Do I have to boil my menstrual 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. You can boil your period cup in a pot on the stove, or in a specialty container in the microwave (be sure to allow it to cool before opening!)
Does boiling damage menstrual cup?
Boiling your menstrual cup sanitizes it and makes it safe to use. Any time you put a foreign object into your body, there’s a chance you could be exposing yourself to bacteria. Infections from menstrual cups are rare, as long as you use your cup correctly and clean it properly.
How often do I need to clean my menstrual cup?
It is important to wash your DivaCup 2-3 times a day with warm water and the DivaWash, or a mild, unscented, oil-free soap. No matter where you are (home or travelling) remember to only use potable (safe to drink) water when cleaning your menstrual cup.
What happens if I don’t boil my diva cup?
If you don’t clean your cup properly, bacteria, odors, stains, and erosion can occur. This could lead to irritation, or, in more rare cases, infection. This also means that your cup will likely need to be replaced more often. That’s why it’s recommended to keep up with your daily cleaning and monthly sterilization.
How do you sterilize a menstrual cup without boiling?
Hydrogen peroxide (1%): You can find this in most drug stores or pharmacies. Use one part 1% hydrogen peroxide and one part water. Submerge your cup and let it soak for 24 hours. Give it a good, thorough wash to remove all of the hydrogen peroxide residues before using it or storing it.
What happens if you boil your 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?
The ideal recommended time to boil a menstrual cup is 5-7 minutes. If you boil too long, it is possible that the silicone material softens and thins over a long time. Leaving the cup unattended while boiling can melt it away.
Why are menstrual cups bad?
Incorrect use of menstrual cups could be resulting in some women suffering pelvic organ prolapse, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy wants some manufacturers to include better safety advice. Menstrual cups fit into the vagina and collect period blood.
Can I wash menstrual cup with V wash?
3. Mild wash or soap: any mild soap or intimate wash which is suspended of perfumes or oil can also be put to use. 4. Water: most people are either sensitive or determined not to use any kind of soap, wash, or wipes to clean a menstrual cup.