The ELANEE menstrual cup provides safe and discreet protection during menstruation and is a reusable alternative to tampons and pads. Thanks to the high wearing comfort, the cup can be used both during the day and during sleep, as well as during sports activities, swimming or visiting the sauna. The special feature of the ELANEE menstrual cup: it can be removed hygienically and easily using the unique, discreet pull tab or alternatively like conventional cups.
- 1 ELANEE menstrual cup in the selected size (1 or 2)
- 1 storage bag
- 1 instrcutions for use
The ELANEE menstrual cup is suitable for women from the first to the last period and is available in two sizes:
Size 1: light to normal period, soft material
Diameter: 40 mm
Length without pull tab: 57.9 mm
Length with pull tab (2 hearts): Approx. 65 mm
Capacity: 23 ml
Size 2: strong period, harder material for a strong pelvic floor, after vaginal delivery
Diameter: 45 mm
Length without pull tab: 64.3 mm
Length with pull tab (2 hearts): Approx. 75 mm
Capacity: 33 ml
Areas of application
Thanks to the high wearing comfort, the ELANEE menstrual cup can be used both during the day and during sleep, as well as during sports activities, swimming or visiting the sauna. The special feature of the ELANEE menstrual cup: it can be removed hygienically and easily with the help of the unique pull tab or alternatively like conventional cups.
Check the menstrual cup for damage before each use.
Tip before the first use: Knead our menstrual cup in one hand for about 30 sec to make the material softer and more flexible.
How to insert the ELANEE menstrual cup?
Wash your hands thoroughly before inserting the menstrual cup.
When folding the menstrual cup, you have the following options:
C-Form (a) or
Make sure that the side with the pull tab is pressed inward. Hold the folded cup with your thumb on one side and your index and middle fingers on the other, as far down as possible.
Try out the position in which insertion is most comfortable for you: standing or squatting, with one leg raised or sitting on the toilet. Relax your vaginal muscles and spread your labia with your free hand. Insert the folded menstrual cup into the vagina in the direction of your tailbone until the gripping surface is about 2 cm above your vaginal opening. The menstrual cup will open before it is fully inserted and will sit at the bottom of the vagina (c).
To check if the menstrual cup fits properly, grasp it by the bottom end (not the handle) and turn the cup once by half a turn in any direction. If the menstrual cup can be turned easily, you have ensured that it is fully open. If you feel that the pull tab is too long or bothersome, you can cut one of the hearts off (d).
How to remove the ELANEE menstrual cup?
Depending on the strength of your bleeding, you should empty the menstrual cup several times a day to prevent overflowing. We recommend removing and cleaning the cup after a maximum of 8 hours. Wash your hands thoroughly before removing the menstrual cup and adopt a comfortable posture.
- Relax your vaginal muscles, grasp a heart of the pull tab with your thumb and forefinger and gently pull on it (e).
- Pull the cup down using the pull tab until it sits loosely in your vagina.
- Release the heart and grasp the cup by the handle to pull it from your sheath.
You can also remove the ELANEE menstrual cup like a conventional menstrual cup.
- Relax your vaginal muscles and gently pull the grip surface until you can grasp the lower part of the cup.
- Squeeze this and pull the cup out of your vagina.
- Alternatively, you can insert two fingers between the vaginal wall and the menstrual cup and then pull it out.
With the help of the markings on the inside of the cup, the filling quantity can be read:
- Size 1: 10 ml and 20 ml
- Size 2: 15 ml and 25 ml
Empty the contents into the toilet. Clean the menstrual cup according to the item “Cleaning and disposal instructions” in the instructions for use and reinsert it.
What should you do if you have an uncomfortable feeling when wearing it or if the menstrual cup leaks?
First try removing and reinserting the menstrual cup as described above to make sure that the cup fits correctly. Limited comfort may also be related to the fact that the selected cup size is unsuitable for you. The choice of size depends, for example, on the strength of your period, your age, your pelvic floor muscles or whether you have already given birth vaginally. If you feel that the pull tab is too long or bothersome, you can cut off one of the hearts (d).
The ELANEE menstrual cup is inserted vaginally to collect menstrual secretions. The cup, folded during insertion, unfolds in the vagina and, thanks to the flexible material, it adheres to the vaginal wall, preventing menstrual blood from flowing past it. Removal is facilitated by a special mechanism. This involves pulling the heart-shaped handle at the end of the pull tab, which is connected to the rim. The upper rim of the cup detaches from the vaginal wall due to the pulling force, allowing the cup to be easily pulled out of the vagina. Alternatively, the ELANEE menstrual cup can also be removed like conventional menstrual cups.
Material & Cleaning
- 100% medically approved TPE
The ELANEE menstrual cup is animal-free and free of animal ingredients.
Before first use:
Boil the ELANEE menstrual cup in a pot for 3 minutes in a water bath.
During the period:
After emptying the menstrual cup, clean it thoroughly with a mild soap and rinse it under running water. If you do not have the opportunity to rinse the cup (e.g. in a public toilet), you can alternatively wipe it out with toilet paper or a tissue and clean it thoroughly at the next opportunity.
The menstrual cup can be disposed of in normal household waste. Please separate the individual components of the packaging by type and send them to the appropriate recycling system. Please observe the regional disposal guidelines.