Whether you’ve just started using menstrual cups or have yet to take the plunge, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite tips and tricks to make the transition as easy as possible.
Ditching tampons and pads is an undoubtedly liberating experience. As with any new experience, there is a learning curve. However, the huge impact Zero Cup will have on the improvement of your menstrual cycle is not to be understated. We’re proud of our informative website and in-depth instruction manual, so do make sure to read through the relevant literature.
Users report feeling fresher, cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable during their period. As you’ll only be emptying out your cup every 12 hours (depending on your flow), you’ll find yourself pondering why you haven’t made the switch years ago.
So, let’s make that positive change happen - and dive right in!
Follow our handy tips, and we guarantee you’ll be a Zero pro in no time.
This one’s a no-brainer, but it cannot be overstated. Maintaining good hygiene is essential. That means making sure your hands have been washed well with soap before handling your Zero Cup or before you touch your vagina. You will also want to make sure that you take good care of your cup: this means boiling it on the stove in an allocated pan of boiling water for a minimum of 5 minutes at the end of each cycle to kill off any bacteria. Store your cup in the cute pouch at the end of your period. Easy.
Easier said than done, I hear you say. If its the first time you’ve ever explored your vagina so intimately, then you could grab a handheld mirror to take a closer look. Getting up close and personal with your personal anatomy will make you feel more comfortable, and thus more relaxed when you try to insert your Zero Cup.
You’ll want to ensure you’re nice and relaxed so that insertion is easy. Find a comfortable position (sitting on the toilet, squatting, or with one leg propped up) and insert your folded cup. The more relaxed you are, the looser your vaginal muscles will be. If you feel anxious or stressed, they’ll tighten up and it’ll be more difficult to insert the menstrual cup. Set aside a few hours for taking a hot shower and relax before you get to grips with your Zero Cup.
If you’re feeling a bit anxious about inserting your menstrual cup for the first time, it is recommended you add a small amount of water-based lubricant to your cup to gently ease it in. Many users also insert their cup in the shower, as the water helps to slide the cup in more comfortably.
Taking good care of your cup is essential if you’re looking to join the cup movement. Fortunately, it is very easy to ensure your cup stays as good as new. We recommend rinsing your cup out with cold water to prevent staining. After this, you should use warm/hot water to get it nice and clean.
One of the key complaints of menstrual cups in general is that blood has a habit of staining and discolouring silicone. It is important to remember that whilst your cup may not look its very best, it is purely cosmetic. Whilst this is true, there are many things you can do to combat this.
You must routinely follow the care guide and sanitise your cup frequently in order to ensure your Zero Cup is nice and clean.
Trim The Stem
You’ve perfected the insertion and are a skilled master at removing your menstrual cup. Congratulations! The hard part is now over and you can give yourself a nice pat on the back.
You love your cup, right? Well, if something’s feeling a little “off”, it might be that you need to trim the stem of your cup. The stem should not be protruding from the vagina at all: if it does, you may find it irritates your labia and causes discomfort.
Whilst Zero is designed to be worn as low in the vagina as possible, some users find that trimming the stem shorter (or off completely) makes for a more comfortable experience.
Ensure you practice inserting and removing your cup without the assistance of your stem *before* you chop it off, as once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Get The Double Pack
What’s better than one Zero Cup?
One for you, one for a friend.
Or one for you pre-baby, and one for you post-birth.
Or maybe you’re a little forgetful about where you keep your Zero Cup, so having a spare is super handy (one for home, one for your purse?)
We’re offering our double pack - any size and colour combo - at a discounted cost.