The DivaCup is made of a high quality,
soft healthcare grade silicone that starts as a liquid. The molecules are then
bound together (or vulcanized) with very high heat to form a solid stable piece
of silicone (similar to the feel of soft rubber).The DivaCup is cured after
production in an oven at a very high temperature to make sure all the molecules
are bound and “chain linked” together. Since the end product is a solid material
yet flexible and durable, there is no possibility for anything to leak into the
body (no leaching). This form of silicone is odorless, is latex-free,
plastic-free and BPA-free. It has been used safely in healthcare applications
for over 50 years.
The FDA has cleared The DivaCup for use by the FDA for use as feminine
hygiene protection. It also holds a current Health Canada medical device
The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12
hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It
can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate
heavy flows. Perfect for overnight use. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at
the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is
soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted
Care & Washing:
The DivaCup should be thoroughly cleaned at least twice a day (do not wear
continuously for longer than 12 hours at a time.) Washing the cup in mild soap
and warm water provides sufficient cleansing. The best cleaning agent to use is
The DivaWash. We have formulated it as a pH balanced wash that is best for the
cup and you, because it does not leave residue.
Remember to wash your hands before inserting and removing your DivaCup.
The DivaCup’s top quality, healthcare grade silicone can tolerate high
temperatures. At the end of each cycle The DivaCup should be washed and rinsed
as specified and then submerged in an open pan of boiling water (continuous
rolling boil) for twenty (20) minutes. Do not leave the boiling pot unattended
and use enough water so that the pan does not boil dry.
Do not use vinegar, tea tree oil, scented soap, antibacterial soap, hydrogen
peroxide, bleach, rubbing alcohol or harsh chemicals as these may damage the
silicone and ruin the cup. We do not recommend cleaning The DivaCup in the
dishwasher because chemicals, detergents and residue from previous dishwashing
could harm the cup.
After use and proper cleaning, the cup must be placed in a storage that
allows for air flow. The DivaCup comes with its own drawstring cotton pouch.
The four holes under the rim of the DivaCup are of vital importance. They
create the seal that secures the cup in place. If the holes need extra cleaning,
we suggest that you fill the cup with warm water. Cover the top with your palm,
sealing it up. Turn it upside down (still sealed by your palm) and then, apply
pressure to the sides of The DivaCup pushing the water out through the sides.
This removes residue left in the holes. To clean the stem and/or holes, you can
also soak the cup in warm water for a few minutes then use a soft toothbrush
(specifically designated only for the cup) for this. You can use a toothpick
(discarding after use), as well. We do not suggest a pin as it may cause damage
to the cup.