How To Use A Menstrual Cup

menstrual cupIf you do not know what a menstrual cup is, it is basically a reusable product made of silicon that looks like a cup with a stem attached to it. This product is an eco-friendly alternative to tampons.

In a previous post, I explained some of the fantastic benefits of using reusable menstrual products, which you can read more about HERE!

If you are new to menstrual cups and want to try using one, in this article, you will learn all about the different folds that you can do for menstrual cup insertion.

Keep in mind that your first time of using a menstrual cup might not go so smoothly. It can take several tries before you can get it right.

How To Use A Menstrual Cup

In the below video, Meagan from Gladrags will demonstrate a few common folds on a Moon Cup that you can do yourself. A variety of silicon cups can be purchased online at GladRags. There are all kinds of silicon cups available such as Lunette Cup, Moon Cup, and The Keeper.

Where And How To Buy Menstrual Cup

The best place to find menstrual cups is online. You can find all types of brands at Amazon, which is located on the right panel for your convenience.

But if you want to know more about proper care of your menstrual cup, such as how to clean menstrual cup after use, menstrual cup size information, and materials and manufacturing etc, you can visit GladRags by clicking on the below image.


Choosing to use reusable menstrual cups is really a personal choice. But I do recommend them because they are better for the environment and our body compared to tampons.

For the newbies, I hope you have found this article useful and on your way to discovering which of those folds of the cup you would feel comfortable with. It does take time to get use to a new product.

Menstrual cups will last you up to 10 years, so it’s well worth experimenting with it and letting your body get use to it.

Do you think you will replace your tampons with this reusable silicon cup? Would love to hear your thoughts. Please leave your comments below.


  1. Emily says:

    well i have to say that I had no idea what menstrual cups were and my first thought was “ewwww what is that”? lol! Sorry had to say it! Watching the video did not help the “ewww” feeling. I can certainly understand how much better it is for the environment and I am normally all for eco-friendly products. However, I do not see myself using them… It does seem like a great investment though but I just don’t see myself using it

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Emily, thanks for your honest comment. Yes, I do agree that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are people who would not mind giving these cups a go. :)

  2. Megan says:

    I’ve been using one for almost a year, and I use the Diva Cup. Your info is great, and I’ll be trying a couple of different things because of reading your post. Thanks for posting!

  3. Gary says:

    As a guy I have no interest in using these products. But since the cup was introduced a while back I have had a question about it. I’ve knows a number of young women when they went through their teen years and lovely as they are they tend to be a bit forgetful and irresponsible. A pad or something with a string hanging out reminds them to take care of business. But something very comfortable that is invisible might not. Have you heard any reports of women who simply forget, for days, or weeks, that they have this thing inside them?


    • Teresa says:

      That’s a very good question Gary. I would assume that if someone had left this cup in there for weeks, then perhaps there might be some leakage of blood from the cup if it is too full. And also it would not be good if she plans on having sex. The partner would be able to feel it. Might not be a comfortable experience. I honestly don’t believe that a girl would forget that she’s having her period. But, I could be wrong :)

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