Insertion can be tricky to master, but the main trick is to find a fold and insertion method that works best for you.
First and always, wash your hands. Then, fold your cup. Here are two of our favorites:
For beginners, we recommend the "tulip fold" in Figure 2. This fold creates a point to make insertion a little easier.
Novice cup users may opt to use another kind of fold. The most common fold is the "C" or "U" fold seen in Figure 1.
There are thousands of other folds out there - by all means play around with the best fold for you and your body. Just be sure to fold into the cup from the opposite side of the stem.
Once you have your fold, you're ready to insert your cup. If you're using the "Tulip Fold," you'll insert starting with the pointed part of the cup. From there, push the cup up and into the vaginal canal.
Once the cup is fully inserted, run your finger along the outside of the rim to help the up expand fully.
If you're struggling with reach to open the cup once fully inserted, you can also insert the cup part way - leaving the bottom half of the cup outside the vagina. From there, you can run your finger around the rim to open the cup. Then push the cup all the way into the vaginal canal.
You're all done!
For more information, check out this "How to" video here. Just be sure to click "FLEX Cup" under Choose a product.