Can I use feminine soap to clean my menstrual cups?
While they are not usually gender-inclusive in branding or name, intimate/feminine washes are often safe for us on the vulva. They are safe to use for cleaning your cup. Unscented products are best, as they don’t smell.
Can I use coconut oil to insert menstrual cup?
Yes! Another option is to use an aloe-based, non-toxic lubricant. You should also ensure that you use the correct cup size!
What’s the difference between Model 1 and Model 2 Diva Cup?
Model 1 is for women under the age of 30 who have never given birth. Model 2 is for women 30 or older and/or who have given birth. Because the vaginal muscles hold The DivaCup in place, it is important to use Model 2 if you are over 30, even if you have not had children.
Can I try menstrual cup before period?
Yes! The cup is safe to be worn before your period begins, or when you have a lot of fluid. What happens if my cup is left in for too long? Cups can be safely worn for up to 12 hours.
How do I know if I insert my diva cup correctly?
If the menstrual cups have been properly inserted, you may hear a “pop”, or a suction sound. This indicates that the cup is unfolded and has created the suction seal. If in doubt, feel around the cup’s base. It should feel round-shaped or oval with no noticeable folds.
Can menstrual cups cause UTI?
In relation to menstrual cups, if your cup restricts urine flow and does not allow you to empty your bladder fully, this could lead to a UTI. However, it is rare.
Why does my diva cup make me feel like I have to pee?
The uterus literally sits on top of your bladder and puts pressure. There are two reasons why a menstrual cups puts pressure on your bladder.