How do I wash my menstrual cup?
Here are six ways to clean and care for your menstrual cup.
- Use a Menstrual Cup Cleanser.
- Clean With a pH-Balanced Soap (You Vagina Will Thank You)
- Make a Vinegar Solution to Sanitize Your Cup.
- Boil Your Period Cup at The End of Your Menstrual Cycle.
- Dry Your Menstrual Cup Completely Before Storing.
How often should I boil my menstrual cup?
We can’t emphasize this enough – boil your cup for 20 minutes every time BEFORE and AFTER every cycle, rather than 10 minutes.
What soap can I use to wash my diva cup?
To clean your menstrual cups, using a soap that is mild, unscented, oil-free and water-based is recommended. This is important because the wrong soap can coat the cup in a film that is difficult to get rid of, it can disrupt the bacteria and pH of the vagina, and it can irritate the vagina, which is sensitive to soap.
How do you get stains out of a Diva Cup?
Our go-to method is roughly 1/3 hydrogen peroxide and 2/3 water. Allow the cup to soak in the solution for about 5 – 10 minutes. After soaking, make sure you thoroughly wash the cup to ensure no lingering hydrogen peroxide remains. Don’t forget to rinse the air holes as well at the very top of the cup.
Can you poop with menstrual cup in?
Can I pee and poop while wearing a menstrual cup? Yes, you can. Even though stool comes out of a different hole, the pressure may cause the cup to shift a bit or may make pooping a bit more difficult. If you choose to poop while wearing a cup, be sure to check that your cup is still in place with clean fingers (5).
Why does my Diva Cup smell bad?
You are wearing your cup for too long
Furthermore, cups are made to be changed at least 2 times a day – for every 12 hours. If you leave your cup inside you for more than the recommended hours, this can cause your cup to smell. And if your cup already has an odor, the smell can increase from time to time.
Do menstrual cups stretch you out?
No, the vagina won’t stretch from using a menstrual cup. This means that something as small as a menstrual cup or a tampon will not cause you to stretch out.
How do you clean a menstrual cup without boiling?
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. Once you get home, make sure to boil that cup for 20 minutes!
What to do if you drop your diva cup in the toilet?
If that’s what you choose to do, make sure you submerge your menstrual cup in rolling, boiling water for 20 minutes (not touching the bottom of the pan, so suspended by another utensil, like a pea strainer).
Can I wash my diva cup with Dove soap?
“Dove Unscented” is a great example– it’s a common brand, cheap, and easy to find. * A store-bought unscented baby soap, or unscented baby shampoo (they are always mild). Many companies do not recommend using a regular or scented soap, because the perfume can cling to the cup and irritate you inside.
Can menstrual cups cause UTI?
No, menstrual cups themselves do not cause UTIs. However, it is possible for bacteria that causes UTIs to be present on your fingers when inserting your menstrual cup, which may result in a UTI. Always make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before inserting your cup!
How do you clean a menstrual cup 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.