvaCup with your thumb and forefinger together, so the stem faces your palm and the opening faces you. 


The C Fold

1. Start with an open cup

2. Pinch the cup closed

3. Fold in half (making a U/C/Heart Shape)

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evacup c fold 2

 

The 7 Fold

1. Start with an open cup

2. Fold half of the rim over

the 7 fold

the 7 fold 2

 

The Punch Down Fold

1. Start with an open cup

2. Push the rim down to the base

3. Pinch together so it doesn't spring open

punch down fold

punch down fold 2

The Origami Fold

1. Start with an open cup

2. Push the rim down half way into the cup

3. Bring one top corner diagonally down to the opposite bottom corner

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origami fold 2

origami fold 3

Step-4: Hold

hold the cup

Grip the walls of your EvaCup with your thumb and forefinger together, so the stem faces your palm and the opening faces you.

 

Step-5: Insert and Rotate

inserting evacup rotating the cup

  • To insert the EvaCup, relax your muscles. Either sit, squat, or stand (whatever is most comfortable).
  • Spread your labia with your other hand to help you ease your cup into your vagina.
  • Water or water-based lubricant helps in inserting the EvaCup.
  • The cup should sit lower than a tampon and it will create a light suction that prevents leaks or anything from escaping.
  • You may gently rotate the cup to ensure that it is fully open.
  • Every person is unique; take your time and find the best possible position for you.

 

 

Step-6: EvaCup Removal

 menstrual cup removal

  • Before removing your cup, wash your hands.
  • Gently pull the stem of the EvaCup until you can feel the base.
  • Break the seal (suction) by pinching the base. Please note it's important to break the seal before removal so it would not be painful. There is the possibility an IUD can be dislodged if removing without breaking the seal. 
  • When you feel the suction release, use a slow side-to-side motion to dislodge your cup.
  • Pushing your pelvic muscles aids the process.

 

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How to Clean and Store a Menstrual Cup

There are a few different ways to clean and your EvaCup:

  1. Wash your cup with mild unscented soap and rinse throughly.
  2. Use a toothbrush to clean out the air holes beneath the rim of your cup. Do not use sharp objects (toothpicks, safety pins, etc.), which can puncture it.
  3. Let your cup dry and store it at a room temperature.
  4. When not in use, keep your evacup in a breathable pouch (supplied with your purchase).

Why EvaCup is Better than Tampons?

Tampons EvaCup
One time use only Reusable 
Could cause irritation and allergies Made of 100% medical graded silicone, low risk of allergy
Contains pesticide and bleach Free of harmful chemical 
Tampons absorb menstrual fluids along with natural secretions, reducing vaginal moisture. Never
Tampons absorb menstrual fluids along with natural secretions, reducing vaginal moisture. Only collects menstrual fluids, will not cause any irritation
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) possibility Low risk of TSS
Average 240+ tampons each year, (9,600 in a lifetime*) 3 to 5 cups in a lifetime
Average $120+ per year* $30 or less per cup
Average $5,600 in a lifetime* $90 to $150 in a lifetime

  

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EvaCup has benefits that far outweigh the initial discomfort that you may experience at the beginning. Yes, you will need some time to be able to get used to the process of using and cleaning your menstrual cup, but once you get used to it, it’s a game changer!