You did it! You chose the best period care for you and for the planet. You are not alone! We would love to welcome you to our empowering community of menstruators that are switching to Natuo Cup every day to keep toxins out of their bodies and feel comfortable & free during period.
Before using your Natuo cup for the first time you should sterilize the cup in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Remember not to let the cup touch the bottom of the pot.
How to insert a menstrual cup
- WASH / Remember to wash your hands and your cup using clean water and a mild soap before inserting it.
- FOLD / There are many different folding techniques so experiment and find the one that works for you. Two of the most popular methods are: The Punch-Down Fold and The C-Fold. When you’re inserting your menstrual cup, you need to keep it folded until it is inside of your vagina (pic 1-2).
- RELAX / It’s important to relax your muscles when inserting your menstrual cup, so find a comfortable position. You can lie down, squat, sit on the toilet or simply stand up.You’ll find the position that works best for you over time! You might want to use water or a water-based lubricant to make insertion easier.
- INSERT AND RELEASE / Insert the folded menstrual cup and once the entire cup is inside of you, simply remove your fingers and let it pop open. If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a“pop”or a suction sound which means that the cup has folded out completely and created the necessary suction seal. If you’re in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds (pic 3).
- ROTATE / If you feel any dents or folds on the base of your menstrual cup and you’re not quite sure the suction seal has been created, then gently grip the base of the cup (not the stem), and rotate it to make it unfold. Once your menstrual cup is in place, try to pull the stem a bit, if you feel resistance, the suction seal has been created and the cup has been placed successfully.
How To Remove A Menstrual Cup
- NEVER PULL the cup from its stem to remove it. The suction will make the cup stick to the vagina walls and resistance will cause pain. The cup must be removed easily and softly.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Sit, squat or stand with one leg raised.
- Locate the base of the cup.
- Press the walls of the cup inwards to release the suction (pic 4). Use your pointer finger to locate the stem of the cup; then move the same finger up to the middle of the collection chamber. Push your pointer finger around the middle of the chamber so that the silicone is slightly detached from the vaginal wall. This gap is necessary so that the cup can be removed easily, fast and without discomfort. With the pointer finger against the collection chamber and the thumb at the stem, hold firmly and pull softly to remove the cup from the vagina. If there is resistance, it means the seal has not been properly broken. Press the pointer finger a little more onto the chamber and remove the cup.
- Gently pull the cup out with a firm grip and empty it.
- Rinse and reinsert
- Natuo cup will not prevent pregnancy.
- Natuo cup must be removed before intercourse.
- Natuo cup does not protect against Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs).
- If you feel symptoms of general pain, burning, irritation, or inflammation in the genital area, or discomfort during urination, remove Natuo cup and contact a physician. Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) include fever, abdominal cramps, back vaginal discharge or pus. and muscle pain.
- Menstrual cups have almost zero history of causing toxic shock syndrome (TSS). (Only one case).There was a small injury to the vagina that was the main reason of causing (TSS). Remove your large or sharp rings, and wear gloves if you have long nails. is a very rare but serious disease that can cause death. Read and keep the enclosed information. If you experience these symptoms, contact your physician right away.
- Women using Intra-uterine Devices (IUDs) for contraception should take caution as there have been scientific reports of menstrual cups having contributed to dislodging of the IUD. 1 Consultation with a local health worker is advised.
- Keep Natuo cup away from children and pets.
- Store in a dry and cool area.
- Never use Natuo cup for more than 12 hours at a time without washing properly.
- Never wash your Natuo cup with anything that may irritate your vagina if not thoroughly washed off the cup before reinserting.
- Avoid harsh cleansers like vinegar or bleach and strongly scented or fragranced cleansers that may cause the silicone to deteriorate.
- Avoid soaking Natuo cup in anything other than water. Silicone is a porous material and can absorb oils or cleansers if exposed for longer periods of time; these substances may irritate your vagina or cause the silicone to deteriorate.
- The Natuo Cup is made of durable silicone that can last up to 10 years with proper care.
- We recommend replacing your period cup every 3-5 years. You should replace yours if it has any tears, holes, or just isn’t in good condition anymore.
Natuo Bamboo Pad
How to use the reusable cloth sanitary pad
- Hand or machine wash before its first use with soap and warm water (up to 400C).
- Place the pad on your panties, roll it and secure it into place.
- When you change the pad, initially soak it in COLD water to avoid staining or soak for 30 minutes with the soiled surface facing down. Then hand or machine wash normally with soap and warm water (up to 400C).
- Dry thoroughly in the sun or drier and stretch the cloth out to prevent creasing.
- For persistent stains soak for 1 hour in water with bicarbonate of soda or vinegar.