- 1 How do I Sterilise my tulip cup?
- 2 How often should you sterilize menstrual cup?
- 3 Can you over boil a Diva Cup?
- 4 Can I leave my menstrual cup in for 24 hours?
- 5 Do I have to boil my menstrual cup every time?
- 6 Can you use a menstrual cup for discharge?
- 7 How do you Sterilise a menstrual cup in the microwave?
- 8 How do I know if my menstrual cup is in right?
- 9 Do I need to boil my diva cup every month?
- 10 Why does my Diva Cup smell so bad?
- 11 Should I boil my diva cup before first use?
How do I Sterilise my tulip cup?
Place the sterilizer (with your menstrual cup inside) into the microwave. Microwave for 3 minutes, or enough time to bring the water to a boil and to leave it boiling for a few minutes. After it is boiled BE CAREFUL not to burn yourself – the sterilizer will be very hot.
How often should you sterilize menstrual cup?
It is usually recommended that you sterilise your menstrual cup before and after each cycle. In order to sterilise and store your menstrual cup at the end of your cycle, simply rinse as normal.
Can you over boil a Diva Cup?
While boiling the DivaCup can help with discoloration and give your cup a more thorough clean, it is not a required cleaning step. Note: the DivaCup will naturally discolor over time, but this will not impair its functionality. Boiling the cup is really a personal choice.
Can I leave my menstrual cup in for 24 hours?
You can wear a menstrual cup for 6 to 12 hours, depending on whether or not you have a heavy flow. This means you can use a cup for overnight protection. You should always remove your menstrual cup by the 12- hour mark.
Do I have to boil my menstrual cup every time?
Do you have to boil your cup? No, but if you prefer that your cup be fully sanitized before or after each cycle you can safely do so. In fact, it is recommended by most brands.
Can you use a menstrual cup for discharge?
Can I use a cup for discharge / cervical fluids? Yes! Because the cup does not absorb or disrupt the vaginal environment it is safe to wear before your period starts — or when you ‘re having particularly heavy fluid days.
How do you Sterilise a menstrual cup in the microwave?
After a menstrual cup is rinsed off, it can be put into the microwave for some deep cleaning:
- Place the cup into a microwave -safe container.
- Make sure that the cup is completely submerged.
- Do not cover the container!
- Set your microwave on high for 3-5 minutes.
How do I know if my menstrual cup is in right?
If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has unfolded and created the necessary suction seal. If you’re in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds.
Do I need to boil my diva cup every month?
We advise boiling your cup for 20 minutes between each menstrual cycle to keep it fresh and clean, but if you forgot or didn’t have time to boil it, you can sanitize the cup with our handy Cup Wipes, or wipe it down with rubbing alcohol.
Why does my Diva Cup smell so bad?
Yes! It’s completely normal for a menstrual cup to develop an odor with regular use. This odor may be completely different from the smell associated with your menstrual flow. Some people have described the smell as similar to eggs, broccoli, or sulfur.
Should I boil my diva cup before first use?
You’ll want to prepare the cup before your first use. Start by washing both of your hands and the cup with a mild, unscented cleanser. Next up: Boil a pot of water, and let the cup sit in the boiling water for no more than 10 minutes. Be careful to monitor the cup so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.