Period cups can be worn for six to twelve hours depending on your own flow, meaning you can also use a cup for overnight protection.
To remove the period cup, you should once again wash your hands thoroughly before inserting your finger and thumb index finger and thumb gently into your vagina. Pulling the stem of the cup very carefully until you reach the base of the cup’s funnel, then pinch the base to release the seal and pull down to remove the cup.
Doing this for the first time can feel tricky, so be careful when removing the cup. A helpful tip is to practise removing the cup in the shower initially. Once removed, empty the cup into the toilet or sink. Rinse and re-insert the cup.
It can take some time to get used to using a cup, so don’t feel guilty if you can’t wear it for the full day or night when you first use it. Trying it one day of your period or for a few hours every day will help you transition to using the cup full time. In no time you’ll be an expert and feeling more confident than ever when managing your period.