Beginners’ Guide
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What is a Menstrual Cup?

Hello, I'm a Ruby Cup!

How do Menstrual Cups Work?

They collect your period blood inside you and can

be worn for up to 8 hours at a time, giving you

unparalleled freedom when compared with traditional

period protection.

Ruby Cups are made of medical-grade silicone,

which means they’re soft and easy to use.

You can use each cup for around ten years,

which means zerowaste.

Choose Your Size

First Things First

How Heavy is your Menstrual Flow?

The first thing to consider is how much blood you lose when you have your period. We call this your menstrual flow and it can be light or it can be heavy.

Light Flow

If you have a light menstrual flow, you may be using small or regular tampons and slim pantyliners or pads. You’re likely to be changing your period product a few times during the day.

Heavy flow

If you have a heavy menstrual flow, you’re likely to be using super or super plus size tampons and maxi pads. You’re also likely to be changing your period product frequently during the day and also at night.

So..What is the Cervix? 

Anatomically speaking, the cervix is a cylinder-shaped neck of tissue that connects the vagina and uterus.

How Do I Measure My Cervix?

High Cervix

If your longest finger goes almost all the way into your vagina before it reaches your cervix you have a high cervix.

Low Cervix

If your longest finger finds your cervix around the middle knuckle mark, then you have a low cervix.

The First Time I Use a Ruby Cup

More Questions?

Everybody’s body is unique.

So, when it comes to questions around menstrual

cup, we need to start the conversation with you

– your body and your periods.

No more tampons, no more pads! Safe for my body and the environment. An extra cup and education for people in need. It’s a win-win-win situation and one of the best decisions I have ever made. Easy to use, I am warmly recommending it to everybody!

Maja

How To Use a Menstrual Cup

How To Fold

If you are a bit nervous, start by inserting your cup during your shower. You will be more relaxed and warm and less worried about any potential mess. Find your method, find your fold and in no time you will be able to remove, empty and reinsert your cup anywhere.

C-Fold

1- Squeeze the sides of the cup together.

2- Fold the cup in half to make a C shape.

7-Fold

1- Fold your menstrual cup in half so that the lips touch.

 

2- Now pull down the right side, so as to form a ‘7’ shape with the lips of the cup.

Punch Down-Fold

1- Push down the rim of the cup with your finger.

2- Squeeze the sides of the cup together.

How To Insert a Menstrual Cup

1. Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your cup.

2. Push the cup inside until the body of the cup is all the way inside your vagina.

3. Once inside, the cup will unfold to create a suction that keeps it well positioned and prevents leaks. 

4. You can test that the cup is fully opened and has created a suction by trying to pull or wiggle the stem very carefully.

How To Remove a Menstrual Cup

1. We recommend sitting when removing the cup as it works best when the muscles are relaxed but you can also squat or stand with one leg raised.

2.Locate the stem but don’t pull it. You can use the stem as a guide to locate the base of the cup.

3. Once you have a grip on the base of the cup, press the walls of the cup inwards to release the suction.

4. Gently pull the cup out with a firm grip and empty it.

Removing a Ruby Cup

More Questions?

Don't freak out, It is very important to stay relaxed and use your pelvic floor muscles to push it down. 

How To Clean a Menstrual Cup

How to take care of your Ruby Cup during your period.

1. While you're using your ruby ​​cup, simply rinse it with water each time you empty it, before reing it again. While on your period, there is no need to disinfect your cup between uses.

2. After emptying, wash your cup with water. Avoid fragranced soaps that may alter the pH of your vagina. If this is not possible, or you are in a public bathroom just rinse with bottled water, or wipe it clean with a tissue.

3. At the end of your period, your cup must be disinfected before storing each month. Rinse your cup, and heat in a pan or pot of water. Boil for 3 minutes. 

4. After disinfecting, dry and store your cup, ready for next month. Your Ruby Cup comes with its own free cotton bag, made from hygienic, breathable material.