How to use a menstrual cup

Fairy Cup step-by-step guide

Remember to wash your hands using clean water and a mild soap, before inserting it.

Before first use

Before using your FairyCup for the first time you should sanities the cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Remember not to let the cup touch the bottom of the pot.

How to insert a Fairy cup


Remember to wash your hands using clean water and a mild soap, before inserting it.


There are many different folding methods so experiment and find the one that works for you.
Two of the most popular are: The Punch-Down Fold and the C-Fold.
When you’re inserting your menstrual cup, you need to keep it folded until it is inside of your vagina.


It’s important to relax your muscles when inserting your menstrual cup, so find a comfortable position.
You can lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or simply stand up. You’ll find the position that works best for you over time!
You might want to use water or a water-based lubricant to make insertion easier

Insert and release

cup-insert guide set 1
Insert the folded menstrual cup and once the entire cup is inside of you, remove your fingers and let it open up.
If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has unfolded and created the necessary suction seal.
If you’re in doubt, 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 or folds on the base of your menstrual cup and you’re not sure the suction seal has been created, then gently grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and rotate it to make it unfold. 
Once your menstrual cup is in place, try to pull the stem a bit, if you feel resistance, the suction seal has been created and the cup has been inserted correctly!
Menstrual cup in side body
In comparison with a tampon, the menstrual cup should be placed lower in the vaginal canal.
The stem should be completely inside of you. 
Cups use guide step 2
However, we’re all built differently and if the stem pokes out and annoys you, you can trim it (not while inserted).

Wear for up to 12 hours


Time for menstrual cup
One of the benefits of using a menstrual cup is that you can use it for up to 12 hours at a time so once inserted you can leave your cup in all day and night. 
Depending on how heavy your flow is, you may have to empty it more often than twice a day.
That’s why we recommend you empty your menstrual cup more often in the beginning to get to know the cup and your flow.

Remove of Cup

How to remove a Menstrual Cup

Menstrual cup remove guide


Again, start out by washing your hands with warm water and a mild soap. 


Find a comfortable position that works for you: lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or stand up. Being relaxed is essential, as removing your menstrual cup will be more difficult if you tense up.


When removing your menstrual cup, pull slightly on the stem until you can reach the base. Give the base of the cup a gentle pinch (or insert your index finger alongside it) to release the suction seal and ease it out.
Avoid removing your menstrual cup by pulling the stem as this might cause discomfort.
emity-menstrual Cup

Empty and Wash

Once you have removed your menstrual cup, empty the collected flow into the toilet or sink and rinse the cup with water (remember the air holes) and re-insert.
If you’re in a bathroom without access to clean water, you can use an Wipe or toilet paper to clean your cup and rinse it with water at a later time.

Empty and wash

When your menstrual cup is clean, re-insert it as  Step 1. 
However, if your period has ended: Boil the cup for 3-5 minutes in water or simply use an Wipe to disinfect it and store your cup in the bag.

Ask away

Frequently Asked Questions


You can bring some bottled water with you or use a disinfecting wipe . If you don’t have either, simply wipe it clean with toilet paper, reinsert and clean later.

No. When inserted correctly, the cup shouldn’t leak at all if it’s not completely full (and presuming you have the right size).

The material of the Fairy Menstrual Cup is tested to last for years. We recommend that you replace it if the material starts getting sticky or cracking.

Yes! Beside It is 100% Safe and Much better than pads. we’ve consulted with several gynecologists’.

According to several gynecologists, the short answer is: yes! Just make sure to break the suction seal before removing the cup.

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