Many women who use a menstrual cup for the first time wonder how deep to insert the menstrual cup. A logical question! Read the answer below.
How deep should you insert a menstrual cup?
Most women use tampons before making the switch to the menstrual cup. You insert tampons as far as possible until you can no longer push with your finger. They stay put in that place and you don't feel.
Inserting the menstrual cup is slightly different. You have to fold the cup first, so it can go in easily. Then you insert the cup.
The cup opens automatically when inserted at the correct height and then creates a vacuum. This keeps it in place. The position of the cup is slightly lower than that of a tampon, as you can see in the picture above.
Your menstrual cup is insterted correctly if you do not feel it. Please check if the cup fully opened. You can do this by feeling the bottm of the cup.
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However, every body is different. The length of the vagina and the position of the cervix differ from woman to woman. It is therefore a matter of trying. If you feel insecure at first and are afraid that you will leak, you can wear a pad or menstrual underwear for extra protection the first few times.
This is a good instructional video:
What happens if I insert my menstrual cup too low?
If you insert your cup too low, you will feel it. Moreover, it can not open and create a vacuum, which will cause leaking. Also, the stem might stick out, which is can be uncomfortable.
What happens if I insert my menstrual cup too high?
If you insert your cup too high, it can place itself next to the cervix. As a result, your blood runs down the cup and it does not collect anything. This will also cause leaking.
It is likely a little practice, but after a few times you will get the hang of it. The most important thing is that you check whether your cup is properly opened.