How to Clean a Menstrual Cup

The menstrual cup has proven to be a great alternative to conventional pads and tampons for many women during their menstrual cycle. And it is an object that collects the menstrual flow instead of absorbing it, thus being reusable and allowing significant financial savings.
Of course, to use it repeatedly, it is essential to follow the instructions to the letter and carry out the necessary care. Do not miss to read this guide in which we show you how to clean the menstrual cup step by step.

Step One

The care and cleaning of the menstrual cup are effortless, but it should be done regularly to lengthen its use and keep it in good condition. If this is the first time you use this object, you must sterilize it before placing it. You have to put the glass in a pot with boiling water for 3 minutes.

Also read: Learn How to Use the Menstrual Cup and Place it Correctly.

Step Two

During the menstrual cycle, it is essential to clean the menstrual cup just when you remove it and empty it to prevent it from deteriorating. Keep your hands clean and first, empty the contents into the toilet and rinse the glass with cold water.

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Step Three

Then, wash the menstrual cup with cold water and a neutral pH soap, which does not contain oils or perfumes, as there is a risk of causing irritation and infections in the vaginal area. Once it is well cleaned, you can use it again.

Step Four

Over time, your menstrual cup may turn a yellowish color, but this does not mean you need to get rid of it. To remove that tone, you can try cleaning it with a toothbrush and warm water, gently rub the surface of the cup with the brush, and hit each hole to remove all residue completely.

Step Five

It is recommended to sterilize the menstrual cup after the end of menstruation. So you can keep it clean and keep it in perfect condition until the next month. Boil it in water for 3 minutes and, finally, dry it with a soft towel. Do not keep it in any container; it is essential that the menstrual cup is stored in the cotton bag that comes with it since it is designed to promote airflow and prevent damage. Place the sachet in a cool and damp-free place where the sun's rays do not hit directly.

Read also: How to Get Rid of Strong Menstrual Cramps

Step Six

By following all these steps to clean the menstrual cup, you will be able to enjoy using for much longer and always protecting the health of your intimate area.

This material is only informational; we are not qualified to offer medical advice or to make a diagnosis.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

Sources: Uncomo