Cup safety and hygiene
- Sterilize the cup before the first use and at the end of each cycle. First boil the water, then dip the cup in it for 3-4 minutes.
- You must remove the cup before having sex. The menstrual cup is not a contraceptive method and it does not protect from sexually transmitted diseases.
- Menstrual cups are not designed to be used for post-natal bleeding.
- The menstrual cup is for intimate use so you should not share it.
- Never use the GENIAL cup for more than 12 hours at a time without washing it properly.
- Clean the cup with unscented, mild soap and water. Do not use scented soap, oil-based soap, castile soap, alcohol, antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, tea tree oil, dish soap, bleach or any other harsh chemicals.
- Use only water-based lubricants to insert into the vagina if desired. Oil-based lubricants can damage the cup.
- Never keep the cup in a plastic bag or airtight container.
- If you experience any adverse effects, discontinue use and consult with your physician.
- If you notice that the cup has a tear and is leaking, becomes sticky, or starts to irritate your vagina, you must stop using it. Dispose of it in a waste bin.
NOTE: the cup may naturally, slightly discolour over time. This does not impair its functionality.
Legal DisclaimerIf you experience symptoms such as general pain, burning, irritation, or inflammation in the genital area, or discomfort during urination, remove the GENIAL cup immediately and contact a physician.