Best answer: How often should I boil my diva cup?

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.

Do you have to boil your diva 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.

How often should I sterilize my 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).

Can you over boil a 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.

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Why are menstrual cups bad?

But for some people, there’s a chance the silicone or rubber material can cause an allergic reaction. It may cause vaginal irritation. A menstrual cup may irritate your vagina if the cup isn’t cleaned and cared for properly. It may also cause discomfort if you insert the cup without any lubrication.

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).

Can menstrual cup pull cervix?

Overtime pulling on the cervix with the cup may cause a prolapse, but it would need to be A LOT of resistance to get this to happen. Think about the amount of pressure placed on your pelvic floor during a vaginal delivery (if you had one).

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