ElleCup

Your reusable and eco-friendly alternative to sanitary pads or tampons

Benefits

 

 

♥ 100% medical grade silicone
♥ FDA approved
♥ Suitable for women who have allergies & sensitive skin
♥ Leak-free for up to 12 hours
♥ Hypoallergenic = No toxic shock syndrome!
♥ Reusable = Environmentally friendly!
♥ Optimal pH levels remain intact within the body.
♥ Completely hygienic and 100% safe to use

 

Why ElleCup?

Tampons

  • Absorbs menstrual fluid 
  • Risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome, which can be a life threatening disease.
  • Between 20-25 tampons used during a menstrual cycle
  • Reoccuring cost of up to R9,500 over 15 years

 

 

 

ElleCup

  • Collects menstrual fluid
  • Worn like a tampon
  • Gentle on your body, clean, comfortable, and highly reliable!
  • Hypoallergenic which means there is NO risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Once off cost for the next 15 years
  • Easy to clean & disinfect in either boiling water or with Elle Disinfectant Spray
  • Creates a secure seal for up to 12 hours leak free protection
  • Comes with sterile storage container and anti-bacterial disinfectant spray

 

 

 

 

 

How to insert

Start by thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.

With the pull-tab facing down toward the floor, hold your ElleCup in front of you with both hands as illustrated. Press both thumbs into the cup, just below the upper ridge, so that you flatten the sides of the cup together

Still using two hands, fold the flattened cup in half (over itself ) so that the rim at the top forms a “u” shape with the open end of the “u” facing your body. Holding it firmly to keep this shape, transfer the cup to your dominant hand and hold as illustrated. You should be holding the cup just below the upper ridge.

Relax your vaginal muscles and get into a comfortable position either
squatting, sitting over the toilet or standing with one leg raised (for
example, on a stool or closed toilet seat).

While directing it toward the small of your back (the base of your spine), continue to insert ElleCup into your vagina just until the cup and pull-tab are completely inside. It is normal for ElleCup to pop open before it is completely inside –
this should not interfere with insertion.

Lightly pinch the base of the cup (not the pull-tab) and gently try to give it one full rotation in either direction. Doing so helps to avoid leaks by ensuring that the cup has opened fully. The cup should rotate easily when properly open.

Please note: ElleCup is not to be inserted high in the vagina like a tampon. Do not insert ElleCup too far as doing so can make removal more difficult and can actually interfere with the effectiveness of its seal.

Once properly in place, wash your hands one final time and you’re done.

How to remove

Start by thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water.

Relax your vaginal muscles and get into a comfortable position either squatting, sitting over the toilet or standing with one leg raised (for example, on a stool or closed toilet seat). Spreading your legs, gently separate your labia with your non-dominant hand. As if having a bowel movement, bear down lightly with your internal muscles. Doing so can help lower the cup, making it easier to grasp. Insert the thumb and index finger of your dominant hand into the vagina until you’re able to reach ElleCup’s pull-tab.

Following the natural angle of the vagina, gently tug on the pull-tab until you’re able to reach the ribbed base of the cup. As illustrated, firmly pinch the base to break the cup’s suction seal with the vaginal wall. While gently squeezing the sides of the cup and angling it slightly sideways to release any trapped air, remove ElleCup.

As the cup is completely removed, angle it vertically to avoid spilling the contents. Empty the contents of ElleCup into the toilet and, with a mild and perfume-free soap, carefully wash and rinse ElleCup or spray with Elle Disinfectant Spray.
Note that the 2 small holes below ElleCup’s top rim should also be kept clean. If clogged, submerge ElleCup in water and squeeze water out through the holes.

If washing facilities are unavailable or if you’d prefer not to use them in a public place, you may simply wipe ElleCup cleanwith toilet paper or with a feminine hygiene cloth (again, preferably a mild, perfume-free variety). Preferably bring your small spray bottle Elle Disinfectant Spray or water into the stall with you for rinsing or disinfecting. When wiping clean, make sure not to leave any paper or cloth fibres on the cup.
Re-insert the cleaned ElleCup, wash your hands one final time and you’re good to go!
Ellecup Menstrual Cup

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