Menstrual Cup: Easier, Healthier, Smarter Period Experience

OrganiCup, Menstrual Cup: Easier, Healthier, Smarter Period Experience.

How does it work?
OrganiCup is a menstrual cup made from 100% medical grade soft silicone. Unlike pads and tampons that absorb menstrual flow, the small and flexible cup will simply collect it. This means that no unnecessary vaginal fluids will be absorbed. This eliminates irritation and dryness while ensuring that the natural pH balance is kept intact.

OrganiCup is available in two sizes

Size A: For those who have not given birth vaginally

Size B: For those who have given birth vaginally

The difference between size A and B is very small (size A is 0,4 cm smaller than size B) but still it is very important to use the proper size to prevent leakage.

The vagina is 100% unique to the individual and the cup will never be a ‘one size fits all’ product. Therefore, we have chosen before and after vaginal birth as the primary factor because even if you might not notice a difference after having given birth vaginally things have changed and your vagina will probably not return completely to its pre-birth shape, which is completely fine.

How do I know when OrganiCup is full?

Depending on your menstrual flow, OrganiCup should be emptied once every 8-12 hours. We recommend that you empty it once every 4-6 hours in the beginning so you can get to know your flow and see how quickly it fills up. If your OrganiCup is still not full after 4-6 hours, you can let it stay in for longer for next time.

Removing the OrganiCup

To remove your OrganiCup, simply pinch the bottom of the cup to release the vacuum, then slowly wiggle it back and forth in a downwards motion until you can remove your OrganiCup completely. 

After removing the OrganiCup, give it a quick wash with a perfume free and pH neutral soap such as OrganiWash and tap water, and reinsert it. After your period has finished, you should sterilise the OrganiCup in boiling water. 

How do I clean it?
During menstruation, you must simply rinse your OrganiCup with water when you empty the cup and before reinsertion. You don’t need to sterilise your cup between uses while on your period.

You will need to sterilise your OrganiCup after your period:

In a pot, boil the OrganiCup in water for 5-7 minutes.
If you don’t have access to boiling water:

Use OrganiWipes, which are made specifically for disinfecting your cup when you don’t have access to boiling water.
How do I remove staining/discolouration from my OrganiCup?
Discolouration of your OrganiCup is due to the residual build-up and it is very normal. However, it is possible to make it look “as new” again with the following steps:

Buy some hydrogen peroxide 2% either online or in your local pharmacy/drugstore
In a bowl, mix 1/2 water and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide. Submerge the cup and leave it overnight in the mixture.
This should make your cup appear almost as new. Just remember to clean it thoroughly before use!

Menstrual Cup Beginner Tips
Menstrual cups have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, and most cup users will recommend it.
The learning curve, however, can be a bit more tedious than that of pads and tampons. So, if you’ve tried the cup once or twice and are already thinking “this does not work for me” – don’t give up just yet! After a couple of cycles most cup users will figure it out by trying different folding and insertion techniques and thereby becoming permanent cup converts!

First step, RELAX!

Schedule a day where you can stay at home and relax to try out your cup for the first time. Taking a shower before or while trying to insert it the first time can be a good idea, as your pelvic floor muscles will be relaxed and therefore make insertion of the cup easier.

Inserting the menstrual cup

Find a position for inserting the cup – you can lie down on your back, squat down, sit on the toilet or simply stand up. You will find the position that works best for you over time!
Fold your cup with your preferred folding technique and insert! (we recommend the punch down fold or 7-fold since these folds will have the smallest diameter) When inserting the cup, keep it angled downwards towards your tail bone.
When the entire cup is inside of you, simply remove your fingers and let it pop open. Sometimes a “pop” or suction sound can be heard which means the cup has folded out completely. If in doubt, reach up and feel around the base of the cup – it should be round or oval once inserted. If you feel any dents or folds on the base with your finger, it means that it has not folded out. You can use water or water based lubricant to make insertion easier.

When in place, try to pull down on the stem a bit, if you feel some resistance the vacuum has been created and the cup has been placed successfully!

Women with a strong pelvic floor muscle or high cervix will experience that the cup naturally finds its own optimal position after insertion. Some women also find that the cup will sit high in the cervix after insertion which is totally fine, however, removal may take more practice.

A good tip when inserting the cup is to relax your jaw muscles – believe it or not, relaxing your jaw affects your pelvic floor muscles as well.

If you find the stem uncomfortable after a couple of tries, you can cut it shorter. Some women remove the stem completely.

Removing the menstrual cup

When it’s time to remove the cup, you should start by washing your hands and relax your pelvic floor muscles. Then either sit down on the toilet seat or squat as this will shorten your vaginal canal and push the cup further down, making it easier to reach and remove.
Try to remove the cup while taking a shower to avoid a possible mess. When reaching the stem of the cup, simply break the seal by squeezing the bottom until you hear the vacuum releasing itself. Then gently “wiggle” the cup back and forth until it has been completely removed.
Empty the contents into the toilet and wash the cup with cold running water and make sure to clean the air holes as well before reinserting.

Information Source on 2018.08.26

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