Menstruation is a natural process that every woman goes through. It’s an experience that may vary from person to person but the use of menstrual products can make it more comfortable and convenient. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional pads and tampons, consider using The Diva Cup.
The Diva Cup is a reusable silicone cup that sits snugly inside your vagina and collects menstrual blood. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know on how to use this fabulous period protection device.
Benefits Of Using A Menstrual Cup
Before diving into how to use The Diva Cup, let’s first take a look at some of the benefits of using menstrual cups:
– Environmentally friendly as they are reusable,
– Can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying them,
– Reduces unpleasant odors caused by menstruation.
So if you want to save money in the long term and reduce your carbon footprint while experiencing ultimate comfort during your periods – read on!
Choosing Your Size
When choosing your Diva Cup size, don’t let embarrassment hold you back. Picking the correct size matters because it affects effectiveness and comfort level. Below are some factors worth considering when selecting a suitable size:
– Childbearing factors ,
– Flow intensity.
Here is how to determine which size would work best based on these factors:
|Under 30 years old
Never delivered vaginally or via Caesarean Section
|Under 30 years old
Delivered vaginally or via caesarean section
|Over 30 years old
Delivered via caesarean section
|Over 30 years old
Delivered vaginally or via caesarean section with a weak pelvic floor, heavy menstrual flow, or adenomyosis
Note: Adenomyosis is a condition that occurs when the tissue lining the uterus grows into its muscular wall.
Preparing Your Diva Cup
Before inserting your menstrual cup for the first time, sterilize it by putting it in boiling water for at least five minutes. Then wash your hands and follow these instructions:
1. Find a comfortable position – sitting on the toilet or standing with one leg lifted up can work fine.
2. Fold the cup by pressing its sides together to form a “U” shape.
3. Hold it securely and make sure it’s inserted low enough into your vaginal canal.
4. Push back against the opening of your vagina while simultaneously angling The Diva Cup upward to ensure proper suctioning .
Pro-tip: Don’t be discouraged if you fail at first as properly placing The Diva Cup can depend on individual physiology.
Wearing Your Diva Cup
When wearing The Diva Cup there are some routines you should get used to:
One advantage of using menstrual cups is that they don’t need constant changing like traditional pads and tampons. However, please still check in regularly to empty out quickly before reinserting especially on days with heavier flows
Ensure that you’ve positioned The Diva Cups seal firmly around your vaginal walls so that no fluid leaks out through an improperly fit hole; this could be caused by a lack of proper orientation when fitting or not inserting deeply enough.
Sleeping With A Menstrual Cup
You might feel uneasy about leaving anything put inside of you overnight. However, it’s safe to sleep in with The Diva Cup as long as you don’t go for more than 12 hours.
Removing Your Diva Cup
Removal is easy once you’ve got the hang of it. Here are some simple steps:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Find a comfortable position
3. Use your fingers to either push down slightly on the base of the cup or gently tug on its stem handle.
4. Once you reach the base, squeeze it gently between two fingertips to release suction and wiggle until it comes out
Don’t be alarmed if removing The Diva Cup feels weird or uncomfortable during your first period cycle, practice makes perfect.
To make cleaning easier before reinserting, rinse off thoroughly with water and clean using mild soap plus warm water when required; but ensure that any methods used won’t compromise the quality of material.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some FAQs about The Diva Cup:
Can I still use my menstrual cup while swimming?
Yes! Swimming is perfectly fine while using a menstrual cup – just give them a good rinse-out after use
How do I properly care for my Diva Cup?
Sterilize by submerging the empty device into boiling water for at least 5 minutes; Then rinsing out with mild soap.
Does inserting or removing The Diva Cup hurt?
Insertion may require adjusting and several tries before getting comfortable; there shouldn’t be any pain involved if inserted correctly-similarly applies for removal!
Can virgins use our product successfully?
Take-away point: With proper handling tips & sizing information provided earlier one can find successful usage regardless of breaking their virginity status.
Switching from pads/tampons to a menstrual cup like The Diva Cup requires dedication and commitment because they have potential learning curves but after mastering it leaves zero regrets. They’re environmentally friendly, cost-effective and take half the maintenance than you would use with conventional means. We believe that having a reliable period protection option like The Diva Cup helps make life more manageable for women transiting through their menstrual cycles.