Usage

For first time adopters:

For first time users, we suggest that you relax before trying out the cup. Maybe take a few deep breaths. This exercise helps your vaginal muscles loosen up. Do not try insertion in a tense state of mind. The best preferable time to use a cup is when your vagina is lubricated. Use can try using water to make the process smooth and irritation-free. 

The journey can be daunting for a first-time user, but if you try consistently, you’ll be comfortable with the product in about two menstrual cycles.

Don't use the cup, if:

• You are a user of Copper-T.
• You have given birth to a child in last 12 months.

Learning Curve:

The usual duration of the learning curve with Onpery Cup (although it can vary):
• First-time adopter of Cup can need upto 2 months to get used to the process of insertion and usage in general.
• Prior Cup users will find it very easy to switch to Onpery cup within the first cycle.

 

Types of the fold:

We realize that everyone has a different body and therefore you might need to try different cup folds before finding the one that works the best with your anatomy. Here are a few folds you can try practising:

1. U-Fold:

A common and popular method to fold the cup is the U-fold. Hold the cup with both hands and fold it in such a way where both of your thumbs meet. Now push the cup to flatten it so that it creates the U shape.

2. Punch Down Fold:

The punch-down fold is ideal for first-time users and those who have a smaller vaginal opening. Hold the taller end of the cup at the base with both of your hands. Place the index finger of your dominant hand to push the top part down inside. Now use your non-dominant hand to bring the sides together. Remove your index finger and use your dominant hand to hold the cup firmly.

 

How to Use:

1. Cleaning:

• Sterilize:

Boil the cup in water for 3-5 minutes before the start of your menstrual cycle. Use a steel container and boil some water. Put the cup in a downward position such that the cup floats. This process will result in minimum or no contact between the cup and the container. You could also use a menstrual cup sterilizer available in the market. Sterilize your cup before and after your menstrual cycle, not between your period.

• Wash:

Wash your hands with soap before inserting the cup into the vagina. Avoid using harsh soaps and wash the cup with regular water. Using soap on your cup can increase the chances of unnoticed residue or change the pH balance of your vagina.

2. Insertion:

• Fold:

While there are many folds a transitioning user could try, our research recommends trying the punch-down fold for a first-time user. Try practising each fold before starting the process of insertion.

• Posture:

Spread your legs apart and slightly bend over so that you have space to work. Some people find it comfortable to keep one leg on the toilet seat. You could also try squatting. Feel free to try different postures to figure out what works best for you.

• Insert:

During insertion, ensure that the long side of the cup is toward the back of the vaginal wall. The cup and the stem should be comfortably inside your vagina.

• Position:

Once inserted the cup in the vagina, use very little pressure to pinch at the bottom of the cup and twist it slightly or rotate your finger around the cup. This act will ensure that the cup has popped up and formed a seal inside your vagina.

3. Usage:

Let your cup collect the blood for up to 12 hours and carry on with your day or sleep comfortably. The wear duration will vary depending on the amount of menstrual flow of the menstruator with respect to the day of their menstrual cycle, but in any case, it should not be worn beyond 12 hours.
 

4. Removal:

• Posture:

Spread your legs apart and slightly bend over so that you have space to work. Some people find it comfortable to keep one leg on the toilet seat. You could also try squatting. Feel free to try different postures to find out what works best for you.

• Remove:

Wash your hands with soap before removing the cup from the vagina. Whenever you feel emptying the blood, remove the cup by spreading your legs or squatting. Pinch the cup at the front and back flat sides such that the seal breaks and then slowly go on to pull out the cup.
 

5. Re-insert:

• Wash:

Empty the contents of the cup and wash it with plain water. We do not recommend using harsh soaps or liquids to rinse the cup. You do not need to sterilize the cup; washing it with water between removal and insertion when you're on your period is enough. Sterilize your cup before and after the end of your menstrual cycle only. Re-insert the cup till your menstrual cycle is not over.
 

6. Storage:

• Pouch:

After the end of your cycle, sterilize the cup and allow it to dry completely before storing it in the pouch.

 

Ways to discard:

A user can dump the product into a medical waste bin near a medical clinic or similar place from where the menstrual cup can go into an incinerator and gets converted into ash.

 

How to know if the Cup not ideal for use anymore:

• If there is any scratch or cut on the surface of Cup.
• If the Cup has deformed due to coming in contact with a hot surface.