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By: FemmyCycle

So you’ve made the decision to switch to a menstrual cup but now you’re feeling a bit squeamish. It’s understandable. Menstrual cups require you to get reeeeal up close and personal.

But, believe us when we say that the biggest hurdle you must overcome is mental, not physical. There’s a whole lot of benefits that await you once you’ve made the switch.

Whether you’re just embarking on your menstrual cup journey or are already a seasoned vet, these tips can and have helped people all over the world overcome the menstrual cup learning curve. We promise it’s worth the journey.

1. Get to Know Your Body

With so many menstrual cup options, how can you tell which cup is right for you? Our guide helps you understand your cervix height to better determine which FemmyCycle menstrual cup will have the most comfortable fit. This process includes inserting a clean finger into your vagina to locate and determine the height of your cervix. Since your cervix height will fluctuate throughout the course of your cycle, we recommend checking during, or right before your period to find the cup that will fit best while you’re menstruating.

2. Do Your Research 

No two bodies are exactly the same, so it may require some trial and error to find the cup that works best for you. There are plenty of publicly available resources like video tutorials, Q&As, and online communities with tons of insight. Do you have a heavy flow? Low cervix? We recommend doing some research and using our menstrual cup sizing guide as a starting point to determine the ideal cup for your anatomy and needs. If you’re still unsure which cup will work best, check out our multi-pack option so you can try them all!

3. Determine Which Fold Works for You

FemmyCycle menstrual cup instructions provide different fold options for your cup. It may take a few cycles to get the hang of which fold provides you with leak-free protection and comfortable insertion and removal. Be sure to try out the different folds to see which fit works best.

4.Remember to BREATHE – and Relax!

If you find yourself tensing up when the time comes to remove your FemmyCycle menstrual cup, take a break and try again in 30-60 minutes. Seriously. Walk around, meditate, jam out to your favorite song…whatever you need to relax and try again later. Remember, your cup isn’t going anywhere, and it’s definitely not worth losing your sanity.

Bonus Tip – Remember to relax during insertion as well!

5. Remember Your “Why”

The decision to switch to a menstrual cup is a personal one, and whatever your reason(s) may be, keep these at the forefront of your mind as you’re riding the menstrual cup learning curve. Maybe your “why” is sustainability and minimizing waste, or maybe it’s because you don’t know what chemicals have been added to the cotton that collects, rather than absorbs, your menstrual fluid in conventional products. Perhaps you want the convenience of up to 12 hours of leak-free protection for those times when you don’t have access to a trashcan or toilet. Whatever your reason, remembering your “why” will make the experience of test-driving menstrual cups so much more rewarding.

And you’re off! Have more questions, want some inspiration, need a pep talk, or simply want to chat? Be sure to reach out to us on our social media channels or contact us at