Girlfriend Menstrual cup

the first inner rim,
collapsible menstrual cup

Cup Usage - How to remove and empty

You can wear your Girlfriend Cup for up to 8-10 hours, and we recommend that you empty your cup 2-3 times in a 24-hour period. Depending on your menstrual flow, you will become more familiar with how often you personally need to empty your cup. To remove, wash your hands and sit in a slightly squatting position, i.e, on the toilet.

Relax your body and use your vaginal muscles to gently push the cup down and grip the stem to slowly pull downwards.

Once you can feel the base of the cup, softly squeeze the base to release the seal. If you have difficulty releasing the seal, gently shift the cup from side to side.

Gently pull the stem downwards and when you feel that the base is almost out, angle it slightly to avoid any spilling. 

Menstrual Cup Hygiene

Discard your menstrual fluid into the toilet, wash your cup, and reinsert. If it is not possible to clean your cup, you may reinsert it without washing as long as your hands are clean.

What should you do if you have difficulty removing your Girlfriend Cup?

Remain calm if you cannot remove your cup - it is common to have a little initial difficulty with removal. In a slightly squatting position, use a series of gentle, downward pushes with your vaginal muscles to move the cup lower. Make sure not to tug at the stem, but to release the suction of the cup by squeezing the base of the cup.

If you have any further concerns, always contact your medical practitioner, or go to our Ask a Gynecologist Page.

Warnings and Recomendations

  • The Girlfriend Cup is not a contraceptive and will not prevent pregnancy and/or Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Remove your Girlfriend Menstrual Cup prior to intercourse.
  • Discontinue use and contact a medical practitioner if you experience any pain or discomfort while using the Girlfriend Menstrual Cup.
  • Keep out of reach of children and animals.
  • Do not expose your Girlfriend Menstrual Cup to open flames.
  • The Girlfriend Menstrual Cup does not need to be removed for urination or bowel movement.
  • Do not use the Girlfriend Menstrual Cup if you have had TSS.