Menstrual cups are an excellent replacement for pads and tampons. But one question that women always ask is, "How do I clean it?". Cleaning your menstrual cup properly is critical to keeping your body safe and comfortable for the duration of the cup's existence. And, like so many other aspects of using a menstrual cup, keeping it clean is a breeze 😊
First & Foremost
The most important thing to remember is to wash your hands before touching your cup or yourself. You'll lower the risk of infection by keeping your vagina and surrounding area clean.
Bring To Boil
Your Femino Cup needs some TLC of its own. Before you use the cup for the first time, make sure it is ready by immersing it in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Use a stainless-steel pot & make sure your menstrual cup doesn't hit the pot's bottom or sides, as this could cause the silicone to melt.
Between Uses – While Menstruating
The Femino cup is made of 100% medical-grade silicone that is bacteria-resistant, so it does not need to be sterilised every time you empty it. It can be cleaned every time it is full by simply rinsing it in the sink before re-inserting it.
Back to Boiling – When Your Menstrual Cycle Ends
Even if you're hand-washing your cup between uses, you'll want to boil it at the end of each cycle—yes, we are back to boiling it! After washing your cup with hot water and soap, you can thoroughly sanitise it by placing it in boiling water, as mentioned earlier.
Nice & Dry – Ready For Storage
Storing your period cup with any remaining moisture on it can promote the growth of bacteria that is not ‘vagina’ friendly. Make sure your cup is clean & dry first and then stored somewhere comfortable. Keep it cool and dry, like in your underwear drawer or on your bedside table.
A Breathable Container
It's crucial to stop using a plastic or some other kind of container that is completely sealed. Femino's organic cotton pouch is a breathable container that will extend the life of your cup while also keeping it smelling fresh.
Built To Last
Cleaning and caring for your cup on a regular basis will make it last longer and keep you safe and healthy for years to come. If your cup cracks or splits, if it develops a chalky stain, or if it feels sticky to the touch, it is time to replace it. Visit our store for an ecofriendly option that does not cost the planet.
Stick to this menstrual cup cleaning routine until you've mastered it. Both your body and the environment will thank you.