Easy-to-Use, Comfortable to Wear
We’ve put together some simple, easy-to follow directions to make your experience as comfortable as the DivaCup is to wear.
How To Use
Fold Option 1 "U Fold": Press the sides of the cup together and then fold it in half again forming a tight “U” shape.
Fold Option 2 "Push Down": Place a finger on the top rim of the cup and press it down into the center of the inside base to form a triangle. This makes the top rim much smaller to insert.
Hold the folded sides firmly in place between your thumb and forefinger so that the curved edge is facing away from your palm (or so that the stem is facing your palm).
In a comfortable position and with your vaginal muscles relaxed, gently separate the labia with your free hand and then push the curved edge of the folded DivaCup horizontally into the vaginal opening so that the tip of the stem is no further than a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) into the vagina. Inserting the DivaCup too high in the vaginal canal may cause leaks, and may also make removal more difficult. Not sure where to find your labia or vaginal opening? Visit our All Things Period page for a brief overview on vaginal anatomy.
Grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and turn the cup one full rotation (360 degrees) in either direction or insert the cup about half way, turn the cup one full rotation and then push it horizontally in the rest of the way. the DivaCup must rotate easily as this ensures that it is fully open and that it is positioned horizontally towards your tailbone.
To remove, pull gently on the stem of the DivaCup until you can reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to release the seal and continue to pull down to remove it. After the cup has been removed, empty the contents in the toilet, wash the DivaCup well with warm water and the DivaWash, or a mild unscented water-based (oil-free) soap, and reinsert.