So you’ve just gotten your brand new Me Luna Cup and are probably wondering how to use it? You’ve come to the right place! We’re going to give you the quick rundown on everything you need to know about using the Meluna Cup.
Before we get started, if you’re looking for more general information about this popular menstrual cup, then you’ll want to check our full MeLuna Cup Review.
How to Use the Me Luna Cup
Here are a few simple steps for using your new Meluna Cup.
Wash your Hands, and the Cup
The first thing you should do when you get your new menstrual cup is to wash it well with a mild soap and water. You could also use a special menstrual cup wash if you’d like.
Be sure to wash your hands well before handling the cup. This helps to prevent things like yeast infections or BV.
Fold the Me Luna Cup
The next step is to fold your menstrual cup. There are a few different options for doing this. You can experiment and see what works best for your menstrual cup and body type.
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Insert the Cup
Once you’ve folded your menstrual cup, insert it into your vagina. There are a few positions that could work for you:
- Sitting on the toilet
- Standing up
- Putting one foot up on the edge of the bathtub
- Squatting down
The key is to point your Meluna Menstrual Cup back and down towards your tailbone, and not up towards the sky.
You can usually tell when it’s inserted correctly because it’ll pop open. If it doesn’t, you can wiggle it around, or turn it one direction and then the other until it does.
If that fails, take the cup out, try a different fold and insert it again.
What is my Cup is Leaking?
The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s quite normal for a cup to leak when you first start using it. Seriously. Don’t even worry about it.
It takes most people 3-4 cycles to really get the hang of using one. And even then, many people continue to wear pads with their cup just in case of leaking.
During this time, try using some different folds, or twisting and turning the cup once it’s inside of you to get it to fully open.
You also have to point it back and down towards your tailbone and not up towards the sky in order to get it into the correct position.
If you find that it leaks after this breaking in period, then you may have the wrong cup size. It could be too big and won’t seal to the walls of your vagina. Or, it could be too small and isn’t able to expand fully.
Remove the Meluna Cup and Wash It
You shouldn’t leave a menstrual cup in for more than 12 hours. You may have to empty it sooner than that if you have a heavy flow though.
Remove a menstrual cup by squeezing in at the base with two fingers to break the suction seal. If you can’t reach the base, pull down gently on the stem or ring until you can.
Empty the cup into the toilet or sink, and then wash it before reinserting it.
Sterilize at the End of your Cycle and Storage
The company suggests boiling your Me Luna Cup in a pot of boiling water on the stove for three minutes to disinfect it. Be sure to keep a close eye on things so that you cup doesn’t stick to the bottom or edges of the pot. This is the easiest way to ruin your expensive menstrual cup!
Store it in the cloth bag that came with it between cycles, NEVER in an airtight container.
If you need some more details about using the Meluna Cup, you’ll want to check this out: 10 Quick Tips for Using the Meluna Cup.
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