Your A Zen Cup will last 10 years if you know how to take care of it, here are some instructions:
When you receive your cup, first of all, you have to sterilize it before the first use. It is really easy. Just wash your hands and put a pan with water to boil, and when it is boiling, throw your cup inside for 5 minutes. Take it out , let it dry.
Quick tip, I use the other side of a tablespoon to take it out of the water and let it dry.
Then you can keep it safe and clean into its cotton pouch, protected from sun.
never keep it in plastic bag or hermetic bag, it will alterate the silicone.
You will need to this at least once a month, after your period, when you are not using it. If you wish you can also do it during your period, if you have another Zen Cup, to rotate while you are using the second one.
You may need to cut the stem if it is too long. the ideal is that you don't have to feel it and that all the cup, stem included is inside of your body, not like with tampon where the string is hanging out of your body.
In this case, remove your cup and cut a small length off the stem with a pair of scissors, taking care not to damage the base of your Fleurcup (which would render it useless) until the stem is no longer a problem. Generally speaking, for optimal comfort, the stem should never go beyond the vagina.
When you are using your Zen Cup:
Empty your cup in the sink, and always rinse thoroughly your cup with cold drinking water, first and then with warm water not forgetting the holes.
If you do not have access to a tap with sink, you can empty it in the toilet and rinse it with a small bottle of water or your Zen can cup filled with water that you may wish to carry with you.
If you wish to use soap, be sure that it is gentle and does not contain essential oils or alcohol or perfume that can damage the silicone.
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