Why won't the cup pop open after insertion?

Getting the cup open properly is very important because if the cup won't open, it won't cover the cervix and doesn't create proper seal. This can cause leaking and discomfort.

If you find difficult to get the cup open after insertion, try these tricks:

  • Wiggle or rotate the cup from side to side
  • Push it a bit higher and pull very carefully from the bottom
  • When inserting the cup, push out with your pelvic muscles and place the cup inside so that the bottom stays outside. Rotate the cup so that it fills with air – you can feel with your finger that the bottom of the cup is completely round. Then tense your pelvic muscles in and push the cup inside the vagina.