If you’re used to tampons and pads, a menstrual cup might look bizarrely large and unwieldy: That’s supposed to fit where? This video offers a window into that problem, literally. With a see-through anatomical model, everything becomes clear.
As the narrator explains how to insert the folded cup, you can see exactly what happens. Once it’s in far enough, it automatically pops open, and the handle of the cup doesn’t stick out at all, if you’ve chosen one that’s the right size for you. She also gives some helpful tips on removing it, and on how the cup interacts with other aspects of your anatomy — for example, a stiff cup can make it harder to empty your bladder. Check out the video for all those details, and if you’re still curious about menstrual cups, check out our video on how to figure out if a cup is right for you.
An “Inside” Look at Menstrual Cups [Put a Cup in It]