Are you in a sticky situation with your menstrual cup? Don't worry; it happens to the best of us. Here's the SAVVY scoop on how to handle this like a pro:

Understanding the Menstrual Cup

Let's quickly review how a menstrual cup functions before moving on to the removal procedure. A flexible, bell-shaped menstrual cup is made of medical-grade silicone. In contrast to pads or tampons, it is put into the vaginal canal to collect menstrual fluid. The cup forms a seal that stops leaks and offers up to 10 hours of leakproof protection.

Why a Menstrual Cup May Get Stuck

While menstrual cups are designed for easy insertion and removal, there are situations where a cup may feel stuck. Here are some common reasons:

  1. Suction Seal: The cup forms a gentle suction barrier on the vaginal walls to stop leakage. This seal can occasionally become stronger than anticipated, making removal difficult.

  2. Incorrect Positioning: The cup may rise further up the vaginal canal, making reaching it more challenging if it is not positioned appropriately

  3. Strong Pelvic Floor Muscles: Stronger pelvic floor muscles in some people may unintentionally hold the cup in place.

  4. Anxiety: Worrying about removing the cup can lead to tension, making it more challenging to relax the vaginal muscles and remove it.

Steps to Remove a Stuck Menstrual Cup

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Now, after understanding the common reasons for a stuck menstrual cup, let's see the steps to remove it. Remember, patience and relaxation are your allies in this process.

  1. Wash Your Hands: Start by giving your hands a good, soapy wash with water. Proper hygiene is essential during this process.

  2. Relax: First things first, take a deep breath to relieve the tension in your pelvic muscles. Panicking won't help. Remember, your menstrual cup can't disappear.

  3. Find a Comfortable Position: You can sit on the toilet with your legs spread apart or stand with one leg elevated, similar to inserting the cup. Whatever works best for you!

  4. Use Your Fingers: Place your fingers gently inside your vagina until you can feel the menstrual cup's base. To lower the position of the cup, bear down with your pelvic muscles as if you were having a bowel movement.

  5. Break the Seal: To remove the seal the cup has formed against the vaginal walls, you must pierce it. For this, pinch the cup's base with your thumb and forefinger and you hear or feel the suction release. This is the most crucial step in the removal process.

           Tips and Tricks: If the cup is still stubborn, don't panic. Lubrication can be helpful, especially for those with a high cervix or pelvic solid muscles. A water-based, unscented lubricant can make the process smoother.

  1. Slowly Remove: Once the seal is broken, gently pull the cup downwards and out of your vagina. Use a slow, controlled motion, and keep the mug upright to avoid spills.

           Tips and Tricks: Consider seeking assistance from a healthcare professional if you still cannot remove the cup after multiple attempts. They can offer guidance and ensure the cup is safely removed.

  1. Empty and Rinse: After removing the cup, empty its contents into the toilet. Rinse the cup thoroughly with warm water to prevent staining

  2. Reinsert or Store: If you plan to reinsert the cup, wash it with warm, soapy water and reinsert it. Clean and store the cup in its designated pouch until your next period if you've finished your cycle. 

Voilà! Crisis averted.

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The more you use a menstrual cup, the more comfortable you'll become with insertion and removal. So, next time you find your cup playing hide-and-seek, keep your cool, be patient, and remember these SAVVY tips to get it out safely. Happy cupping!

Conclusion: The Savvy Choice for You

Now that you're a pro at handling your menstrual cup, it's time to make the SAVVY choice. If you're still using disposable products, it’s time to make the sustainable switch now!

The Savvy Menstrual Cup is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. It's made from medical-grade silicone, ensuring safety and reliability. Plus, it's reusable for years, which means less waste in landfills and more savings in your wallet.

Join the Savvy community of individuals to enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more eco-conscious period. Say goodbye to leaks, discomfort, and excessive waste. Say hello to the SAVVY way of managing your period. 

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Your body, your planet, and your wallet will thank you!