Thoroughly wash your hands (15 - 20 seconds) with warm water and The DivaWash or a mild, unscented soap. In a comfortable position (either standing, sitting on the toilet, or squatting) bear down with your abdominal/pelvic muscles (as if you are having a bowel movement). Insert your thumb and index finger into your vagina until you can reach the stem.
Gently pull the stem horizontally until you can firmly pinch the base of the cup. Squeeze the cup gently, and angle it slightly sideways while moving it from side to side to release the seal as you remove it.
When it is completely removed, hold the cup upright so that the contents remain inside the cup. Simply empty the contents into the toilet. Wash The DivaCup thoroughly, as directed below.
With a bit of practice as per instructions above, it should only take a few seconds to insert or remove The DivaCup.
To ensure through cleaning, The DivaCup may be boiled at the end of your cycle. Rinse, air-dry and store in a cool, dry place.
Please Note: Do not insert The DivaCup while lying down. If The DivaCup is uncomfortable or leaking, then it is not positioned properly. In order to get the best results it is very important to insert it correctly.