- 1 How do you sterilize Blossom cups?
- 2 Can I leave my menstrual cup in for 24 hours?
- 3 Do I have to boil my menstrual cup before first use?
- 4 How often should you boil your menstrual cup?
- 5 Why does my Diva Cup smell so bad?
- 6 Does menstrual cup break virginity?
- 7 What happens when menstrual cup is full?
- 8 Does using a menstrual cup shorten your period?
- 9 What happens if I boil my menstrual cup for too long?
- 10 Will my Diva Cup melt if I boil it?
- 11 Can you use a menstrual cup for discharge?
How do you sterilize Blossom cups?
You can immerse your Blossom Cup in boiling water for 5-7 minutes at a time to sterilize it – try to keep your cup from touching the sides or bottom of the pot by using a pair of tongs to keep it steady and remove it from the boiling water. Let your Blossom Cup cool down completely before using it.
Can I leave my menstrual cup in for 24 hours?
You can wear a menstrual cup for 6 to 12 hours, depending on whether or not you have a heavy flow. This means you can use a cup for overnight protection. You should always remove your menstrual cup by the 12- hour mark.
Do I have to boil my 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.
How often should you boil your menstrual 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.
Why does my Diva Cup smell so bad?
Yes! It’s completely normal for a menstrual cup to develop an odor with regular use. This odor may be completely different from the smell associated with your menstrual flow. Some people have described the smell as similar to eggs, broccoli, or sulfur.
Does menstrual cup break virginity?
In short, no, using a menstrual cup will not make you lose your virginity.
What happens when menstrual cup is full?
However, if your cup is full when these muscles are contracting, you might experience what is called a “fake leak”, which causes overflowing due to the pressure from your bowel movement. These fake leaks are typically limited to a few drops, but to avoid them you can wear some period undies or a liner.
Does using a menstrual cup shorten your period?
After a few brief (and very bloody) learning experiences, I can attest to the fact that my menstrual cup is totally awesome. My periods are shorter, my cramps are lighter, and I can go for up to 12 hours without emptying it, thus eliminating many messy moments in public restrooms.
What happens if I boil my menstrual cup for too long?
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?
To sterilize your menstrual cup before and after each cycle, rinse the cup and place it inside a pot of boiling water. Leaving the cup unattended while boiling can melt it away.
Can you use a menstrual cup for discharge?
Can I use a cup for discharge / cervical fluids? Yes! Because the cup does not absorb or disrupt the vaginal environment it is safe to wear before your period starts — or when you ‘re having particularly heavy fluid days.