“yikes, that looks big, how on earth do I get that up my vagina?”
Let’s Get Started (the how to guide)
Yes, the first time you see them you could be forgiven for thinking “yikes, that looks big, how on earth do I get that up my vjayjay?” But as we all know, looks can be deceiving. The Hello Cup is made from soft, medical grade plastic, to use it you simply fold it and pop it in.
The folding technique we recommend is the punch down fold.
THE PUNCH DOWN METHOD (above)
Once inserted, your Hello Cup will pop open and form a seal. If in correctly you shouldn’t get any leakage. Like most things in life, you might need to practice a bit until you’ve got the hang of it.
You can leave it in for hours depending on your flow. As a guide, on heavier days you might want to remove it every three or four hours. On light days you can leave it for up to 12 hours.
To remove your Hello Cup, feel for the base of the cup. Give it a gentle squeeze – this helps to break the seal – and pull down slowly. The special rim of the Hello Cup helps to stop any splashes as you’re removing it. Once it’s out, simply tip the contents down the loo, rinse (or wipe if there’s no tap handy) & reinsert. Easy!
Once your period is over, we recommend you sterilise your Hello Cup either by using sterilisation tablets or giving it a quick boil on the stove (don’t let the bottom touch the bottom of the pan though).