Meet the Original DivaCup®—the most trusted reusable period care product since 2003. Consciously designed to fit all body types, and purposefully made to provide 12 hours of comfort and leak protection. No more tampon strings or frequent bathroom breaks, and you can ditch disposables for good.
Transform your cycle with superior cycle care.
Design + Materials
Design + MaterialsSoft and flexible
Made with 100% medical grade silicone, the DIVA™ Cup is soft enough to fold and insert, yet firm enough to stay in place.1.
Design + MaterialsLeak-resistant air holes
The tiny holes near the rim of your DIVA™ Cup help to ensure you're protected for hours of leak-free wear.2.
Design + MaterialsEasy-to-grip base
An easy-to-grip base minimizes mess during removal. Feel free to customize your comfort by trimming the stem.3.
Design + MaterialsVisible flow lines
Have you started charting your cycle and flow? Track your period's volume by checking the flow lines before emptying.4.
How to use
- Before you begin
- Folding Your Cup
- Insertion and Removal
- Care and Cleansing
Sanitize your Cup
Before using your DIVA™ Cup for the first time, sanitize it in a pot of boiling water for 5-10 minutes.
Tip: To prevent damage to your DIVA™ Cup should you forget it's boiling, place your cup inside a metal whisk. This will keep your menstrual cup from touching the bottom of the pot.
Learn How to Fold your DIVA™ Cup
There are two ways to fold your menstrual cup: The U-Fold and the Push-Down Fold. Both are easy to master and suitable for beginners.
Flatten your DIVA™ Cup and pinch it in half to create a U-shape.
Hold the top rim of your DIVA™ Cup. With your index finger on the edge, push the rim down into the centre of the cup base to create a triangle.
How to Insert a Menstrual Cup
Wash your hands and get comfortable. While sitting on the toilet, or standing with one leg up on the bathtub, gently separate your labia with your free hand. Take a deep breath and relax your pelvic floor muscles.
Hold the folded cup between your thumb and forefinger and push the curved edge of the folded cup into your vagina horizontally.
Once the DIVA™ Cup is in your vagina, grip the base of the cup (not the stem), and turn the cup one complete rotation—360 degrees. This will create a leakproof seal.
How To Remove Menstrual Cup
When it's time to empty your DIVA™ Cup, wash your hands. Pinch the base of your cup to release the seal. Never pull a menstrual cup by the base without releasing the seal first. Keep the cup pinched while gently easing it out, and empty your flow into the toilet, sink, or shower.
Wash your hands, wash your cup
Before insertion and after removal, wash your DIVA™ Cup with a mild, artificial fragrance free, oil-free soap like DIVA™ Wash.
Always use the cotton pouch to store your DIVA™ Cup between cycles. Keep your DIVA™ Cup away from perfumes and never store it in an airtight container.
Discolouration will vary and depend on the uniqueness of each person’s flow. Rest assured; discolouration will not impair the functionality of your menstrual cup.
As the DIVA™ Cup is a personal care product, we recommend that you inspect your cup regularly for signs of deterioration such as a sticky or powdery film, severe discolouration, odor, etc. If you detect any deterioration, or if you experience irritation, we recommend you replace your DIVA™ Cup with a new one.
The lifespan of your menstrual cup may vary, depending on vaginal pH, how often and how well your cup is cleansed, what cleansing agents are used, etc. Our general guideline is that a DIVA™ Cup can last up to 5 years, but it is ultimately up to the consumer to decide when to replace their cup.
Yes— Made from 100% medical grade silicone, the Diva Cup contains no added chemicals (no BPA), latex, dyes, or plastics. Also, if properly cleansed and cared for, and there are no signs of deterioration—your DIVA™ Cup is safe to use for up to several years.
It can take some time to get the hang of insertion and removal. However, the vaginal canal is an elastic, muscular tube only about four (4) – five (5) inches (10.2 – 12.7 cm) long—there is nowhere for the DIVA™ Cup to get “lost” inside of you, as the vagina does not connect to other parts of the body.
When inserted correctly, the DIVA™ Cup should sit low at the base of the canal, away from the cervix, making it possible for you to reach the stem and grip the base to remove it. Making sure to keep your muscles relaxed for removal is key!
We recommend at the end of each cycle; the DIVA™ Cup may be submerged in an open pan of boiling water (continuous rolling boil) for 5-10 minutes. Do not leave the boiling pot unattended and use enough water so that the pan does not boil dry.
Please know that boiling is not “mandatory”, it’s just a recommendation. Some consumers do not boil their cups at all, as regular cleansing with soap and water can be sufficient to maintain the integrity of the silicone.