How to remove a stuck FemmyCycle
In the case that your FemmyCycle becomes stuck, the first thing that you must do is to RELAX your body, prior to making any more attempts towards removal. It is very understandable that having a stuck menstrual cup can be scary, however, the more that you panic, the more your body will tense up. When your body is tense, your vagina walls tighten and clamp even more around the menstrual cup; thus, making it very difficult and near impossible to remove. Please keep in mind that it could take several hours for your body to become fully relaxed.
The best way to remove a FemmyCycle that has gotten stuck is to wait until you are ready to have a bowel movement, and sit on the toilet. As you push, place your hand under your vagina in order to catch the FemmyCycle when it comes out. Otherwise, you could also RELAX and either lay on your back or squat as low to the floor as you can, and push.
Once the cup becomes closer to your vaginal opening, you can either continue to push until it is completely out, or you could grip and squeeze (if you are able to do so) the bottom of the cup, while your finger also holds the removal ring, then wiggle gently to until it comes out. However, please keep in mind that your pushing muscles are most engaged while you have a bowel movement.
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What is FemmyCycle?
FemmyCycle is a soft, medical grade silicone menstrual cup that collects your menstrual flow up to 12 hours. Unlike some other cups FemmyCycle has a non-spill design and a ring for easier removal.
How do I order the correct size FemmyCycle?
CHOOSING FEMMYCYCLE SIZE: When choosing which model of FemmyCycle is the right one for your use, you need to determine the distance from the vaginal opening to the cervix. Because the cervix moves down during menstruation, please measure during your period to get the most accurate measurement.
- To locate your cervix: Stand with one foot on the toilet seat and insert your index finger into your vagina:
- > If your finger is inserted as far as it will go and you do not feel your cervix, the best choice for you is the REGULAR FemmyCycle.
- > If your finger is inserted as far as will go, but you can just touch your cervix, the best choice for you is also the REGULAR FemmyCycle.
- In addition, The Regular size was also designed for women who have given birth or have heavier menstrual cycles.
- >If you are a teenager, a petite woman, has never been pregnant, or have lighter periods, please order the PETITE size (formerly called TEEN).
- If you can ONLY insert your finger until the SECOND knuckle, the best choice for you is the LOW CERVIX FemmyCycle.
- Note: However, FemmyCycle cannot be used with a very low cervix any lower than 2 knuckle lenghts (or less than 2″), or with any degree of prolapse.
- If you can touch your cervix when inserting ONLY one knuckle, then you are advised to DO NOT order FemmyCycle.
How to properly use the FemmyCycle
Insertion and positioning is everything when it comes to proper use of the FemmyCycle. First, fold the cup into a “C” (cup will be shaped like a tampon) and insert with the fold facing down.
Once inserted the cup will open up on its own as much as it needs to. Do not worry about it not unfolding all the way, it will still function properly and catch the blood. The FemmyCycle is designed to not open fully inside the vagina. Only insert until the removal strap sitting inside the vaginal opening or resting on the vaginal opening. It is even OK if it hangs out a little, as this will make removal easier and ensure that the cup isn’t too close to your cervix. If the cup sits too close to your cervix it may cause suction, leaking, or difficulty in removing. Upon removal, secure removal strap by hooking one finger into it, then wiggle cup until completely removed. Warning: DO NOT pull cup directly out (may cause suction). You can even squeeze the bottom of the cup to break the suction.
How do I Prevent and Release Suction of the FemmyCycle?
1st keep in mind that FemmyCycle MUST be placed BELOW the cervix WITHOUT touching it.
When folding the cup for insertion, compress ONLY the rim not the body of the cup to keep AIR inside the cup. The Tulip or the punch down fold, holds more air than the “C” fold. Either way, keep the opening of the fold towards the back. Insert it very slowly and Stop inserting once the removal ring has entered the vaginal opening. However, if suction does still occur while inserted,
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Is FemmyCycle easy to clean?
FemmyCycle is easy to clean, and you have a few options. Usually, soap and hot water is sufficient enough. However,if you would prefer to take it a step further, Simply empty the contents into the toilet and use liquid soap and warm water to clean the cup, then rinse thoroughly.
You can also sterilize FemmyCycle twice a month, before and after your period by soaking the cup in a white vinegar (or bleach) with hot water (1 part vinegar or bleach (25%), and 3 parts water (75%))for 30 minutes, also rinse thoroughly afterwards.
You also have the option to boil the cup for 5 minutes; however, try to limit this process to once per month or even once every other month so that you don’t compromise the silicone or functionality of the FemmyCycle. Otherwise, soap and warm water would be completely sufficient enough; however, DO NOT ever put it in the microwave.
In addition, We also carry a cleaner that is especially designed to clean menstrual cups. It thoroughly cleans the menstrual blood from the cup and removes any other bacteria. While it is also lightweight and discrete. If you would like to check it out, you can do so by visiting: https://femmycycle.com/product/femmycycle-cleaner/
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Will I feel FemmyCycle while using it?
Not at all. FemmyCycle is very comfortable and discreet as a tampon.
Does FemmyCycle leak overnight?
FemmyCycle has 12 hour leak protection so it’s very effective for overnight use.
What is the size and holding capacity of FemmyCycle?
FemmyCycle measures about 2 inches long per 1.5 inches wide (5cm long x 4cm wide) and has the capacity of holding 0.5oz- 1 oz. (15cc- 30cc) of menstrual fluid.
The average menstrual flow during an entire period is about 1-1.5 oz. (30-45 ml) or roughly 2 to 3 tablespoons, thus, you can be assured that FemmyCycle can effectively collect the menstrual flow for up to 12 hours. FemmyCycle comes in three sizes (Regular, Low Cervix and Petite (formerly called Teen)) to accommodate almost all women.
How is FemmyCycle different from other menstrual cups?
FemmyCycle has a unique design and lid that keeps the menstrual flow inside the cup no matter how you move, and a ring for easy removal. Also, unlike many other menstrual cups, FemmyCycle does not have any holes at the rim, is transparent, and has no other imprinting or coloring that might make the cup harder to clean. It has no engraving in order to avoid any possibility of creating a place for bacteria or viruses to hide.
How long does FemmyCycle last before I must replace it?
FemmyCycle can last up to two years with proper care.
Why do I need to replace FemmyCycle each year or two while other menstrual cups can last up to 10 years?
It is well established that some yeast or fungal organisms can grow on silicone devices and cause persistent yeast infections. Using a new FemmyCycle each year will minimize the possibility of fungal growth. Even with a yearly replacement, FemmyCycle is still more economical and environmentally friendly than pads or tampons.
Can I have intercourse while using FemmyCycle?
It is not recommended to have penetrative intercourse while using FemmyCycle.
Can I use FemmyCycle if I am using an IUD?
Do blood clots obstruct the opening of FemmyCycle lid?
Not at all. The blood in its fluid state can get into the hole of the lid, even if it is folded. Also softer blood clots can get squeezed into the opening of the lid due to the vacuum effect inside the cup. Cleaning FemmyCycle is easy even with big blood clots.
Will I notice odor when I am using FemmyCycle?
You won’t notice odor, nor will anyone else.
Can I return FemmyCycle if I cannot learn how to use it?
Unfortunately, FemmyCycle cannot be returned; however, we are available to answer any questions that might help you use it more effectively.
Have other questions? Contact us! We’re here to help.