Wash your hands before and after inserting your cup. This is the absolute, most important step when using any menstrual cup. No matter how clean your bfree cup, if you have any harmful bacteria or toxins on your hands, there is the risk of contracting an infection through any cuts, scrapes or surgical wounds.
Getting started with a bfree cup is nothing to worry about. Using a menstrual cup for the first time can be pretty intimidating. We know – we’ve been there. The first thing you should do is – play with your cup! No, seriously. Play around with your bfree cup, stick it to some surfaces to see its magical suction properties, practice the folds you will have to use when inserting the cup and get your fingers used to finding the extra grippy base to remove it. Doing all of this will help you become more familiar with your new menstrual cup, whether this is your first cup, or just your most recent! Of course, you can wash your cup before its first use – especially if you get carried away sticking it to stuff before you use it, that can get dangerously addictive. Just like any silicone menstrual cup, the bfree cup is safe to boil and wash with a mild soap. Unlike other cups, however, boiling is optional between cycles, as the physically antibacterial surface of the bfree cup prevents the typical biofilm from forming.