Inside the DivaCup box you will find your DivaCup, a storage bag and a user guide.
BEFORE YOU USE YOUR DIVACUP: Boil your cup for 5-10 minutes before using the DivaCup.
HOW DO I INSERT THE DIVACUP?
WASH: Always wash your hands before inserting or removing your DivaCup.
RELAX: Stress can tighten your muscles and make for a more difficult experience. So, relax, you'll get the hang of this in no time.
FOLD THE CUP:
U-Fold: Press the sides of the cup between your fingers and fold it in half to create a U.
Push-Down fold: Hold the top rim of the cup. With your index finger on the top rim, push the rim down into the centre for the cup base to create a triangle.
HOLD: With one hand, hold the folded sides firmly together with your thumb on one side and your four fingers on the other side, just below the top rim of the cup.
INSERTING THE DIVACUP: While sitting on the toilet or standing with one leg up on the bathtub, gently separate your labia with your free hand. Holding the folded cup between your thumb and forefinger, push the curved edge of the folded cup into your vagina horizontally. Breathe, you've got this. Your DivaCup may open before it is fully inserted into your vagina. Don't worry, this is normal. Continue to gently push the cup into your vagina until the stem is even with the vaginal opening. Inserting the DivaCup too high may cause leaks and make removal difficult. TIP: Aim the folded DivaCup toward your tailbone at the base of your spine, away from the cervix.
ROTATE THE CUP: Once the DivaCup is in your vagina, grip the base of the cup, not the stem, and turn the cup one complete rotation, 360 degrees, in either direction. This will create a seal. TIP: An alternative insertion method is to insert the cup partway into your vagina, rotate it 360 degrees, then push it horizontally the rest of the way.
TO PREVENT LEAKING: To prevent leaking, once inserted, try sliding your finger along the outside of the cup and your vaginal wall, pressing gently on the sides of the cup. This should open the cup fully, creating the seal and will make rotation easier.
TRIM THE STEM: Some DivaCup users find that the stem is too long and causes irritation. If the stem feels uncomfortable, remove the cup and trim the stem slightly, but no shorter than 1/4 inch/0.6 cm. For further instruction, visit our website: www.divacup.com.
HOW LONG CAN I LEAVE MY DIVACUP IN? Whether you're on the go, studying for exams or dancing the night away, you can expect no leaks for up to 8 hours. Depending on your menstrual flow, you may have to empty it more frequently.
HOW DO I REMOVE MY DIVACUP: Before removing your DivaCup you will need clean hands and for those first-time users, some patience. Get comfortable, sit on the toilet, or stand with one leg on the bathtub and gently separate your labia with your fingers. With your forefinger and thumb, gently pull on the stem until you can feel the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup. This will break the seal. Gently move the cup from side to side and pull down. This action will remove the cup from your vagina.
CAUTION: Do not aggressively pull on the stem to remove the cup. This will be painful and you will likely spill the menstrual flow. NEVER use a foreign object, such as tweezers, to remove your DivaCup. Once removed, keep your cup upright so that your flow remains in the cup. Empty the contents and thoroughly wash your DivaCup with warm water and a mild unscented, oil-free soap. For best results, we recommend using the DivaWash®.
Suitable For: You're over the age of 30 and/or have a heavier menstrual flow.
Storage Instructions: The DivaCup likes to be kept in its cotton bag and away from perfumes or anything scented.