Menstrual Cup Tips for Beginners
3. Securing the Cup In Place
When inserting the cup, do not push it all the way in. Stop at the end of the fold usually near the rim where you can control pressing it until there is enough air to pop your menstrual cup inside.
I do this a lot and it helps me seal the cup inside so it will not cause leakage later. You can twist and turn the cup, press the bottom rim repeatedly or put your finger around to make sure that the cup has been unfolded inside.
Before you push it all in, grab the rim on both side and try to pull out your cup a bit. If you feel resistance, that means the cup has been sealed correctly and then push the cup all the way in.
This part is probably the hardest to master as there are lots of women who just can't get it right including myself. It took me hours in the bathroom when I felt that I didn't seal it properly. This is the part where I want to give up already! I am anxious that if it's not sealed enough it will leak and that is going to be really embarrassing.