Where Should a Menstrual Cup Sit & How to Insert It

Where Should a Menstrual Cup Sit & How to Insert It

Navigating the world of menstrual cups can be overwhelming, with questions about proper positioning and insertion being common concerns. At AllMatters, we're dedicated to addressing these concerns, offering comprehensive guides and ensuring you find the menstrual care product that's right for you. Before diving into our guide, don’t forget to use code "beginner" for a 20% discount on your first order.

How to Wear a Menstrual Cup

Positioning and inserting a menstrual cup correctly is essential for both comfort and functionality. The cup should sit lower than a tampon would, but it will vary depending on one's anatomy. Here are some general steps:

  1. Start with clean hands.
  2. Fold your menstrual cup in a manner you find easiest, such as the C-fold or punch down fold.
  3. With a relaxed posture, insert the folded cup, aiming towards the base of your spine.
  4. Once inserted, ensure the cup opens up completely. You can do this by gently twisting or adjusting its position.
  5. Remember, the cup should form a seal with the vaginal walls to prevent any leaks.

For a deeper dive, head over to our specific guide on how to use a menstrual cup.

FAQs about Menstrual Cups

  1. How Does a Menstrual Disc Work? Unlike menstrual cups that collect menstrual flow, a disc sits at the base of the cervix and captures it. Check out our post comparing the menstrual cup and the menstrual disc to determine which suits you better.

  2. How to Stop My Menstrual Cup from Leaking? Proper positioning is crucial. If you’re having issues, revisit our guide on how to use a menstrual cup or read about common menstrual cup misconceptions and questions.

  3. Is It Wrong to Leave a Menstrual Cup in for More Than 12 Hours? While menstrual cups can be worn up to 12 hours, it's essential to empty, rinse, and reinsert them at least twice a day to avoid potential health risks.

  4. How to Convince My Mom to Let Me Get Menstrual Cups? Share our blog on the environmental reasons to switch or the detailed pros and cons of menstrual cups.

  5. Do I Need to Remove a Menstrual Cup Before Peeing? No, the menstrual cup doesn't interfere with urinating. However, if you feel pressure when peeing, ensure your cup is positioned correctly.

  6. Why Use a Menstrual Cup Instead of a Period Pad? Menstrual cups are eco-friendly, cost-effective, and provide longer protection. Explore our post on ditching the tampon: a guide to the best menstrual products for a complete breakdown.

  7. What Happens If You Leave Your Menstrual Cup In Too Long? Overextending the use can increase the risk of bacterial infections. Always adhere to recommended usage times.

  8. How to Go Swimming on Your Period? With the right menstrual products like cups or period underwear, swimming is hassle-free.

... and many more. Visit our AllMatters period FAQs for a comprehensive list of questions and answers.


Making an informed choice is essential for personal comfort and the environment. Whether you’re considering period underwear or menstrual cups, AllMatters ensures you have all the information at your fingertips. Join us on our journey to make period care easier, sustainable, and comfortable for everyone.

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