How to Insert Diva Cup Correctly

Is it because that you are unfamiliar with a Diva Cup; you are hesitant of making the switch to menstrual cups? If that is the situation with you, let me tell you that inserting a Diva Cup is not rocket science. It involves few basic steps and there you will be enjoying a leak free day. It will change the way you think about and care for your menstrual cycles. So today let us discuss what a Diva cup is and more importantly, how to insert it correctly?


Introduced globally during 2003, the Diva Cup is a revolution that had changed the way monthly periods were taken care of. It is the best alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. It is termed as the best menstrual cup because it is not only reusable but is also prepared out of 100% Medical Grade Silicone. Offering 12 hours of leak-free protection, it is ideal for women from all age groups.

Method of Inserting Menstrual Cups:

  1. Fold Options:

  • U” Fold – Form a “U” shape by pressing the cup’s sides together followed by a second fold at its half
  • Push Down Fold – Form a triangle shape by pressing the cup’s rim with a finger towards the inner side of its base. This will make the top rim smaller and easy to insert
  1. Hold:

Firmly hold the folded sides in between your forefinger and thumb in a manner that the curved edge faces away from your palm.

  1. Insert:

Relax your vaginal muscles and get into a comfortable position. With a clean and free hand, carefully separate the labia and gently push the curved edge of the folded Diva Cup horizontally into your vaginal opening. The stem’s tip should be ½ inch (1.27 cm) into the vagina. Pushing the menstrual cup too high can cause leaks and difficulty in removing.

  1. Rotate:

Grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and turn one complete rotation (360 degree) in either of the direction you wish. Or you can also insert the cup half way; offer one full turn and then again push it horizontally up. It is important to rotate the Diva Cup to assure that it has opened fully and positioned horizontally towards the tailbone.

So, this was all about the best menstrual cup. Now since you know what it is and how to insert it; enjoy a safe and comfortable period.

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