How does my cervix size affect my cup choice?
The closer your cervix is to the entrance of your vagina, the shorter your vaginal canal is, and this may affect the type of cup you should use. Take into consideration that the cervix height changes depending on the time of the month, even during the period - it can get lower or higher.
Women with a lower cervix may find Lily Cup One more comfortable as it is shorter.
The stem is too long and I can feel it - what can I do about it?
If your cervix is low, you have these options:
With the Lily Cup, you can:
-Trim the stem – the max you can trim the stem is just above the top ring/grip line. Be very careful not to puncture the cup, or it will be unusable.
-Switch to the Lily Cup Compact – the Compact is shorter than the Lily Cup and, if you need to, you could trim the stem or turn it inside out.
With the Lily Cup Compact, you can:
-Trim the stem - If you’re trimming the stem on the Lily Cup Compact, you can only trim to just above the 3rd ring /grip line. Any more than that and a hole will be made in the cup.
-Turn the stem inside out - the cup can be taken out by gripping its bottom since the stem will be inside the cup.
With the Lily Cup One, you can:
-Trim the loop - You can cut the loop by following the curved line at the bottom of the cup.
Why and how to boil a cup?
Cleaning and storing your Intimina Cup properly will ensure that it lasts for a number of years. Boiling the cup ensures the cup is fully sterilised before your first usage. Fully submerge your cup in boiling water for 5 to 8 minutes. Do not boil dry. You don’t need to boil your cup every time you reinsert it. Intimina recommends doing it before (and after) every cycle.
How long can I wear a menstrual cup?
All cups are offering 8 hours of protection, including while you sleep. However, how often you personally need to change it depends on your flow. For those heavier days, you may need to change it more frequently than on your lighter ones.
When will I know I need to replace my menstrual cup?
You can wear your cup for up to 8 hours, and Intimina recommends that you empty your cup 3-4 times per 24 hour period. Generally speaking, the lighter your flow, the less frequent the changes. With time and practice, you will be able to gauge how often you need to empty your cup.
When treated with care, Lily Cups can be used for up to 10 years, while Ziggy Cups can be used for up to 2 years.