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Is a menstrual cup uncomfortable?

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Many of the first time period cup users and beginners using a menstrual cup are worried if menstrual cups are uncomfortable. They like to know how to use a menstrual cup comfortably without making a mess. Here are a few reasons for a cup to be uncomfortable.

First time users or beginners

First time users might find inserting and removing the cup a little uncomfortable. It is true that using a period cup requires little practice. If you are used to inserting tampons, menstrual cups insertion would look familiar too. There is no right or wrong technique. However, you need to find what works best for you to manage it easily. 

Using the wrong size cup

It is important to find the right size cup for you according to your body and period flow. Using the wrong size cup might not be comfortable and leads to leakage and uncomfortable periods.

Untimely removal

Though menstrual cups can be safely used for up to 12 hours, you may need to empty them timely based on your period flow. During heavy flow, you should empty it more frequently which if not may leak and lead to uncomfortable periods.

Improper usage

If you don't find it comfortable to insert a cup, removal might be tricky. Until you find a comfortable position and ease, there are chances of not removing the cup properly and get messy.

Once you get started and with practice you can easily insert and remove a menstrual cup comfortably without creating any mess. Most of the women are happy and comfortable using a menstrual cup once they get used to it.


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Modified on 22 Jan, 2021

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