Menstrual Cup Usage
1. Before you start
- Make sure you have clean hands, preferably wash with soap and water before and after you use your cup
- Clean your cup thoroughly
2. Inserting your menstrual cup
- Your cup is easier to insert when it's a little bit wet
- Stay squatting, kneeling or sitting while inserting the cup
- Fold and insert your cup
3. Removing the cup
- Find a comfortable position (usually squatting, kneeling or sitting on the toilet)
- Slightly press the base to allow some air in and unseal the cup
- Grip the cup by the base and tilt from side to side
When sold, the Cherriful cup is not sterile. Sterilise as explained in the beginning of this guide.
Should any tears or other material changes occur, change your Cherriful cup.
TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) Warning:
To minimize the risk of TSS, remove, clean and insert your menstrual cup every 4-8 hours during your period. This means you will do these steps at least 3 times in 24 hours.
Please do not use menstrual cups if you have ever suffered from Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
TSS is a very rare, but serious condition that might in extreme cases lead to death. It is usually linked to use of tampons, but there have been a few documented cases when TSS has been linked to the use of menstrual cups
If you experience TSS symptoms, such as sudden high fevers, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhoea, fainting or skin rash while using your menstrual cup, remove it immediately and immediately consult your doctor.
Remove your menstrual cup immediately if you develop symptoms such as irritation, inflammation or other pains in your genital area. As a general rule, if you experience any of these (regardless if using a menstrual cup or not) avoid covering your genital area with synthetic materials and consult your gynaecologist.