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* Is the Eve Cup hygienic?
* How do I clean the Eve Cup?
* Are there any alternative ways of cleaning the Eve Cup?
* Can I use the Eve Cup on a public toilet?
* Which size do I require?
* I have never heard about a menstrual cup, how does it work?
* How often do I need to empty the Eve Cup?
* Is it possible to experience leaking by using the Eve Cup?
* Is the Eve Cup safe?
* Are there chances of getting Candida by using the Eve Cup?
* Do I risk getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) by using the Eve Cup?
* What is silicone?
* Can I be allergic to silicone?
* What are the advantages of using the Eve Cup?
Is the Eve Cup hygienic?
Yes, the Eve cup is very hygienic. It is only necessary to thoroughly sterilize the Eve Cup on the first day of your menstruation. Boiling is the easiest way of sterilizing, and is done by putting the Eve Cup in a pan of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. During your period the good culture inside your vagina will keep the Eve Cup clean. This culture is a group of good bacteria that naturally keeps the pH of you vagina in harmony. Since the Eve Cup collects the blood and does not absorb it, this natural harmony is maintained. The absorbent function of tampons disturbs this culture excessively and increases the risk of infections.
How do I clean the Eve Cup?
It is only necessary to boil the Eve Cup on the first day of your menstruation, before you start using it. Boiling is the easiest way of sterilizing, and is done by putting the Eve Cup in a pan of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Any bacteria and filth will be removed in this short time. At the end of your menstruation, you wash it again before putting it away.
When you empty the Eve Cup during your period, it is important to use cold water to rinse it. The combination of warm water and blood can cause stains on the silicone. Cold water allows the blood to wash away quickly. If there is no tap with running water near the toilet, you can use a bottle with clean water or toilet paper as an alternative.
Are there any alternative ways of cleaning the Eve Cup?
The alternative ways of sterilizing can be used when you are traveling, camping or simply are not near a kitchen when your period comes. As the Eve Cup will be inserted inside, it is important to only use natural products to clean it. You can either use a natural soap or you can put it in a glass of clean water with some drops of Tea Tree oil. Let it soak for at least quarter of an hour. Always make sure any residue is washed away before using the Eve Cup. At the end of your menstruation, you wash it again before putting it away.
Can I use the Eve Cup on a public toilet?
The Eve Cup can easily be used on a public toilet. Make sure your hands are clean and take a bottle of water with you to rinse the cup. Alternatively you can use toilet paper to wipe it clean. Remember that it is absolutely safe to wear the Eve Cup for a longer period of time (up to 12 hours). On your lighter days you can choose not to empty it as frequently.
Which size do I require?
The Eve Cup is available in two different models and three different colours: transparent, pink and purple. Click here to see the chart that gives a clear overview of which model is best suitable for which woman. You know your body best; choosing the right cup is a personal decision.
I have never heard about the menstrual cup, how does it work?
It is essential to understand the best way of inserting the Eve Cup. There are a variety of folding techniques you can try to see what works best for you. Click here to read the step-by-step instructions of the most practical way of using and folding the Eve Cup.
Trying something new will always require some practice in the beginning. Some women get it immediately, while others need some time to get used to it. Once you understand how to insert it, you will enjoy the simplicity of the Eve Cup for many years to come.
Tip: practice inserting the Eve Cup before your menstruation. That way you will understand the technique before you actually need it.
How often do I need to empty the Eve Cup?
On average a woman will empty the Eve Cup two to four times daily. In the beginning you can choose to do this more frequently to check how often it is needed. Every woman is different. You might even be surprised how little blood you actually loose once you can see it in the cup.
Remember that it is absolutely safe to keep the Eve Cup in for 10 to 12 hours. It can easily be worn during travels, swimming, exercise and sleeping.
Is it possible to experience leaking by using the Eve Cup?
Once you understand the correct way of inserting the Eve Cup it is impossible to experience leaking. When you insert the Eve Cup, it is important that you make sure it does not go too deep. The muscles inside the vagina are shaped differently in the lower area just above the entrance. Here the Eve Cup can sit most comfortably. Keep it as low as possible; just deep enough that you do not feel the stem.
Trying something new will always require some practice in the beginning. Some women get it immediately, while others need some time to get used to it. It is important to stay positive and to not be hasty. Once you understand how to insert it, you will enjoy the simplicity of the Eve Cup for many years to come.
The Eve Cup is safe and discreet. You can even wear it while swimming or going to the sauna; nobody will know you are on your period.
Is the Eve Cup safe?
Absolutely! The Eve Cup is made from medical grade silicone; it is latex-free and contains no toxins or bleaches. This makes the Eve Cup one of the safest menstrual products available. The material of the Eve Cup is hypoallergenic and is suitable even for the most sensitive woman. The Eve Cup can easily be worn during travels, swimming, exercise and sleeping.
Are there chances of getting Candida by using the Eve Cup?
Always make sure to take care of personal hygiene during your period, this eliminates any chances of infections. The risk of getting Candida (yeast infection) is very slim; it is even advisable for women who are sensitive to catching Candida to start using the Eve Cup. Since the cup collects the blood and does not absorb it, the natural pH inside the vagina is maintained. The absorbent function of tampons disturbs the pH, which increases the chance of getting Candida. In addition tampons often cause dryness and irritation.
When you use the Eve Cup there is no need to worry.
Do I risk getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) by using the Eve Cup?
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a very rare, yet life threatening, infection that women can get by using tampons. TSS can develop because of the absorbent effect of tampons; this ultimately disturbs the natural pH level. A tampon should never be kept in longer than 4 to 6 hours. The interwoven fibers of a tampon create an excellent breeding place for bacteria. By keeping it in at night, for example, the bacteria multiply and increase the chances of getting TSS.
The menstruation cup has never been associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome since the invention in 1930.
What is silicone?
Silicones are a group of chemical materials that are made from silicium – an element that is found in nature in the form of sand and stone. By combining the natural materials with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen silicone is formed. Silicone is a neutral material that does not affect the natural pH level, nor is it able to enter the bloodstream as it is a solid material (this is very different to breast-implants which are made of the gel-form silicone).
Can I be allergic to silicone?
The Eve Cup is made from 100% medical grade silicone and is not combined with other substances. People will only have allergic reactions when silicone is combined with latex or rubber. This soft material of silicone is unable to be absorbed in the bloodstream and does not affect the natural pH level of the vagina. It is hypoallergenic and absolutely safe even for the most sensitive woman.
* You only need one Eve Cup that can last up to ten years;
* You will stop generating rubbish that ends up in nature;
* The manufacturing process is less harmful than the process of other hygiene products;
* The Eve Cup collects more blood than any other menstrual product;
* The Eve Cup is made from medical grade silicone and is hypoallergenic;
* It is latex-free and contains no toxins or bleaches;
* The menstrual cup has never been associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome since the invention in 1930;
* The Eve Cup is especially recommended for women who are extra sensitive and have the tendency to get candida;
* You will never again have to buy expensive disposable menstrual products such as tampons or pads;
* The cost of one Eve Cup is the equivalent of three months of tampons;
* You only need one Eve Cup that can last up to ten years;
* It is your choice: use 11.400 tampons or three Eve Cups in the fertile years of your life;
* It does not disturb the pH level of your vaginal;
* The Eve Cup does not create dryness or discomfort;
* The Eve Cup collects three times the amount of menstrual fluids than the biggest tampon available, giving you security even on heavier days;
* It is very discreet – you can even wear it to the sauna;
* Once you understand the insertion technique, you will never leak again;
* The Eve Cup is safe, comfortable and convenient.