After your cycle is over, you need to boil the cup once again and then store it in the pouch that comes with the Safecup. You should start using a Safecup wash after you know for sure you will be continuing to use the cup. It helps to maintain the cup and cuts any odor. For convenience, you can also try the Safecup Electric sterilizer and boil the cup more often in your bathroom or bedroom.
How to use a menstrual cup
Being calm and confident makes it easier!
Welcome to the new world of periods
Before the first use
-Before using your Safecup for the first time you should sterilize the cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
-Make sure the vessel is deep and there is enough water to float the cup.
-If you don't want to boil the cup in the kitchen, a more convenient way is to invest in a Safecup electric sterilizer that you can keep in your room or even your bathroom!
Insertion, Removal & Sterilizing.
Step 1: Wash Your Hands
It is important to keep your hands clean at all times. Also, long nails aren't your best friend when you use the safecup.
Step 2: Fold the cup
Insertion is all about correctly folding the cup, and trying standing positions.
Two of the most popular are the Punch-Down Fold and the C-Fold. When you’re inserting your menstrual cup, you need to keep it folded until it is inside of your vagina.
Step 3: Insert the cup
Introduce the folded cup into the vagina, very slowly and calmly. Don't let the cup open before it is completely inside. Make sure the tip is also inside the vagina. Then leave the cup and insert it with your index finger. If you are worried or concerned, the muscles don’t support you, and insertion gets a bit difficult. You and your body should both welcome the cup.
Step 4: Check for Vacuum
With your index finger touch or massage all sides of the cup. Basically, move your index finger around the cup to see if the fold has completely opened.
Now, try to pull your cup down, very gently. If the vacuum is created, it will not come down with your gentle pull.
8-hours of protection
One of the benefits of using a menstrual cup is that you can use it for up to 10 hours at a time. We recommend women to empty their Cup every 4-8 hours depending on their flow. We recommend you empty your menstrual cup more often, in the beginning, to get to know the cup and your flow. Experiment with different folding and insertion methods and don’t worry, you’ll soon become a dedicated cup convert.
Step 1: Wash hands and squat
Again, start by washing your hands with warm water and mild soap. Get into the squatting position, this pushes the cup down.
Step 2: Pinch the base
Insert the index finger and the thumb, and pinch the base of the cup. This will break the seal. Then, while wiggling or rotating the cup pull it down, slowly.
Step 3: Rinse and repeat
Empty the cup and rinse it with cold water before re-inserting it. You do not need to boil it every time you remove it.
Boil your cup every third day of our period. For example, if your period lasts five days, boil it once before your period, once on the third day, and once after!
Caring for your cup
Safecup - Made in USA - Menstrual cup
Menstrual Cup Steriliser by Safecup
Safecup Menstrual cup - Made in USA + Safecup Wash (200 mL) Combo
Safecup Period Panties - Underwear that absorbs! - Mesh
Beginner’s tips from the experts.
Wear a sanitary pad or a liner for safety the first few times, unless you’re sure you got it right. Then go on with the day. You can do absolutely anything you do normally during the day! Just be ready to check in the 8th Hour. In the first few times, you just check it within 4-6 hours.
If you don't get it right the first time, please don't overexert.
The vagina is a sensitive area. So make sure you try only once or twice at one go. Give it a rest, read more, talk to women, and then try.
Use the Safecup on your period only. It works the best when there is lubrication during the period.
When you are rinsing your cup between cycles, rinse it with cold water only as it removes the stains and hot water makes the stains more permanent.
Before you try the cup ensure you've read about the different folds and positions. DO NOT keep it for the last minute.
Where does it sit?
The cup is designed to open up inside your vagina and (painlessly) suction to your vaginal walls, which keeps it in place. It should sit below your cervix, the narrow neck-like passage below the uterus that blood flows through to get to your vagina.
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Care & Storage
Safecup likes to be kept in its cotton or a jute bag away from moisture.
Nobody wants an irritated vagina. So here are some things to avoid:
Vinegar, Scented soap, Oil-based soap, Rubbing alcohol, Antibacterial soap, Baking soda, Hydrogen peroxide, Bleach, Dishwashing soap.