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How to Insert and Remove a Menstrual Cup {Video+Giveaway}

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Warning: This post will use the words “vagina” “insert” and “blood.”  This post and video will not contain graphic images or real live footage of either insertion or removal, rather, it will simulate these actions using a champagne glass.

 

How to insert and remove a menstrual cup-videoBy far, the questions I receive most about menstrual cups relate in some way to either “How do I get in in there and get a good fit?” to “How can I remove this thing without getting blood all over me?”  It took me a while to work up the chutzpah to film and post a video demonstrating these acts.  Plus, how does one demonstrate something so personal without actually showing a vagina?!

The solution was to use the trusty champagne glass, and to simulate the process of removal step by step on a toilet while fully clothed.  Most people just don’t know what to do with the cup when it is out and full, so I’ve taken that process and filmed it.  The cup itself doesn’t have menstrual fluid, rather, it is a mixture of olive oil and fruit punch to simulate the viscosity.

The video is self explanatory so please, watch and learn!

Next week I will have two more videos covering  the other questions ranging from “Can you poop with these in??” and “What happens when you do a cartwheel?” to “Will it stretch me out?”  There are *almost* no stupid questions so I was happy to answer these for the over 500 comments that were left on my first cup video.  My audience on DDL is mostly adult women who have given birth, but the audience on YouTube is much more diverse, and includes young girls.  These girls deserve answers so I hope these videos help to that effect.

Convinced?  You can buy a Lunette -http://amzn.to/1hOLDaF or Diva Cup http://amzn.to/18mJMmX on Amazon.com.  Make sure you double check that you are buying the right size!  If you cloth diaper you can also buy menstrual cups at most diaper stores including Diaper Junction, Kelly’s Closet, and Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique. (*these are affiliate links, purchases made using them will provide me with a small commission)

Win it!

I’d also like to self-sponsor a giveaway!  The winner can choose from a Lunette Cup or Diva Cup, size of their choice.  This is open to US only (sorry!).  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

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Kim Rosas began Dirty Diaper Laundry in 2009 out of a desire to help more parents understand modern cloth diapers. She lives in Florida with her husband of 5 years and her two boys. Even though none of her boys wear diapers anymore she is still just as committed to promoting them. In her spare time Kim enjoys video editing, photography, and coffee.
  • Faty o

    Great info and great video, I would love to try the cup but I’m kind of afraid if it would hurt me or I would be uncomfortable because just once tried tampons and I hate them, I’m also looking into cloth pads, but thanks for this information its really useful. God bless you. (sorry for my english I speak spainsh lol :D)

  • Colleen Dunlop

    I have referred countless people to this video, it changed my life!!! I started using my cup 3 months ago and it just gets better and better. I love your diaper videos but this one just takes the cake.

  • Stefanie

    I love my cup! Thanks to you I’ve have the courage and knowledge to give it a try!!

  • Fae

    That is the best video I have seen! I loved the insider’s tip on getting a good seal. I always have issues with that!

  • cborrero

    I use summers eve wipes to clean out the cup, my vagina and my hands while in public restrooms!


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