The CascoCup Difference
Know, Love and Trust that Casco Cup is made for you, by people like you!
What size is right for me?
Recommended sizing is outlined below.
Please consult a physician for your specific needs.
inch: 2.75 long x 1.67 dia (OD)
mm: 70 long x 42 dia (OD)
For women who:
Have not given birth, or
Are under 30 years old
Holds up to 30 ml
inch: 2.75 long x 1.81 dia (OD)
mm: 70 long x 46 dia (OD)
For women who:
Have given birth, or
Are over 30 years old
Holds up to 40 ml
Don’t worry, it may take some practice inserting and removing. Stay relaxed, keep trying and once you get the hang of it, you’ll LOVE your cup!
Thoroughly wash your hands and then your Cup with warm potable water and mild/unscented soap. Make sure the four holes under the rim are cleaned out. You may also boil the cup each month prior to use.
In a relaxed position, usually sitting on the toilet or squatting in the shower, slide the folded cup horizontally into your vagina so that the stem is within a 1/2 inch of your vaginal opening and release.
Run a finger along the rim to ensure its fully open and sealed against the vaginal walls. You can also flex your vaginal muscles to help locate it. Once comfortably placed, you should not feel anything.
Work hard & Play harder! Enjoy up to 12 hours of comfortable, odor-free & worry-free protection. Empty at least 2-3 times
Wash your hands in warm soapy water. Find the stem with your thumb and index finger and pinch the grooved area above the stem to release suction. Remove slowly to minimize spill. Empty in the toilet and repeat these steps starting with Wash
These are only two of the many folds you can try.
Feel free to watch videos and experiment to find out what works best for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can I wear Casco Cup?
Up to 12 hours! Make sure to empty it at least 2 times per day, and enjoy the freedom of fewer changes and not having to carry around extra pads and tampons!
It sounds messy...
That's what a lot of women think when they hear how it works, but it's actually cleaner, healthy, better for the environment, and you get to know your body a bit better. Tampons and pads are quite messy and worst of all...stinky due to blood being exposed to air. Trust us, you will be amazed at how easy menstrual cups can be and wonder why you haven't tried this sooner!
Can it get stuck or lost inside of me?
Nope! It can be tricky to remove at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be a pro. The vaginal canal is about 4 inches long so the cup can't go far. If you are having trouble finding the stem, push like having a bowel movement while feeling for the stem. The cup should move down a bit and the stem will be more accessible. Then simply pinch the base of the cup to release the ‘seal’, and move it down and out.
Where exactly is the cup supposed to be?
There's no exact spot since each women's vagina and cervix is different. The cup seals against the vaginal muscles and fits below the cervix in the vaginal canal. In most cases, the tip of the stem is within 1/2"-1" from the vaginal opening. As long as there is no discomfort and no leaks, you should be good to go!
That cup will fit in there?! It looks big!
The cup folds down to the size of a tampon for easier insertion and once open, the cup's rim is meant to seal against the elastic vaginal wall muscle. We suggest a couple of folds above, but please experiment with different folds to find what works best for you.
I'm having trouble with leaks, what should I do?
Check to make sure it's positioned properly, fully open, or try re-inserting it. If you still have trouble, check for damage or a hole in the cup. If there is no damage and reinserting doesn't work, you may need to try the other size.
What is Casco Cup made from?
100% Medical Grade, Class VI Silicone, the same material used in baby bottle nipples and medical devices. This class of silicone meets very strict requirements for bio-compatibility. A more detailed explanation can be found on our factory's website, cascobaymolding.com
What if I am away from home and have to empty my cup in a public restroom?
We get this question a lot. Generally you will probably be home within 12 hours for the 5-7 days you are on your period. However, if you are away or traveling, here are some tips:
- Firstly, always wash your hands, and ALWAYS make sure to use potabale/drinkable water when cleaning your cup
- Many stores, malls, airports, and gas stations have single stall or "family" restrooms. You can find one for a little more privacy.
- Before going to the toilet, fill the silicone top of Casco Case with water. When you remove your cup and empty it in the toilet, place it in the water in your Casco Case cover to rinse it and dump the excess water in the toilet, then reinsert your cup.
- In public restrooms, take a damp paper towel or bottle of water into the bathroom stall with you. Remove and empty your cup in the toilet, then wipe it out with the damp paper towel or pour some water in to rinse and empty it in the toilet, then reinsert. The next time you are able, wash your cup more thoroughly.
Can I sleep with Casco Cup in?
Yes, just be sure to empty & rinse when you wake up, and at least every 12 hours.
Can I swim with Casco Cup in?
Can I use Casco Cup with an IUD?
Please be sure to talk with your doctor or gynecologist first. Improper use can cause your IUD to dislodge.
Is Casco Cup comfortable?
When Casco Cup is inserted properly you should not feel it and it should not leak. If it is uncomfortable or can be felt, it is inserted incorrectly, tilted, or not fully open. You can try flexing your vaginal muscles or rotating the cup by the rim to ensure it is open all the way, but if all else fails, its best to just reinsert it.
Can Casco Cup cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)?
Toxic shock syndrome is a release of toxins into the bloodstream from a bacterial infection (Staphylococcus aureus, or group A streptococcus). TSS was originally caused by using high absorbency tampons or prolonged use of tampons. TSS is very rare, and even more rare with menstrual cups, but if you experience sudden fever, sunburn-like rash, dizziness, and flu-like symptoms while using your cup, remove it and immediately seek medical attention- without early treatment TSS can be fatal.