A: Step 1. Clean it
First wash your hands and rinse the menstrual cup well with cold water from the inside and outside. Make sure you clean thoroughly the parts that are harder to reach such as the ventilation holes and the space beneath the inner flap. It is enough to rinse your cup with water or with Non-Alcohol Baby Wipes. You can also use a pH-neutral soap to clean your cup such as the Beppy Soapy. Apply it to the surface and massage well with lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly and repeat if necessary.
Step 2. Sterilize it
Sterilize your Beppy Cup before using it for the first time, during your period, and after your period has ended. You should clean your Beppy Cup more thoroughly when you are not going to use the cup for a long time.
There are different methods to sterilize the cup:
- Sterilize the cup in a pot of boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Since the menstrual cup is made of silicone, make sure the cup does not touch the bottom to avoid burning.
- Put the cup in a special microwave-safe container with water and leave it to boil for up to 3 minutes.
- Using the Beppy Steam + Add a little water into the container, put the cup upside down, close the lid and press the button. In just 8 minutes your cup will be free of germs and bacteria. Do not use any kind of detergent or soap in your Beppy Steam + Sterilizer, as this could cause an imbalance in the pH of the vagina and eventually cause odors.