OrganiCup - the award-winning menstrual cup that replaces pads and tampons.
OrganiCup is made purely of soft, allergy- friendly silicone, free of bleach, glue, perfume, lotion or indeed anything that doesn’t belong inside your body.
Chemical-free and with minimal risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome
How does the OrganiCup Work?
STEP 1: FOLD AND INSERT
OrganiCup unfolds to form a light vacuum keeping it securely in place. It won’t fall out (not even if you do a triple somersault). Due to the vacuum, the menstrual blood won’t come into contact with air so no odor issues, ultra hygienic and antibacterial.
STEP 2: WEAR
Wear all-day and all-night. Up to 12 hours leak free with no dryness or irritation. OrganiCup can contain 3 times more than pads and tampons, which means most people just need to empty it morning and evening so no interruptions during the day. Or night. And did you know that about ¼ of the fluids absorbed by a tampon are natural and necessary vaginal secretions? OrganiCup only collects, thus eliminating irritation and dryness while ensuring the natural pH-balance is kept intact.
STEP 3: EMPTY, RINSE AND RE-USE
Lasts years, not hours and that means huge savings for you and for our planet . Think of the constant waste produced by plastic based pads and tampons. An average woman uses 11.000 pads or tampons during a lifetime. OrganiCup means 30 grams of waste instead of 30 kgs.
9 out of 10 people who try it, continue to use it.
Which size should I use?
OrganiCup is available in two sizes:
Size A: For women who have not given birth vaginally
Size B: For women who have given birth vaginally
The difference between size A and B is very small (size A is 0,4 cm smaller than size B) but still it is very important to use the proper size to prevent leakage.
We recommend the size B OrganiCup if you have given birth vaginally, because as we give birth, the hips will naturally widen and the vaginal muscles will lose elasticity.
If you consider yourself “petite” and find it hard and uncomfortable to use regular sized tampons, the size A OrganiCup may be best suited for you, even though you have given birth vaginally.
Menstrual cups have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, and most cup users will recommend it and say they consider the cup the best answer to their period essentials and wonder why they didnt start earlier. The learning curve however, can be a bit more tedious than that of pads and tampons. So, if you’ve tried the cup once or twice and are thinking “this does not work for me” don’t give up just yet! After a couple of cycles of trial-and-error, most cup users will figure it out by trying different folding and insertion techniques and thereby becoming permanent cup converts!
First step, RELAX!
Schedule a day where you can stay at home and relax to try out your cup for the first time. Taking a shower before or while trying to insert It first time can be a good idea, as your pelvic floor muscles will be relaxed and therefore making insertion of the cup easier.
Find a position for inserting the cup – you can either lie down on your back, squat down, sit on the toilet or simply stand up. You will find the position that works best for you over time!
Fold your cup with your preferred folding technique and insert! (we recommend the punch down fold or 7-fold since these folds will have the smallest diameter) When inserting the cup, keep it angled downwards towards your tail bone.
When the entire cup is inside of you, simply remove your fingers and let it pop open. Sometimes a “pop” or suction sound can be heard which means that the cup has folded out completely. If in doubt, reach up and feel around the base of the cup – It should be round or oval once inserted. If you feel any dents or folds on the base with your finger, it means that it has not folded out. Remember to use water or water based lubricant to make insertion easier.
When in place, try to pull the stem a bit. If you feel some resistance, the vacuum has been created and the cup has been placed successfully!
Women with a strong pelvic floor muscle or high cervix will experience that the cup naturally finds its own optimal position after insertion. Some women also find that the cup will “sit” high in the cervix after insertion which is totally fine, however, removal may take more practice.
A good tip when insertion the cup is to relax your jaw muscles – believe it or not, relaxing your jaw affects your pelvic floor muscles as well.
If you find the stem uncomfortable after a couple of tries, you can cut it shorter. Some women remove the stem completely
When it’s time to remove the cup, you should start by washing your hands and relax your pelvic floor muscles. Then either sit down on the toilet seat or squat as this will shorten your vaginal canal and push the cup further down, making it easier to reach and remove.
Try to remove the cup while taking a shower to avoid a possible mess. When reaching the stem of the cup, simply break the seal by squeezing the bottom until you hear the vacuum releasing itself. Then gently “wiggle” the cup back and forth until it has been completely removed.
Empty the contents into the toilet and wash the cup with cold running water and make sure to clean the air holes as well before reinserting.