Here you will find out what you need to know about using a menstrual cup. 

Next up, we’ll go into details with the different steps (with images and tips) and we’ve also included our step-by-step instructional video below that has already over 2 million views on YouTube.

Let’s get started. 



Here are five simple steps on how to use a menstrual cup:


1. Sterilize the cup 

Before the first use, sterilize the cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.


2. Fold and insert the folded cup

There are many ways to fold the cup, we recommend the Punch Down fold and the C-Fold as below. Once the entire cup is inside of you, simply let it pop open.  

Punch Down Fold
Punch Down Fold
Organicup C Fold 
C Fold

3. Check if the cup is unfolded

Reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds. If you feel any dents, gently grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and rotate it to make it unfold.


4. Remove the menstrual cup

Pull slightly on the stem while using your abdominal muscles to push the OrganiCup downwards until you can reach the base. 

Give the base of the cup a pinch to release the suction and ease it out. Avoid removing your menstrual cup by pulling the stem as this might cause discomfort.


5. Empty and re-insert. 

It may take you a few days or a few periods to become comfortable with the cup. Experiment with different folding and insertion techniques – and don’t worry, you’ll soon become a dedicated cup convert!!!