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Instructions For Use

Before First Use

  1. Sterilize the cup and launder the linen carry bag. To sterilize the cup, fully submerge the cup in boiling water for five (5) minutes.
  2. Carefully remove the cup and empty any hot water in the reservoir.
  3. Place the cup in the laundered linen carry bag.
  4. Store in a clean area with air circulation.

DO NOT STORE THE CUP IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER.

CAUTION: WAIT UNTIL THE CUP HAS COOLED BEFORE INSERTING INTO YOUR BODY.

Do not use: bleach, antimicrobial soaps, or sanitizers to clean the cup as these may damage the cup. Some mild soaps are OK, but we suggest plain water or a branded cup wash. (See "Tips for Use" section on FAQs & Tips page.)

Insertion

1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse the cup with clean water.

3. Hold the cup so you can see the Kind Cup logo. Place index finger on the lower half of the shorter, front wall of cup and press to collapse. Then press side walls together to fold cup.

4. Relax pelvic muscles. Use your other hand to gently move your labia aside.

5. Point cup up and angled towards your backbone as you insert it into your vagina. Keep the collapsed fold facing up, and Kind Cup logo on the bottom.

6. Once inserted, release the fold so that the cup will open and form a seal against your vaginal wall. Hold base of cup, bear down with your pelvic muscles, then with your thumb and index finger still holding the base of the cup, push the cup up a little, down a little, to feel that it has securely created a suction seal.

7. Feel the base of the cup to make sure it opened fully and that front of cup faces forward. If cup is not facing the proper direction, it may cause discomfort. Cup must be placed below your cervix and above your pubic bone to avoid leaks and possible discomfort.

During Use

The cup must be emptied and cleaned AT LEAST every 12 hours/twice per day.

Experiencing leaks? Having trouble creating a seal? Need tips to help your cup fully open?
Check out the "Tips For Use" section on our FAQs & Tips page!

Removal

1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Relax pelvic muscles. Locate removal stem or bulb and gently pull down with slight side-to-side motion until the base of the cup is in reach.

3. To break the seal, gently press the front of the base with your thumb, pinching the cup base between your thumb and index finger. Then continue to pull the cup down and out.

4. Empty contents. Wash with cold water first to minimize discoloration, or wipe clean, then reinsert if needed.

Want extra suggestions for easy removal? Check out the "Tips For Use" section on our FAQs & Tips page!

Cleaning & Storage Between Menstrual Cycles

  1. Sterilize the cup between menstrual cycles by fully submerging the cup in boiling water for five (5) minutes.
  2. Carefully remove cup and empty any hot water in the reservoir.
  3. Ensure the cup is completely clean, including the four holes near the top of the cup. (Discoloration of the cup over time is normal.)
  4. Place the cup in the clean linen carry bag (launder the linen carry bag as needed) and store in a clean area with air circulation where it can continue to air dry. DO NOT STORE THE CUP IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER.

CAUTION: FAILURE TO CLEAN CUP PROPERLY COULD RESULT IN INFECTION.

Warnings & More Info

Safety is important :)

  • If you experience any pain, discomfort, or gynecological issues while using your cup, please stop using it immediately and contact your doctor.
  • If you have any medical and/or gynecological conditions, please discuss with your doctor before first use.
  • If you have an IUD, check with your doctor before using a cup.
  • Do not use a silicone cup if you have known allergies or sensitivity to silicone.
  • Do not cut off or modify the removal stem unless you know you will be able to reach and remove the cup from the base.
  • Pulling straight down on the stem will not be effective for removal. Instead, gently pull the stem down and wiggle side to side until you can reach cup base. Then grip the cup base, not the stem, to complete removal.
  • DO NOT use foreign objects, such as a spoon, to help remove your cup.
  • Failure to remove cup and empty contents at least every 12 hours, or as needed during heavier days of your cycle, could result in leakage, discomfort, or infection.
  • Remove cup before vaginal intercourse/penetration.
  • Cup is NOT a contraceptive device.
  • Cup does NOT prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Do not use cup for post-natal bleeding.
  • If cup falls into a toilet or gets contaminated, please discontinue using that cup and replace with a new one.
  • Never share the same cup with another user.
  • Washing with antimicrobial soaps or hand sanitizers, antibacterial agents (e.g. povidone iodine), caustic materials like bleach, or oil-based products may break down the silicone cup and make it unsafe for use.
  • Discontinue use immediately if you notice your cup has a foul odor, powdery film, or sticky surface.
  • Reusable cup is not intended for any use other than collection of menstrual fluids.

CAUTION: FAILURE TO CLEAN CUP PROPERLY COULD RESULT IN INFECTION.

Attention: Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but serious disease that may cause death and has been associated with high absorbency tampon use. Though very rare, menstrual cups can be associated with TSS. Warning signs of TSS include sudden fever (usually 102° or more), vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, dizziness, and rash that looks like a sunburn. If these or other signs of TSS appear, discontinue use and seek medical attention immediately. Read and save the enclosed information.

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