First, let's get to know the anatomy of the Tampax Menstrual Cup.
There are a few ways to insert the Tampax Menstrual cup, and for most people, it takes a few tries to find the one that works best for you.
So wash your hands, relax, and take your time.
C-Fold: A perfect place to start for the first-timer.
Punchdown fold: A little trickier than the C-fold, but it makes the tip of the cup more comfortable to insert.
7-Fold: Makes the tip of the cup pretty small. You'll want to make sure the cup has opened up all the way once it's inserted.
Once it's inserted, the cup opens up and forms a seal with the walls of the vagina. This keeps the cup from leaking.
To make sure it's forming a seal, try rotating the cup in a circle or gently pull on the stem.
Your cup will stay put and collect fluid for up to 12 hours, and you won’t even notice it's there. Yes, it really is that easy.
First thing’s first: Don't worry, your menstrual cup will never get lost inside you.
Just like inserting your cup, it might take you a few tries to remove it. That's ok! Follow these steps and remember to take a deep breath and stay relaxed.
Step 1: Insert your fingers into your vagina and feel for the stem of the cup. Don't pull on it quite yet.
Step 2: Use your abs and pelvic muscles to push the cup towards the entrance of your vagina.
Step 3: While bearing down, pinch the base of the cup on the ridges (not the stem). This breaks the seal. While pinching, pull the cup out of your vagina. Dump the contents in the sink, toilet, or shower.
Caring for your Tampax Menstrual Cup the right way helps keep you safe and your cup in tip-top shape, so you'll be able to reuse it over and over.
First time using your cup? Make sure you sanitize it by boiling it for 5-10 minutes.
Wash your cup with a gentle, unscented soap every time you change it.
At the end of your cycle, be sure to sanitize your cup, dry it completely, and keep it safely stored in your carrying case.