So, you found us, you're intrigued by our Urinary Incontinence devices, but a big question lingers - how do you use them?!
Before we start, we want to thank you for exploring and participating in the the conversation around female Urinary Incontinence - and for moving away from traditional absorption products; those old-school, bulky and uncomfortable incontinence pads and undies.
Now - it's time to get into the nitty-gritty of Coo-Wee. So keep an open mind, uncross your legs, and get ready!
Inserting Your Coo-Wee
STEP 1. Wash your hands: Always wash your hands and your Coo-Wee before you insert it with warm water.
STEP 2. Get comfy: When you’re ready, find a position that is comfortable and relaxing for you. Most women find squatting as if you were inserting a tampon a good start!
Like anything new, the more you relax and practice, the easier it'll become. So take a deep breath, get comfy and get ready.
STEP 3. Fold your Coo-Wee: You will need to fold your Coo-Wee into a ‘U’ shape. Firmly hold the sides of your Coo-Wee with the locating tip facing down.
With the round end facing towards your pubic bone, insert the Coo-Wee into your vagina. Do not aim straight up, aim back and towards your tailbone as you would with a tampon.
STEP 4. Insert your Coo-Wee and leave where it's most comfortable: This will be different for all women, however as a guide, you should not feel your Coo-Wee once placed.
If you can feel the locating tip in your vaginal opening, it is not inserted far enough. Finding the right position may take a little getting used to, but as they say, practice makes perfect!
STEP 5. Make sure it has opened: Proper insertion is important. Make sure Coo-Wee opens fully after finding your comfy spot.
To be sure it has opened correctly simply give your Coo-Wee a small rotation. You can also squeeze the pressure rings (not the locating tip) and pull-down slightly to create the seal.
You may feel a small ‘POP’ when Coo-Wee opens. This is confirmation that it has opened fully. Great job!
Tips For Inserting Coo-Wee
TIP! Use a little water-based personal lubricant on the rim of your Coo-Wee and on your vulva, as it will help it glide…but don’t overdo it! if it gets too slippery it may make it difficult to hold onto.
TIP! A squatting position can be helpful however, don’t forcibly bear down.
TIP! Some women prefer to insert Coo-Wee in the shower, while sitting on the toilet or even standing with one leg up on a chair/toilet.
TIP! Ensure that your fingernails are not too long!
How to Remove Your Coo-Wee
STEP 1. Relax: This step is as important during removal as when you insert your Coo-Wee.
STEP 2. Get a grip: Use the locating tip to get a grip on your Coo-Wee. Now bear in mind that your Coo-Wee may have travelled a little north during the day, but don’t worry, you’ve got this!
A squatting position will also assist to bring Coo-Wee to you.
STEP 3. Exit strategy: Hold the locating tip with your thumb and second finger.
With your index finger extended to be level with the rings, press inward on Coo-Wee to deform the shape, break the seal and remove slowly.
TIP! Do not use the tip to pull down and remove, this will only strengthen the suction.
TIP! Pinch the body of your Coo-Wee just below the rings and above the locating tip to help release the suction.