Before using your cup every month you should sterilize it in boiling water. Once your cup has been sterilized, wash your hands and find a comfortable position. Fold your cup and insert it in the vagina. It will open inside and adapt to your body. Position the cup lower than a tampon and check that it is completely open, so that it creates a seal that allows the cup to stay inside and collect the menstrual flow.
To remove the cup, first wash your hands. Get in a comfortable position, preferably sitting. Then find the stem. Ours is shaped like a drop, so that it is very comfortable. You might need to make some pelvic floor contractions to push the cup down and out. While holding the stem, pull it down, very gently, from side to side until you can grab the full cup from the grid. Pinch the bottom of the cup to release the sealing suction effect.
Then empty and rinse the cup, and it’s ready for reuse.
We recommend washing and sterilizing the cup again when your period ends, before returning it to the bag. That is to ensure no residuals are left on the cup.
Over time your cup can start changing its color (this will not change its effectiveness). So, for a better maintenance, every 3 months add a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate to the water when you sterilize the cup before use. Doing so will help to remove part of the stains and give the cup a lighter color. You can also use a bamboo toothbrush to clean the inside surface of the cup even more.