How do I insert and remove the Cora Cup?

The Cora Cup was designed to be comfortable and easy to use. See below for help with inserting and removing the cup.

Inserting the Cup

  1. If it’s your first time using your Cora Cup, you’ll need to sterilize it. Bring a pot of water to boil, place your cup in the water and let it boil for 5-7 minutes. Remove the cup with tongs and allow it to cool completely before use.
  2. Wash your hands with soap and the Cora Cup with pH-balanced soap (we recommend Cora's Cup Cleanse, otherwise, simply rinse with water).
  3. Fold your cup (to see different fold techniques see here). The fingerprint indent will help guide your fold.
  4. Sitting, squatting, or with one leg raised, gently separate your labia with your free hand.
  5. Relax your pelvic muscles and guide the cup into your vagina, slightly upward and toward your tailbone. Keep the cup folded until it is entirely inside of your vagina.
  6. Gently release your folded cup, allowing it to pop open and seal to your vaginal walls.
  7. Using your finger, feel along the entire circumference of the cup’s base to check for folds and gently try to rotate the cup to make sure that it’s sealed.

Removing the Cup

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Standing, sitting, or squatting, insert your fingers into your vagina and locate the base of your cup. If you cannot reach it, gently pull on the stem until you feel the base of the cup.
  3. Once you grab the base of the cup, pinch the bottom in order to release the sealing suction.
  4. Holding the base of the cup, wiggle it from side to side while guiding it out. Keep the cup upright to avoid spillage.
  5. Empty and wash your cup, either with cold water or with pH balanced soap.
  6. Either re-insert your cup or if your period is finished, store your cup in its original carry case.


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