Can using a menstrual cup help you to conceive?

Can using a menstrual cup help you to conceive?

There is no scientific research on this matter but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to be found.

What is a menstrual disc actually for?

Using a menstrual disc does not directly help you conceive. Menstrual discs are designed to collect menstrual blood and are typically used as an alternative to pads or tampons during menstruation. They are inserted into the vagina to catch the blood flow.

What is conception

Conception, involves the fertilisation of an egg by sperm, leading to pregnancy. It requires the sperm to reach and fertilise an egg in the fallopian tubes.

The Theory

The theory is that a menstrual cup or menstrual disc CAN help you get pregnant. Inserting your menstrual cup after sex helps hold the sperm inside you giving them more of an opportunity to reach an egg. It is more practical than laying with your legs in the air for 20 minutes post doing the deed.

The menstrual cup can be worn for approximately 8 hours and then needs to be removed and thoroughly cleaned.


If you are trying to conceive, it is important to understand your menstrual cycle and ovulation. Tracking your menstrual cycle, monitoring your basal body temperature, and using ovulation predictor kits can help you identify your most fertile days and maximize your chances of conceiving.