Hi, Welcome - we’re so pleased you’ve joined the Hello Cup gang 💥
There are 6 straightforward steps to using your Hello Cup for the first time. Have a read, maybe print off this blog, and get ready for a “game changer” menstrual cup experience.Step 1 - Wash your lovely new Hello Cup.
After sterilising, make sure your cup is completely dry before you store it in the cotton bag ready for its first use. This is why we here at The Hello Cup choose to boil our cups - as it means it is basically dry as soon as it is out of the water! Nice and easy.
For extra protection, we also recommend using our Hello Go Sterilizing Spray just before inserting your cup. To sterilize your cup with Hello Go, simply rinse or wipe your cup clean. Spray Hello Go onto your menstrual cup and allow to dry before inserting (but we're getting to that bit!)Step 3 - Practice the fold.
Step 4 - Try before your period.
There are 3 parts to this step - the fold, body position and insertion angle.
Just as you can practice the fold in advance, you can try inserting your cup without the potential mess! This is the best plan if you are worried about your Hello Cup success. If you are a teen or first time cup user, it's ok if you feel a little uncomfortable the first few times you try your cup. Try to relax, or give yourself a break and come back to try later on if needed.
Once you have the cup folded and ready to insert you may want to think about how you would like to position your body to insert the cup. Consider trying: sitting on the loo leaning back, squatting, putting one leg up, trying in the shower (this is a favourite with many of our users - they are often more relaxed and the cup can be easily inserted when wet. Lots of great reasons to try!)
As you scoop your cup up and in, angle the cup back towards your spine as the vagina is on more of an angle than straight up. Let go of the fold once you can feel your fingers just inside the entrance to your vagina and use the toggle to wiggle your cup up a little into a comfortable position. You don’t want to try and push the cup as far as possible - it works best with the toggle sitting about 1cm inside the entrance to the vagina.
No need to check the rim to see if it is open because usually shallow fold+angle inserted = open cup!
Step 5 - Removal.
While you are learning to master your cup - you may want to back it up with a Hello Cup Liner. You can also try your cup when you are at home and revert to period protection you previously used when you go out - making the learning stages so much less stressful!
When you’re ready, squeeze the base of the cup at the grip rings to release any suction and pull your cup down.
Empty your cup as needed (before you go out or if it has been in a couple of hours is a good guide while you are getting used to it), don’t leave it longer than 12 hours though. When you empty your cup, you can wipe it with toilet paper or rinse with cold water and then reinsert.Step 6 - Wash/sterilize/store.
...And there you have it, 6 fan(ny)tastic steps for success!
For most of you, this will be all the information that you need to get your cup life nailed. But, if you’re not feeling the love for you Hello Cup straight away, don’t give up! It can take a few months to learn about your body and master the cup! You can drop us a line at any stage at email@example.com and we’ll get a cup expert to help you out xx
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Vaginal cup, period cup, menstrual cup... Whatever you call it, The Hello Cup is a great choice.
It’s worth remembering that we don’t recommend buying your cup based on your flow alone. Instead, sizing is based on fitness and age.
Our XS is our smallest, softest cup. It’s the perfect choice for teenagers, petite users or those who prefer a ‘mini’ tampon.
Our S/M is our ‘one size fits most’ menstrual cup. We recommend it for users under 35 – regardless of whether they have had children or not.
Our L (L for ‘Lovely’) is best for those over 35 who feel it’s a bit more roomy up there.
It’s worth noting that we find physically fit people are often best suited to the S/M regardless of age. If you’re uncertain, Hello Double Boxes are a great option to help you find which size works best for you. Many people find they can wear two sizes.
Check out our full size guide and quiz here.
Diameter – Regular Hello Cups
The diameter of the XS is 38mm and the overall length including the toggle is 57mm. It holds 17.5ml (to the holes).
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 59mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 64mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Diameter – Low Cervix Hello Cups
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 43mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 49mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Drop us a line if you have any questions about sizing – firstname.lastname@example.org.