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.
How often do you sterilize Diva Cup?
No matter which brand you choose, the basic guidelines are pretty much the same: You should clean your cup at least every 12 hours during your period (whenever you empty and reinsert it), and you should sterilize it at the end of each period (at least once per month).
Does boiling menstrual cup damage it?
Be careful not to leave your cup in the boiling water too long though; boiling your cup too often may lead to the silicone softening or thinning over time. While it may seem strange to place a menstrual product in a kitchen pot, just remember that your period is a natural, healthy process!
Will my Diva Cup melt if I boil it?
The ideal recommended time to boil a menstrual cup is 5-7 minutes. If you boil too long, it is possible that the silicone material softens and thins over a long time. Leaving the cup unattended while boiling can melt it away.
How long should I boil my menstrual cup?
It’s important to sterilize your menstrual cup before you insert it for the first time. To do this: Submerge the cup completely in a pot of boiling for 5–10 minutes. Empty the pot and allow the cup to return to room temperature.
Why does my Diva Cup smell so bad?
Typically, menstrual flow only begins to develop an odor when it is exposed to air, which means that you shouldn’t experience the same odor that is present with tampons and pads. However, an odor could develop if you wear the DivaCup longer than the recommended 12 hours without removing and cleaning.
Do Gynecologists recommend menstrual cups?
A menstrual cup is not suitable for women with severe clinical uterine prolapse, but all women with normal anatomy should be able to comfortably use a menstrual cup. Period cups may be less suitable for women who experience cervical or vaginal prolapse after childbirth.
Can you wear a menstrual cup when not on period?
The cup is regulated for use only during menstruation, meaning a key element of success is menstrual flow. … If the cup is inserted when not menstruating, the vaginal canal is often less lubricated and the cup will not glide in as easy (and will be quite uncomfortable).
Do you have to boil your DivaCup every month?
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.
How do you boil a menstrual cup with a whisk?
Whisk. Buying a silicone whisk, specifically for your DivaCup, is a great way to help with boiling your cup. Simply place the cup in the whisk, submerge in the pot of boiling water and wait 5-10 minutes to remove. Note: the whisk is not a required tool but will help prevent burning of the cup.
How do I make my diva cup not smell?
Wipe thoroughly or soak your menstrual cup for an hour with rubbing alcohol. (Soaking in hydrogen peroxide 3% will freshen it too.) Pro tip: You can also use a toothpick soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean out your menstrual cup holes.