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 I use my menstrual cup without boiling it?
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.
What happens if you don’t boil your Diva Cup?
If you don’t clean your cup properly, bacteria, odors, stains, and erosion can occur. This could lead to irritation, or, in more rare cases, infection. This also means that your cup will likely need to be replaced more often. That’s why it’s recommended to keep up with your daily cleaning and monthly sterilization.
How do you sterilize a Diva Cup without boiling it?
Hydrogen peroxide (1%): You can find this in most drug stores or pharmacies. Use one part 1% hydrogen peroxide and one part water. Submerge your cup and let it soak for 24 hours. Give it a good, thorough wash to remove all of the hydrogen peroxide residues before using it or storing it.
Do you have to boil a menstrual cup before first use?
“First things first, it’s important to boil your menstrual cup before first use,” says Sophie Zivku, Corporate Communications Manager at DivaCup. “To do this, place it in an open pot of boiling water for five to 10 minutes with plenty of water. Just don’t leave the boiling pot unattended.
Can I microwave my Saalt Cup?
Yes. After a menstrual cup is rinsed off, it can be put into the microwave for some deep cleaning: 1) Place the cup into a microwave-safe container. 2) Make sure that the cup is completely submerged.
How long should I boil my Saalt Cup?
Sanitize. You should disinfect your Saalt Cup between cycles by boiling your cup in water for 4–5 min (not more than 7 min) to sanitize it. Use tongs or a wire whisk to ensure the cup doesn’t touch the bottom of the pot.
Can you put a Diva cup in before your period starts?
The small, flexible cup is made of silicone or latex rubber. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it. Just before your period begins, tightly fold the menstrual cup and insert it like a tampon without an applicator. Used correctly, you shouldn’t feel it.
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 poop with a menstrual cup?
You can easily pee with a menstrual cup inserted, but pooping is a different story. The cup’s suction will prevent it from falling down the toilet, yet as you exert pressure to push the stool out of your anus, this pressure could cause the menstrual cup to shift, making pooping uncomfortable.
Should you boil Diva Cup?
To Boil or not to Boil
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.