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 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.)


1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse the cup with clean water.

3. 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 gently 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. 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!


1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Relax pelvic muscles. Locate removal stem and use it as a guide to locate the base of the cup for removal. If needed, gently pull down on the stem with slight side-to-side motion (do not pull straight down) until the base of the cup is in reach.

3. To break the seal for removal, gently pinch the cup base between your thumb and index finger. After breaking the seal, continue to pull the cup down and out.

4. Empty contents. Option to wipe the cup clean with toilet paper. Wash the cup with cold water first to minimize discoloration, 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.


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.
  • No medical promises or guarantees are made in connection to this product.
  • Do not cut off or modify the removal stem.
  • Use the stem as a guide to reach the base of the cup. DO NOT pull straight down on the stem for removal. If you cannot reach the cup base, slowly pull the stem down with a gentle side-to-side motion until the cup is lowered. When the cup base can be reached, break the seal by pinching the base, then continue to pull the cup down and out to complete removal.
  • Use caution with sharp or abrasive surfaces, such as freshly clipped fingernails, as they can create a micro-tear and compromise the silicone.
  • 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.
  • Kind Cup is not to be used in addition to tampons or any other internal period products.
  • 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.


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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