Flex Cup pro tricks

Start with the punchdown fold

There are many ways to insert Flex Cup, however, the punchdown fold is a great option for beginners because it creates a smaller point for insertion and pops open naturally. To achieve this fold, place a finger on the top rim of the cup and press it down into the center of the cup to form a triangle. Pressing on the folded part of the fold will pop your cup open during insertion and help it naturally move into its ideal position.

Insert the cup low

The cup does not need to sit super high in the vaginal canal. When inserting, stop once it's in the lowest position you are comfortable with (about a knuckle deep). If the pull-tab is external, you can position the ring so it's parallel to the labia for added comfort. You can also tuck the pull-tab up along the side of the cup in the vaginal canal.

Flex Cup FAQs

Why is my cup leaking?

While there are a few reasons your cup may be leaking, the first line of defense is to ensure it's sitting low enough in your vaginal canal. When inserting the cup, stop once it's in the lowest position you are comfortable with (about a knuckle deep).


Will I feel the pull-tab?

Because Flex Cup is super soft and was designed to conform to your body, you shouldn't feel the pull-tab at all. If you do, try placing the ring of the pull-tab parallel to the labia, or tuck it up along the side of the cup during wear.


How should I clean my Flex Cup?

We recommend cleaning your cup twice per day (or every 12 hours) during your cycle. To clean, unthread the patented pull-tab. Then, wash your hands and Flex Cup for 20 seconds using warm water and a mild, oil-free and fragrance-free soap (such as Flex Foaming Cup Wash!) Rethread the pull-tab into the clean cup.

You may also want to do a deep clean periodically. To do that, unthread the pull-tab, rinse the cup, and boil for 10 minutes in an open pot with plenty of water. Do not leave the boiling pot unattended. Use tongs to ensure the cup does not touch the bottom of the pot. If you burn your cup while boiling, your cup should be replaced.


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