Introducing the Cora Disc.

How to Insert
the Cora Cup

Although a cup can be intimidating for some at first, we’re confident you’ll get the hang of it quickly.

Plus, it’s a sustainable period care option–so it’s not only easy on your body, but also easy on the earth.

How to Insert
the Cora Cup

Although a cup can be intimidating for some at first, we’re confident you’ll get the hang of it quickly.

Plus, it’s a sustainable period care option–so it’s not only easy on your body, but also easy on the earth.

1. Sanitize

2. Fold

Fold your cup using one of the folds shown below:

A drawing of the Cora Menstrual Cup in water. Step 1 of using the cup is to sanitize it by boiling it in water.
This drawing shows the push-down fold method of using the Cora Menstrual Cup.
This drawing shows the C-fold method of using the Cora Menstrual Cup.
This drawing shows the 7-fold method of using the Cora Menstrual Cup.

1. Sanitize

Sanitize your cup before use by boiling it in water for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this process between each cycle.

Wash your cup and hands before
and after each use.

2. Fold

Fold your cup using one of the folds shown below:

Push-down fold

Push the side of the cup with the finger indent down and into the cup.

c-fold

Flatten the cup and bring the ends together so the rim forms a “C” shape.

7-fold

Flatten the cup and bring one end down so the rim looks like the number 7.

3. Insert

Sitting, squatting, or with one leg raised, gently separate your labia with your free hand.

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.

4. Release

Gently release your folded cup, allowing it to pop open and seal to your vaginal walls. Holding the base, rotate the cup to help it seal. If it’s difficult to rotate, it is sealed correctly. You can also tug gently on the stem—if you feel a slight suction, it is sealed correctly.

5. Pinch

Sitting, squatting, or with one leg raised, find the base of the cup with your thumb and forefinger. If you cannot reach it, relax, and use your pelvic floor muscles to push down on the cup. Do not pull on the stem.

6. Remove

Once you feel the base of the cup, pinch the bottom to release the seal. Hold the base of the cup, gently move it side to side, and guide it out. Keep the cup upright to avoid spills. Empty into a toilet or sink, then wash with water and pH-balanced soap, like the Cora Cup Cleanse. Re-insert or store for later.

Find Your Perfect Fit

The way your Cora Cup fits your body is unique to your anatomy. Choose the best fit for your body based on our size guide, and if you are not completely delighted by your cup or the fit, you can reach out to us and we’ll make it right.

Size 1

small

Size 1 is best for those who have not given birth and do not experience bladder leaks.

Additionally, it is best for users with a light to medium flow and is ideal for first-time users.

Size 2

medium

Size 2 is for those who have given birth and/or experience light bladder leaks.

Additionally, it is best for users with a medium to heavy flow.

Sanitize your cup before use by boiling it in water for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this process between each cycle.

Wash your cup and hands before
and after each use.

Push-down fold

Push the side of the cup with the finger indent down and into the cup.

c-fold

Flatten the cup and bring the ends together so the rim forms a “C” shape.

7-fold

Flatten the cup and bring one end down so the rim looks like the number 7.

3. Insert

4. Release

5. Pinch

6. Remove

Drawing that shows a hand holding the folded menstrual cup, which is ready to be inserted.
This drawing shows the cup and where it sits within the anatomy of the body.
This drawing shows a hand at the base of the menstrual cup.
The Cora Menstrual Cup can be cleaned with the Cora Menstrual Cup Cleanse.

Sitting, squatting, or with one leg raised, gently separate your labia with your free hand.

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.

Gently release your folded cup, allowing it to pop open and seal to your vaginal walls. Holding the base, rotate the cup to help it seal. If it’s difficult to rotate, it is sealed correctly. You can also tug gently on the stem—if you feel a slight suction, it is sealed correctly.

Sitting, squatting, or with one leg raised, find the base of the cup with your thumb and forefinger. If you cannot reach it, relax, and use your pelvic floor muscles to push down on the cup. Do not pull on the stem.

Once you feel the base of the cup, pinch the bottom to release the seal. Hold the base of the cup, gently move it side to side, and guide it out. Keep the cup upright to avoid spills. Empty into a toilet or sink, then wash with water and pH-balanced soap, like the Cora Cup Cleanse. Re-insert or store for later.

Find Your Perfect Fit

The way your Cora Cup fits your body is unique to your anatomy. Choose the best fit for your body based on our size guide, and if you are not completely delighted by your cup or the fit, you can reach out to us and we’ll make it right.

This diagram shows the size of the Cora Menstrual Cup Size 1

Size 1

small

Size 1 is best for those who have not given birth and do not experience bladder leaks.

Additionally, it is best for users with a light to medium flow and is ideal for first-time users.

This diagram shows the size of the Cora Menstrual Cup Size 2

Size 2

medium

Size 2 is for those who have given birth and/or experience light bladder leaks.

Additionally, it is best for users with a medium to heavy flow.

2 hands holding Cora tampons and the Cora clutch.
A woman wearing the Cora period underwear.

Period Underwear

$30

This is the Cora menstrual cup cleanse, which can be used to clean your menstrual cup.

Cup Cleanse

$12 for 4 oz

The Cora body cloths are a customer favorite, and they come in handy when you are wearing and changing your cup!

Body Cloths

$7 for 18 sachets

Period Underwear

$30

Cup Cleanse

$12 for 4 oz

Body Cloths

$7 for 18 sachets

What Cora Customers are Saying

“So easy to use and I LOVE that it’s sustainable and eco friendly. Win win. No leaks and very comfortable too!”

priscilla t.

“My experience with the Cora Cup was so much better than I expected. I definitely recommend this cup to all people who menstruate!”

paige l.

“I was surprised at how comfortable the Cora Cup was during the day and night, including for several dance classes.”

stephanie h.

"The Cora Cup has been super helpful to me as a swimmer because I no longer have to worry about my tampon leaking or forgetting to change it during practice."

ALICIA H.

I can’t believe I waited so long to order a Cora Cup. So much more comfortable than other period products. It’s been a real game changer for me. I’ll never go back.

AMY H.

As a first time cup user I was very intimidated, but I absolutely love it now! Having to change only every 12 hours is amazing when you work, are a student, or whatever else! I don’t even feel it in.

GABRIELLE

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With every Cora purchase, we give pads to a girl who needs them.

We use the power of business to fight for gender equality and provide products, education, and jobs to girls and women in need in developing nations and right here at home.


With every Cora purchase, we give pads to a girl who needs them.

We use the power of business to fight for gender equality and provide products, education, and jobs to girls and women in need in developing nations and right here at home.

Girls in a schoolyard in Kenya celebrating. With every Cora purchase, we give pads to a girl who needs them.