Always wash your hands before inserting or removing your DivaCup.
Stress can tighten your muscles and make for a more difficult experience. So, relax, you'll get the hang of this in no time.
Sit on the toilet or stand with one leg on the bathtub and gently separate your labia with your fingers. With your forefinger and thumb, gently pull on the stem until you can feel the base of the cup.
Pinch the base of the cup, not the stem, and gently move the cup from side to side while pulling down.
You did it. Now dispose of your flow in the toilet.
It can be tricky your first few times.
We know we keep saying this, but a tight vagina isn't going to make removal any easier.
Sometimes, gravity just needs to do its thing.
You've got this.
Watch our Pelvic Health Physiotherapist walk you through the removal.
The average person loses 30 – 60ml (1 – 2 ounces) over their entire period.
20ml / 0.67 fl oz
30ml / 1.01 fl oz
32ml / 1.08 fl oz
All shown approximately 12 ml full.
Using the DivaCup does require you to get a little more up close and personal with your flow, but it is clean and comfortable to use. Be sure to wash your hands well before inserting and removing, as well as after you're finished reinserting.
As the DivaCup is a personal hygiene product, we recommend that you inspect your cup regularly for signs of deterioration such as a sticky or powdery film, severe discoloration or odor, etc. If you detect any of these signs or if you experience irritation, we recommend you replace your DivaCup with a new one. Depending on factors such as vaginal pH, how well and often the cup is cleaned, what cleansing agents are used, etc., the lifespan may vary. Our general guideline is to replace it once a year, but ultimately, it is up to the consumer to decide when it is necessary to replace the cup. Our Care and Cleaning instructions can provide you with some helpful tips for caring for your DivaCup.
It can take some time to get the hang of insertion and removal. However, the vaginal canal is an elastic, muscular tube only about four (4) - five (5) inches (10.2 - 12.7 cm) long - there is nowhere for the DivaCup to get -lost- inside you, as the vagina does not connect to other parts of the body. When inserted correctly, the DivaCup should sit low at the base of the canal, away from the cervix, making it possible for you to reach the stem and grip the base to remove it. Making sure you keep your muscles relaxed for removal is key!
When in a public washroom, some consumers are not comfortable washing their DivaCup as normal at the sink. If this is the case, wash your hands thoroughly before entering the stall, empty the contents of your DivaCup into the toilet and simply use a dry or damp tissue to clean the cup. At the next convenient time, clean as per the User Guide instructions. Always wash your DivaCup using potable water that is safe to drink, including when traveling or camping.
To dispose of your DivaCup, thoroughly wash the cup, cut it up into smaller pieces, and dispose in the trash. Most regions do not have convenient access to silicone recycling facilities. However, silicone starts out as sand and degrades over time, depending on the temperature, anaerobic activity and moisture in the landfill, which means that your DivaCup will eventually break down.