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Learning to use your Pixie Cup for the first time can take a bit of practice. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Just contact us and we will resolve it.
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Using the Pixie Cup is easy!
Just follow the instructions on this page and complete the steps in the following order:
When you are finished reading these instructions, you can print them out here for future reference.
You can wear your Pixie Cup at any time during your cycle, or even right before you start. Whether your flow is heavy or light, your cup will be there for you.
1. Wash your hands.
2. Rinse your Pixie Cup using warm water and clean it with Pixie Menstrual Cup Wash.
3. Make sure that the small air holes at the top of your cup are open.
Note: If you decide to boil your cup, make sure it does not touch the bottom of the pan, and that your cup completely cools before inserting.
There are two main folding options.
Fold 1: Fold 2:
Fold 1: Grip the rim of the cup with your thumbs and index fingers of both hands and fold the cup in half to resemble the figure in Fold 1.
Fold 2: Place your index finger on the top of the rim and press inwards to the base of the cup forming a triangle.
Experiment with different folding options to find the one that works best for you.
Relax your muscles, and guide the folded Pixie Cup rim-first with one hand into your vagina while separating your labia with your other hand. You can sit, squat, or stand.
Inserting menstrual cups can be a bit tricky. Be patient until you find what works best for you.
Once inserted, slide a finger around the base of the cup (not the stem) to ensure it has opened properly. If you feel any folds along the cup that haven’t fully opened, gently grab the base of the cup and rotate it to create a sealing suction.
The Pixie Cup can be worn for up to 12 hours depending on your flow.
However, it is recommended that you empty your cup 2-4 times per day. Wearing your cup overnight is completely fine.
The cup may stay at the base of your vagina, or it may ride up higher. Both positions are normal.
Our stem is specifically designed to ensure an easy cup removal. If your cup naturally sits at the base of your vagina, you may choose to slightly trim the stem once it is removed.
Wash your hands and relax your muscles. Gently grab the bottom of the cup. If you cannot reach it, pull on the stem until the cup is in a lower position.
Once you grab the base of the cup, pinch the bottom of the cup to release the seal so the cup can slide out. Wiggle your Pixie Cup back and forth while guiding it out of your vagina. As you are removing your cup, be careful to keep your cup upright to avoid spilling the contents.
When your Pixie Cup is removed, tip contents into the toilet. Rinse it with warm water and clean it using a Pixie Wipe or Pixie Cup Wash.
Tip: You can use the measuring lines on your cup to help monitor your flow.
Pixie Cup original comes in three sizes and Pixie Cup Luxe comes in two sizes. Choosing which size is best for you will depend on your flow volume, cervix height, and the overall comfort.
Cleaning your cup is an important step in the menstrual cup process, and with a few tricks, it can be pretty easy.
There are several methods used to clean menstrual cups including boiling, washing with a light soap, or sanitizing it with wipes.
We recommend cleaning your cup in between uses as well as after each cycle.
Pixie Menstrual Cup Wash is specially formulated to clean and sanitize your Pixie Cup. It is pH balanced and made from all natural ingredients. It is perfect for cleaning your cup in between uses, and after your cycle is finished.
Use our eco-friendly Pixie Cup Wipes to clean your cup while you are on the go, in public restrooms, or for general in-between uses.
Pixie Wipes are compostable and flushable, and more wipes can be purchased on here or Amazon.
Tip: Put a few wipes in your purse or wallet so that you’ll have them with you when you need them next!
Boiling your cup is a great way to sanitize your cup in between cycles.
To boil your cup, we recommend that you bring the water to a complete boil and then remove it from the heat. Place your cup in the water and let it sit for 5 minutes without touching the bottom or sides of the pan.
Carefully remove your cup and let it air dry. When it is completely dry, it’s ready to go in the storage bag until your next cycle!
One of the many benefits to using menstrual cups is waste reduction each and every month. There are so many simple ways to help save our planet, and this is one of them.
Did you know a woman who uses tampons will go through approximately 9,120 tampons in her lifetime? Thankfully, you are not in that statistic. With proper care, your Pixie Cup is reusable for years!
- If you experience any leaking, make sure your cup is adjusted correctly and that it is sealing after it is inserted.
- If you continue to experience leaks, you may be using the wrong cup size, or you may need to empty your cup more often.
- It is easiest to remove your cup while sitting or squatting.
- Don’t panic if you are having difficulty removing your cup. If you cannot reach your cup, use your pelvic muscles to gently push the cup down until you can reach the stem and the base of the cup.
- You do not need to remove your cup when urinating.
- If you notice any wear or signs of damage, it is time to replace your cup.
- Store your cup in the breathable bag provided. Do not store your cup in an air tight container.
- The Pixie Cup is designed for menstrual flow use only. Do not use the cup for postnatal bleeding.
- Your menstrual cup is not a contraceptive, and it does not prevent the user from contracting STDs.
- Remove your menstrual cup prior to intercourse.
- Menstrual cups have not been linked or associated with TTS (toxic shock syndrome).
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